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Old 05-24-2007, 10:49 PM   #71
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Its funny to see the problems Dex-Cool has created everywhere, first thing I did when I put a 3400 in my 95 Z26 is flushed the entire coolant system...BLAH!
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I'm not sure if this is very new, but...
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TENTATIVE CLASS SETTLEMENT REACHED

A tentative nationwide settlement has been reached with General Motors in the Dex-Cool/ Intake Manifold Gasket class action lawsuits. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of owners of General Motors vehicles, which were factory-filled with "Dex-Cool" coolant. In summary, the lawsuits alleged that Dex-Cool degraded certain vehicles’ intake manifold gaskets and other engine sealability components, and that in certain other vehicles, Dex-Cool formed a rusty sludge, clogging the vehicles’ cooling systems and causing vehicles to overheat.

Terms of the Settlement:

GM automobile owners and lessees will have the option to be included in this class action settlement if they incurred out-of-pocket expenses for any of the following repairs:

1. A replacement of the nylon/silicone lower intake manifold gasket, made within 7 years or 150,000 miles of the date of initial delivery for 1995-2003.5 Model Year vehicles with 3.1-liter V6 and 3.4-liter V6 engines that were originally equipped with Dex-Cool coolant.

2. A coolant sealability repair (including, but not limited to, throttle body gasket, upper intake manifold gasket, lower intake manifold gasket, etc.), made within 7 years or 150,000 miles of the date of initial delivery for 1995 - 2004 model year 3.8-liter V6 engines (RPO L36) that were originally equipped with Dex-Cool coolant.

3. A Dex-Cool sludge repair, made within 7 years or 150,000 miles for 1995 - 2000 model year */T light trucks and sport utility vehicles with 4.3-liter V6 engines that were originally equipped with Dex-Cool coolant.

The precise terms of the proposed settlement remain confidential while the settlement papers are being prepared for court approval. We hope to obtain court approval and provide formal notice of the settlement beginning in February. At that time we will be able to answer inquiries regarding the specifics of the settlement and how to file a claim. In the meantime, anyone who believes they incurred an expense in connection with a repair or replacement described above should retain all receipts they have for the repairs or replacement.
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hmmm....i wonder if im going to be included, line 2 says "L36" cars, wouldnt supercharged cars be included too? ive already changed my gaskets once, i have to again(already bought the stuff, putting it in this weekend).
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ISo will this cover a 1998 model with 61k miles that has just start leaking at the UIM / thottle body ? - Thanks
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:37 PM   #75
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You've never been part of a class action lawsuit. Consider yourself lucky iif you get enough for an oilchange. I've been in two and got less than $5 for each one. The lawyers get the big money, not the people.
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General Motors Dex-Cool Class Action Update

We are pleased to inform you that the California Superior Court for Alameda County has granted preliminary approval to the settlement we reached with General Motors in the Dex-Cool class action lawsuit. This settlement affects people who purchased or leased a “covered vehicle” anywhere in the United States other than Missouri. A separate settlement has been reached for those who purchased or leased their vehicle in Missouri, which will offer the same benefits but will be separately approved by a Missouri court.

You may be eligible to receive between $50 and $800 in cash reimbursement under the settlement if you have paid for a covered repair prior to May 30, 2008, provided you submit a claim by October 27, 2008. If you paid for multiple covered repairs, you may be eligible to receive multiple cash reimbursements provided you submit a separate claim for each repair.

For further information about the settlement, please visit http://www.GirardGibbs.com.
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Here'* a big problem....They list the L36, but not the L67 as an eligible motor.
I'm going to object to the settlement so that they add in the L67 motors. I'd encourage anyone else with a L67 who qualifies to do the same.

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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.
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Yes, read the settlement carefully.

1) Covers L36 only, no L67.
2) Coverage cuts off at the sooner of 7 years or 150k miles.
3) The typical owner'* eligible for around $50 (and you better have all your paperwork squared up), while the lawyers are getting $16 million to $20 million.

So basically, I'm eligible for nothing on the '98 LeSabre (UIM done at shop in 2006), and I feel I'd be very lucky if they'd cover the LIM gaskets I bought to DIY the '04 LeSabre.
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"How do I comment in support of, or in opposition to, the settlement?
This includes plaintiffs’ counsel’* request for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and incentive awards for the named plaintiffs.

If you are a Class Member and do not exclude yourself, you may object to or comment on all or part of the proposed settlement.

On August 29, 2008, the Court will hold a fairness hearing to approve or not approve the settlement. The purpose of the hearing is for the Court to decide whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should be approved. The Court will also decide whether a final judgment should be entered dismissing this lawsuit; and the amount of attorneys’ fees and expenses and incentive awards to class representatives. Under the terms of the settlement, the money will not be distributed until there is no possibility of appeal. If there are no appeals, your share of the settlement fund will be distributed. If there is an appeal by a class member, the payment process may be delayed. "

http://www.dexcoolsettlement.com/faq.php3#Q19[/b]
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Quote:
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3) The typical owner'* eligible for around $50 (and you better have all your paperwork squared up), while the lawyers are getting $16 million to $20 million.
Of course, that'* always true, as mentioned somewhere earlier in this thread. That'* probably the only reason most of these class action suits are filed to begin with.

Anyway, your comment that most will get only $50 may be true, but for those of us who were naive when we did the repair and paid large amounts of money, I.E. $800-1200+ for the repairs, there is the liklihood of collecting $400 or more. As to the paperwork necessary, well, that'* always the case also.
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