Just got an email response to my inquiry why the L67 engine'* were not included in the lawsuit:
"Thank you for contacting us about the proposed Settlement asking why your GM vehicle is not included in the settlement, and asking how it was decided which GM vehicles are included in the settlement. Plaintiffs? Counsel acknowledge and understand that many GM vehicle owners experienced difficulties with their vehicles relating to Dex-Cool, and that some of those GM vehicles are not included within the proposed settlement. However, in prosecuting and ultimately settling this case, for procedural and substantive law reasons, Plaintiffs? Counsel had to narrow the case to the strongest class claims based on the best evidence.
By way of background, the group of Plaintiffs? lawyers in this case spent well over five years litigating this case, incurring nearly $2.5 million in out-of-pocket expenses and over $20 million in attorney time (which has not been compensated to date) fighting with General Motors, one of the largest companies in the world, in three different state courts and a consolidated action in a federal district court. During the course of the litigation, Plaintiffs? Counsel filed papers with the courts to certify a broad group of GM vehicle owners. Over the course of the five year litigation battle, different courts denied Plaintiffs? Counsel?* applications to represent these broad groups of GM vehicle owners, and refused to certify a class with all of the vehicles in it. At the end of the day, Plaintiffs? Counsel were forced to narrow the definition of the class and the class case down to what they believed were the strongest claims. This is what resulted in the vehicle lines that are included in the proposed settlement.
Depending on your circumstances and the condition of your GM vehicle, you may have options, including filing a small claims court case. If you support your claim with the information from the GM class settlement, you may be able to recover some damages in small claims court.