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Poulos LoPiccolo Is Investigating Claims of the “Chevy Shake”

Poulos LoPiccolo is investigating claims of Chevrolet vehicles violently shaking and vibrating when driven at highway level speeds. The “Chevy Shake,” as consumers call it, is potentially caused by defective aluminum drive shafts according to internal GM documents. The following vehicles were installed with the defective aluminum drive shaft:

  • 2015 to present Cadillac Escalade
  • 2014 to present Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2014 to present GMC Sierra
  • 2015 to present GMC Yukon/Yukon XL

According to consumers, the defect makes the vehicle feel unstable when driving at highway level speeds and can cause a loss of control. If the defective drive shaft is not replaced, the vehicle eventually becomes undriveable. This is a major safety concern.

Some consumers have reported that the Chevy Shake stopped when the defective aluminum drive shaft was replaced with a steel drive shaft.

According to consumers, General Motors failed to inform them of the Chevy Shake problem with the drive shaft upon purchasing or leasing their vehicle. Furthermore, consumers have been denied warranty coverage for the replacement of the defective drive shaft; consumers have to pay out of pocket. Consumers report that repairs are costly and have cost well over $2,000 because GM refuses to adequately fix the defect when the vehicle is brought in. GM has also never recalled the affected vehicles.

GM claims that the Chevy shake is not a widespread or known problem. However, we have reason to believe that GM has been aware of the defect for years yet continues to sell and lease vehicles that have the defective drive shaft.

If you or anyone you know purchased or leased one of the above referenced Chevy vehicles and are experiencing the violent shaking, please contact Poulos LoPiccolo at 732-757-0165 or [email protected]

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