Complaint / review / scam report
Saturn Vue and Ion
VTI TRANSMISSION

Merchant Law Group filed a National Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf Of Saturn Vue and Ion Owners and Leasers Everywhere in Canada

I-Newswire (Press Release) - March 3, 2009 - by:Valerie Hall

All across Canada the rights of owners and leasers of Saturn cars having Vti transmissions are protected by the Saturn Vti Multi-jurisdictional Class Action Lawsuit against GM which is General Motors Corporation and General Motors of Canada Limited. If you are interested in joining the Saturn Vti Class Action it is important to add comments and details using the online form, explaining what happened when your vehicle's transmission failed and how Saturn and GM reacted.

http://www.merchantlaw.com/saturn.html

These Vti failures have necessitated evasive maneuvers to prevent rear end collisions, chain reaction accidents and loss of life. It is unconscionable that GM has neglected its responsibility to properly remedy the problem and instead has knowingly put the owners and their families back into defective vehicles needlessly and recklessly endangering their lives.

In the Statement of Claim for the Canadian Saturn Vti Class Action, the proposed grounds include alleged acts, omissions, wrong doings, and breaches of legal duties and obligations which were unfair and unconscionable business and trade practices and breached statutory warranties of fitness, acceptable quality, merchantability, and durability.

On Nov. 24, 2008 Merchant Law Group filed the Canadian Multi-jurisdictional Saturn Vti Class Action in Regina Saskatchewan for Saturn vehicles containing Vti Transmissions on behalf of current and former Canadian owners and leasers. Later in the same week it was filed in Montreal Quebec.This Saturn Vti Class Action Class Action is filed on behalf of first and subsequent owners and leasers, in all regions of Canada, who have suffered economic loss because of these multiple breakdowns and repairs. Many of them have suffered financial loss after trading in or selling Saturns with Vti transmissions. The filed Saturn Vti Class Action asks the Court to compensate Saturn Vti owners and leasers for this financial loss.

Between 2002 and 2005, GM manufactured, sold and distributed Saturns, including the 2002-2005 Saturn Vue, and 2003-2004 Saturn Ion ( "Saturns" ) containing Vti Transmissions. The plaintiffs allege that the Vti Transmissions were defective due to GM's defective design and negligent manufacture. Consequently they prematurely fail, making the vehicles inoperable, unsafe, and necessitating costly repairs. GM publicly acknowledged an unusually high failure rate on vehicles with the Vti Transmission. But it has not recalled the transmissions and replaced them with a strong chain to solve the problem.

The Vti Transmissions used a "continuously variable" transmission ( "CVT" ). Unlike conventional automatic transmissions, which use traditional gears to shift at a few fixed points, CVT's shift through the use of a belt or chain that runs through pulleys that move closer together or farther apart. Merchant Law Group alleges that the problem with Saturn Vti transmissions is that they use a weak belt and are prone to failure and therefore inherently defective.

In order to generate error codes, GM returns to customers cars with transmissions that have repeatedly stopped operating properly on highways at high-speed without warning, causing sudden and massive deceleration.

These Vti failures have necessitated evasive maneuvers to prevent rear end collisions, chain reaction accidents and loss of life. It is unconscionable that GM has neglected its responsibility to properly remedy the problem and instead has knowingly put the owners and their families back into defective vehicles needlessly and recklessly endangering their lives.

The Saturn vehicles lose power at random in town at intersections and elsewhere on public roads. The transmission failures create an enormous risk to human life, wherever Saturns having Vti transmissions are driven.

GM refuses to honour the new car power train warranty and extended warranty and fails to properly diagnose, repair and replace the defective vti transmissions with safe transmissions.

The plaintiffs allege that GM neglects the rights of the consumer to be warned about this allegedly defective and dangerous transmission. Withholding this important information prevents informed consent before the consumer enters into a new vehicle contract with GM Canada.

Owners and leasers have suffered economic loss because of these multiple breakdowns and repairs. In addition many of them have suffered monetary loss after trading in or selling Saturns with Vti transmissions. The filed Saturn Vti Class Action asks the Court to compensate them for this financial loss.

All owners and leaser who have experienced VTi transmission failure who want to participate in this Saturn Vti National Class Action are invited to provide comments and details which explain exactly what happened when their Saturn Vti transmission failed including a description of how Saturn and GM reacted. If you presently own, lease or in the past have owned or leased a Saturn vehicle with a Vti transmission that failed complete the online form at this link http://www.merchantlaw.com/saturn.html in order to assert your legal rights in this matter. For more information contact Merchant Law Group.

MERCHANT LAW GROUP LLP,

2401 Saskatchewan Drive

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4P 4H8

E.F. Anthony Merchant, Q.C.

Chief Counsel for the Plaintiffs

Telephone: ( 306 ) 359-7777

Facsimile: ( 306 ) 522-3299,

Contact: Nicholas Robinson

mailto: [email protected]

Counsel for the Plaintiffs

1-888-567-7777

Owen Falquero

Avocat de la plaignante

Pour le service en francais:

mailt:[email protected]

83 St. Paul Ouest

Montréal, Québec

H2Y 1Z1

Tel: (514) 842-7776 ou (514) 842-7776

*Fax: (514) 842-8055

*Veuillez envoyer les fax à l'attention de Owen Falquero

http://www.cba.org/ClassActions/Class_2008/quebec/pdf/12-09-2008_GeneralMoters.pdf
Author: Contact with Author

Offender: Saturn Vue and Ion

Country: Canada   Province: Canada
Site: merchantlaw.com/saturn.html

Category: Cars & Transport

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