Judge makes lawsuit over so-called ‘Chevy Shake’ a class action

CHARLOTTE — There’s a major development in a lawsuit that involves a story Action 9′s been investigating since 2019.

Jason Stoogenke was one of the first reporters in the country to report on the so-called “Chevy Shake.” Since then, hundreds of drivers have complained to him -- more than almost any other consumer issue.


Now, a judge has agreed to make a lawsuit filed in the case a class action, which means all drivers who bought certain vehicles will be included -- not just the people who sued.

So far, more than 300 people have contacted Stoogenke from 30 states and Canada, many of whom have sent him videos. They said they drive GM models and that they shake all of a sudden -- they say at times, they shake uncontrollably.

Plaintiffs sued GM in 2019. They officially asked the court to make the suit a class action early last year. Now, more than a year later, the judge has said yes.

The class would include anyone who bought certain vehicles new from an authorized GM dealer before March 1, 2019.

  • 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado
  • 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CT6, and CTS-V
  • 2015-2019 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Yukon Denali XL
  • 2017-2019 GMC Canyon

The lawsuit only covers vehicles up until 2019 because that was the year it was filed. For drivers who bought newer GM models with the same vibration issue, there’s a class action lawsuit already filed for those. It covers 2019 to 2022 models, and the judge hasn’t decided yet whether to say yes or no to it being a class action since its a newer case.

Here are the models included in that case:

  • 2019 Chevy Corvette
  • 2019 Cadillac ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CT6, and CTS-V
  • 2019-2022 Chevy Camaro, Colorado, and Silverado
  • 2019-2022 GMC Canyon and Sierra

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