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GM SATURNS / SATURNS WITH VTI TRANSMISSIONS

1 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Canadian Saturn Vti Class Action Lawsuit -Saturns with Vti transmission - Merchant Law Group Filed a Multi-jurisdictional Saturn Vti Class Action in Saskatchewan and a Saturn Vti Class Action in Quebec against GM


In the Statement of Claim, the plaintiffs allege that the Vti Transmissions were defective due to GM's defective design and negligent manufacture.They fail prematurely, making the vehicles inoperable, unsafe, and causing costly repairs.

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PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 15, 2008 – In Regina, Saskatchewan, the Merchant Law Group filed the proposed Canadian Saturn Vti Multi-jurisdictional Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of owners or leasers of a Saturn car with a Vti Transmission, against GM which is General Motors Corporation and General Motors of Canada Limited on November 24, 2008, Following the initial filing the Merchant Law Group filed the Canadian Saturn Vti Class Action in the Province of Quebec.



Merchant Law Group filed the Canadian Multi-jurisdictional Saturn Vti Class Action. for [protected] Saturn L-Series, [protected] Saturn VUE, and [protected] Saturn Ion ( "Saturns" ) containing Vti Transmissions on behalf of current and former Canadian owners and leasers. Owners and leasers( first time and subsequent ) have suffered economic loss because of these multiple breakdowns and repairs. Many of them have suffered financial loss after trading in or selling Saturns with Vti transmissions. The filed Saturn Vti Class Action asks the Court to compensate them for this financial loss.



In the Statement of Claim for the Canadian Saturn Vti Class Action, the proposed grounds include alleged acts, omissions, wrong doings, and breaches of legal duties and obligations which were unfair and unconscionable business and trade practices and breached statutory warranties of fitness, acceptable quality, merchantability, and durability.



Between 2002 and 2005, GM manufactured, sold and distributed Saturns, including the [protected] Saturn L-Series, [protected] Saturn VUE, and [protected] Saturn Ion ( "Saturns" ) containing Vti Transmissions.



The plaintiffs allege that the Vti Transmissions were defective due to GM's defective design and negligent manufacture. Consequently they prematurely fail, making the vehicles inoperable, unsafe, and necessitating costly repairs. GM publicly acknowledged an unusually high failure rate on vehicles with the Vti Transmission. But it has not recalled the transmissions and replaced them with a strong chain to solve the problem.



The Vti Transmissions used a "continuously variable" transmission ( "CVT" ). Unlike conventional automatic transmissions, which use traditional gears to shift at a few fixed points, CVT's shift through the use of a belt or chain that runs through pulleys that move closer together or farther apart. Merchant Law Group alleges that the problem with Saturn Vti transmissions is that they use a weak belt and are prone to failure and therefore inherently defective.



In order to generate error codes, GM returns to customers cars with transmissions that have repeatedly stopped operating properly on highways at high-speed without warning, causing sudden and massive deceleration.



These Vti failures have necessitated evasive manoeuvres to prevent rear end collisions, chain reaction accidents and loss of life. It is unconscionable that GM has neglected its responsibility to properly remedy the problem and instead has knowingly put the owners and their families back into defective vehicles needlessly and recklessly endangering their lives.



The Saturn vehicles lose power at random in town at intersections and elsewhere on public roads. The transmission failures create an enormous risk to human life, wherever Saturns having Vti transmissions are driven.



GM refuses to honour the new car power train warranty and extended warranty and fails to properly diagnose, repair and replace the defective vti transmissions with safe transmissions.



The plaintiffs allege that GM neglects the rights of the consumer to be warned about this allegedly defective and dangerous transmission. Withholding this important information prevents informed consent before the consumer enters into a new vehicle contract with GM Canada.



Owners and leasers have suffered economic loss because of these multiple breakdowns and repairs. In addition many of them have suffered monetary loss after trading in or selling Saturns with Vti transmissions. The filed Saturn Vti Class Action asks the Court to compensate them for this financial loss.



If you presently own, lease or in the past have owned or leased a Saturn vehicle with a Vti transmission contact Merchant Law Group to determine your legal rights.


MERCHANT LAW GROUP LLP,
2401 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 4H8

E.F. Anthony Merchant, Q.C.
Chief Counsel for the Plaintiffs
Telephone: [protected]
Facsimile: [protected],

Contact:"Nicholas Robinson" mailto:nrobinson@merchantlaw.com

Counsel for the Plaintiffs
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Additional Information:
Contact: Valerie Hall
mailto:canadianclassactionsaturnvue@gmail.com
http://www.canadiansaturnvueiontransmissionfailure.com
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For those interested in joining the Canadian Saturn Vti Class Action Contact :"Nicholas Robinson" nrobinson@merchantlaw.com
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