Corvette and Camaro owners: this affects you too.
Last April, we reported about a class action lawsuit filed by a group of owners against General Motors who drive some of the automaker’s most popular rear-wheel-drive vehicles. These include the likes of the Chevy Corvette, Camaro, Silverado, GMC Sierra, Cadillac ATS and Escalade. What do they all have in common aside from RWD? An eight-speed automatic transmission. According to these owners, they’ve been experiencing violent shakes, jerks, and even a "hard shift” during gear change. Before the suit was filed, GM issued 13 technical bulletins regarding this gearbox and, unfortunately, none of them fixed the problem.
And now one Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owner has attempted to take matters into his own hands by doing something rather simple: reach out to local news media.
According to North Carolina news station Action 9 WSOCTV, Steven Brack, who bought his expensive pickup truck only last year, felt it was important to demonstrate the problem, which he has dubbed "Chevy shudder” in front of the news cameras. With a reporter in the front passenger seat and the camera rolling, Brack showed the steering wheel shuddering and shaking while driving at speed. "It’s a $52,000 pickup truck,” Brack said. "It’s just a constant shudder vibration.”
Obviously Brack is not alone as this issue affects owners all over the country. But what Brack really wants is for GM to either fix the issue or buy the vehicles back. "So all of us are stuck with just having to own it and drive it,” he said.
The local news station reached out to GM for comment but the response likely won’t satisfy Brack and many others. "Owners should visit their GM dealer. Dealers have service and technical procedures… to address this concern.” Below you’ll find the complete list of GM vehicles equipped with this transmission:
• 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
• 2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado
• 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette
• 2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
• 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
• 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS and ATS-V
• 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V
• 2016-2019 Cadillac CT6
• 2015-2019 GMC Sierra
• 2015-2019 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
• 2017-2019 GMC Canyon
What will happen next? Well, it’s up to GM.