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    Duguay v. General Motors Company of Canada & General Motors LLC

    Chevrolet Volt fuel comsomption

    The purpose of this class action is to compensate consumers who have purchased a Chevrolet Volt automobile or rented one long-term. General Motors (GM) made misrepresentations about the Volt’s fuel consumption. The Plaintiff alleges that when the battery still has power and the outside temperature is below -4⁰C (or -10⁰C for customers who have changed the default settings), the Volt consumes fuel. The Plaintiff also alleges that GM never have informed buyers or renters of this fact.

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    The class action was authorized on April 8, 2016, by the Quebec Superior Court and is proceeding. No trial date has been set.

    On June 5, 2017, the defendants obtained permission to examine 10 members of the class. These examinations should be held in September of 2017. The judgment authorizing these examinations is available by clicking here.

    Conditions to be part of this class action

    You are part of the class action if you have purchased or rented long-term a Chevrolet Volt automobile in Canada.

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    Summary of the class action

    In late fall of 2012, when cold weather arrived, Mr. Duguay was surprised to find that his Volt was using gasoline for short trips while the battery was fully charged. He found that he was not the only one in this situation. In fact, the Volt necessarily consumes fuel when the outside temperature is below -4⁰C (or -10⁰C for customers who have changed the default settings), regardless of the battery charge level. GM never have informed Volt buyers or renters of this fact. The fuel savinfs anticipated by these owners or renters are therefore less than expected.

    In May of 2014, Mr. Frédérick Duguay filed a class action suit against GM for misrepresentations regarding the Chevrolet Volt’s fuel consumption.

    The class action was authorized by the Superior Court of Quebec on April 8, 2016 for all owners and tenants of Volt in Canada.

    The action seeks a price reduction  as well as punitive damages.

    Justice Marie Gaudreau was named to case-manage the class action and preside over the trial on the merits.

     

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