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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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OPT-OUT Of Oil Consumption Lawsuit?

You only have 60 days from the date the CLASS NOTICE was mailed to OPT-OUT of this Class Action Lawsuit. When did people start receiving these Letters .... was it August 1st, or the end of July or when?? Maybe only 2-3 weeks left to OPT-OUT.

I think anybody with a 2010, 2011, or 2012 2.4L Equinox or Terrain should be OPTing OUT ... because your coverage is not changing. It's still the same three SCAs (Special Coverage Adjustment) with the same terms, and this Lawsuit is not going to change that. So there's no benefit for you. The benefit is for GM because if you *don't* OPT-OUT, you will be included INto the lawsuit, and forever lose your right to sue GM for the defective engine they sold you (if that's what you ultimately end up having to do). By OPTing-OUT, you preserve your right to sue at a later date.

The only thing that changes with this Lawsuit is - (13) people (the Original Plaintiffs) will be paid off ... so *they'll* be happy ... and a portion of the 2013 owners (those built prior to May 2013) will gain coverage under a new SCA with the same coverage the 2011 and 2012 owners currently have: 7.5 years from Original Sale Date, or 120,000 miles ... whichever expires first. For *them* there will be some benefit ... IF they can fail a Consumption Test, that is.

But you 2010, 2011, and 2012 owners ... your coverage remains the same. And for many of these people, the three existing SCAs have already expired (or are about to expire). If this Lawsuit was *extending* these coverages, it would be a different story ... but it isn't. Therefore ... all you guys need to OPT-OUT.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 12:12 AM
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2.4L Oil Consumption Lawsuit

Anyone know where the opt-out forms are located? They do not come with the paper work that was sent. Thanks!
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Anyone know where the opt-out forms are located? They do not come with the paper work that was sent. Thanks!
I don't think there is a "Form" per-se. The letter you received in the mail stated you need to write a letter entitled "REQUEST FOR EXCLUSION".

In the letter, you simply say, "I WISH TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT IN BERMAN vs GENERAL MOTORS, LLC, CASE No. 2: 18-cv-14371"

Then, you include your printed name, address, phone number, email address, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Lastly, you SIGN THE LETTER, and mail it to:

2.4 Liter Oil Consumption Litigation
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2003
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2003


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NOTE #1: The deadline to OPT-OUT is September 20,2019, which is a Friday, but I'd mail it no later than the 16th (Monday) to make sure it gets there before then. Of course, the earlier you mail it - the better.

NOTE #2: I would also send the letter Registered Mail (to prove that you mailed it). Or, even better - Return Receipt Required - to prove they received it!

Better get movin' ... only 20 business days left to OPT-OUT! Feels like a foregone conclusion at this point ...

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You only have 60 days from the date the CLASS NOTICE was mailed to OPT-OUT of this Class Action Lawsuit. When did people start receiving these Letters .... was it August 1st, or the end of July or when?? Maybe only 2-3 weeks left to OPT-OUT.

I think anybody with a 2010, 2011, or 2012 2.4L Equinox or Terrain should be OPTing OUT ... because your coverage is not changing. It's still the same three SCAs (Special Coverage Adjustment) with the same terms, and this Lawsuit is not going to change that. So there's no benefit for you. The benefit is for GM because if you *don't* OPT-OUT, you will be included INto the lawsuit, and forever lose your right to sue GM for the defective engine they sold you (if that's what you ultimately end up having to do). By OPTing-OUT, you preserve your right to sue at a later date.

The only thing that changes with this Lawsuit is - (13) people (the Original Plaintiffs) will be paid off ... so *they'll* be happy ... and a portion of the 2013 owners (those built prior to May 2013) will gain coverage under a new SCA with the same coverage the 2011 and 2012 owners currently have: 7.5 years from Original Sale Date, or 120,000 miles ... whichever expires first. For *them* there will be some benefit ... IF they can fail a Consumption Test, that is.

But you 2010, 2011, and 2012 owners ... your coverage remains the same. And for many of these people, the three existing SCAs have already expired (or are about to expire). If this Lawsuit was *extending* these coverages, it would be a different story ... but it isn't. Therefore ... all you guys need to OPT-OUT.

I got the letter too. I already had the work done and it fixed my problems. After reading the lawsuit materials, all I got from it was that GM is offering the exact same extended warranty they are already offering, while a few lawyers get all the money. Yeah, no thanks, I opted-out.
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I got the letter too. I already had the work done and it fixed my problems. After reading the lawsuit materials, all I got from it was that GM is offering the exact same extended warranty they are already offering, while a few lawyers get all the money. Yeah, no thanks, I opted-out.
The 2013 crowd (but only those units built prior to the May 2103 “changeover” - when GM started introducing the new piston rings into the Production stream) will gain new coverage.

Also - if you own a 2010, 2011, or 2012 and happened to pay out-of-pocket for the new pistons and rings - prior to the introduction of the (3) Special Coverage Adjustments (SCAs), you can apply for a reimbursement. But you better have good documentation...

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I can't believe how bad this class action settlement is. Basically, the 2010 through 2012 owners get nothing and the 2013's get a vague extended warranty. GM was probably going to extend the 2013 warranty regardless of the class action. They're basically buying res judicata.
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I can't believe how bad this class action settlement is. Basically, the 2010 through 2012 owners get nothing and the 2013's get a vague extended warranty. GM was probably going to extend the 2013 warranty regardless of the class action. They're basically buying res judicata.
Yeah, I think these things are rigged.

Look at this one - it's all slanted in GM's favor. Even though they'll have to pay the 13 Original Plaintiffs (but only $4500 each), their lawyers (still "only" $3.5 million), and some number of 2013 owners (but only if they manage to pass the infamous "Oil Consumption Test"), it'll be the end of the road for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 owners because they'll lose their right to sue GM in the future over their defective 2.4L engines (if that's what they ultimately feel they need to do). For GM, getting this liability off the books is probably the primary goal here - even though they're the "Defendant" in this Suit.

Nobody's looking out for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 owners right now. Yeah, they had their chance earlier under their respective SCA's, but as far as this Class Action Suit ... nobody cares about them. They're all automatically OPTed IN, and the onus is on THEM to write a letter to OPT-OUT. Good luck with that. Who's independently counting their OPT-OUT votes to make sure this Suit doesn't just get ram-rod-ed through the Court - because that's what's going to happen here.

Really - the only way to stop this Suit from being "Finalized" or "Approved" in October is for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 owners to get their OWN legal representation to stop it. And this would presumably need to be at least started prior to the September 20 OPT-OUT deadline.

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Unless something has changed, tomorrow (September 20) is the deadline to OPT-OUT of the Class Action Lawsuit.

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2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /222.5k miles [13-JUN-2019]
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