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Companies: GM – General Motors – Chevrolet – Buick – Oldsmobile – Pontiac
Website Link to access the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement and get YOUR Stake: Dexcool Settlement Administrator Site
Direct link to the settlement sign-up page here
Address to submit paper claim:
Dex Cool Litigation
Dublin, OH 43017-4639
Phone Number for Assistance: 866-245-4291
Details: The amount of reimbursement for which you are eligible depends on (i) when the Covered Repair was performed and (ii) the amount you actually paid, as described below:
- For a Covered Repair made within five years after initial vehicle delivery:
You are eligible to be reimbursed the documented amount you paid out-of-pocket up to $400, if you were not previously fully reimbursed.
However, if you can document that the Covered Repair required you to pay over $1,500 to address an internal coolant leak, your reimbursement level may be different. If so, you can elect to request reimbursement of 40% of the amount you paid out-of-pocket up to $800, if you were not previously fully reimbursed.
(An internal coolant leak means that coolant leaked from one vehicle component into another component. Whereas an external coolant leak means that coolant leaked from inside a vehicle component to the exterior of the vehicle.)
- For a Covered Repair made in the sixth year after initial vehicle delivery:
You are eligible to be reimbursed the documented amount you paid out-of-pocket up to $100, if you were not previously fully reimbursed.
- For a Covered Repair made in the seventh year after initial vehicle delivery:
You are eligible to be reimbursed the documented amount you paid out-of-pocket up to $50, if you were not previously fully reimbursed.
If you paid for more than one Covered Repair (whether on the same vehicle or on different vehicles included in the proposed settlement), you may make a separate claim for each repair.
GM vehicles listed below are covered. Please note, below is for everyone BUT those in Missouri. If you’re in Missouri, please Go Here for more details.
There are three groups of vehicles that are covered by the settlement: Group A Vehicles, Group B Vehicles, and Group C Vehicles. Each group of vehicles is listed below, followed by the Covered Repairs for which cash reimbursement is available under the proposed settlement.
|GROUP A VEHICLES
Model years 1995-2003
Equipped with 3.1-liter or 3.4-liter V6 engine, manufactured before April 10, 2003 with a nylon/silicone lower intake manifold gasket.
|Buick||Century, Rendezvous, Regal, Skylark|
|Chevrolet||Impala, Lumina, Malibu, Monte Carlo, Venture, Corsica, Beretta, Lumina APV|
|Oldsmobile||Alero, Cutlass (Supreme and Ciera), Silhouette|
|Pontiac||Aztek, Grand Am, Grand Prix, Montana, Trans Sport|
Note: Some of these vehicles may have been offered for sale with an engine other than a 3.1-liter or 3.4 -liter V6 engine. Any of the above models sold with an engine other than a 3.1-liter or 3.4 -liter V6 engine are not included and are not eligible to make a claim.
Group A Covered Repairs: Replacement of failed nylon/silicone lower intake manifold gasket.
|GROUP B VEHICLES
Model years 1995-2004
Equipped with 3.8-liter V6 engine (internal GM engine designation RPO L36).
|Buick||LeSabre, Park Avenue, Regal, Riviera|
|Chevrolet||Camaro, Impala, Lumina, Monte Carlo|
|Oldsmobile||Eighty-Eight, Intrigue, LSS, Ninety-Eight|
|Pontiac||Bonneville, Firebird, Grand Prix|
Note: Some of these vehicles may have been offered for sale with an engine other than a 3.8-liter V6 engine RPO L36. Any of the above models sold with an engine other than a 3.8-liter V6 engine RPO L36 are not included and are not eligible to make a claim.
Group B Covered Repairs: Repairs necessitated by engine coolant sealing issues, including replacement of throttle body gasket, upper intake manifold gasket, lower intake manifold gasket, or intake manifold.
|GROUP C VEHICLES
Model years 1995-2000
Equipped with 4.3-liter V6 engine
|Chevrolet||Blazer, Chevrolet S-10|
|GMC||Envoy, Jimmy, S-15|
Group C Covered Repairs: Repairs necessitated by cooling-system sludge, including cooling-system flush, heater core repairs, water pump repairs, or radiator cap replacement. “Sludge” refers to a rust-like material that can form in the cooling system and whose formation is related to use of Dex-Cool.
If you own one of the models listed above, but (i) with a different engine size than what is listed, or (ii) the vehicle was manufactured using a lower intake manifold gasket other than a nylon/silicone gasket, or (iii) the vehicle is a Group A vehicle manufactured after April 9, 2003, then you are not covered by the settlement and are not eligible to file a claim.
Purchased From: Various GM vehicles model years 1995 – 2004
Claims Accepted Until (YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR CLAIM BY THIS DATE!): Postmarked by October, 27th, 2008
Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Amount(s): $24,200,000 which includes $16,500,000 in attorney fees + $1,550,000 in “expenses”.
TCA Staff Tidbit: So, straight to the point. . . Did you encounter ANY problems related to your radiator or cooling system in one of the GM cars covered in this lawsuit? If so, make sure to submit your claim. You probably won’t get all of the money you put into the car to repair it, but you should get at least SOME of it back. At least enough for a nice dinner out for two! If you lost the receipts, you’re out of luck, but hopefully your garage or dealer will reprint them for you. That’s it! A long post, sorry about that, but there’s a lot of material to cover.
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