Corvette Z06 Owners Slap GM With Fourth Class Action Over Limp Mode

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 owners have filed a fourth class action against General Motors relating to a cooling defect with the high-performance supercar.

The class action, filed by law firms Hagens Berman, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, the Miller Law Firm, and Schuler Halvorsen Weisser Zoller Overbeck, claims that Chevrolet knowingly sold Z06 models with a cooling system defect that renders them stuck at low, unsafe speeds after about 15 minutes of track driving.

The lawsuit asserts that there are up to 30,000 Corvette Z06 models from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years which could be affected. This latest suit includes new cases from owners in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. It also adds implied warranty claims to the list of complaints against GM.

“Instead of building a car that could live up to the hype it created, GM chose to pour its resources into an onslaught of deceptive marketing, touting to would-be buyers that the Corvette Z06 had ‘track-proven structure and technologies,” managing partner of Hagens Berman, Steve Berman, said.

“What Z06 owners received from GM – a car that peters out after 15 minutes of track driving – is anything but ready for the track.”

The first class action suit was filed against GM in July 2017.

It is asserted in the lawsuit that GM breached its warranty in failing to repair defective Z06 vehicles.

“When Plaintiff and the other Class members purchased or leased their Z06s, GM expressly warranted in writing that the Z06s were covered by a Limited Warranty and that the Limited Warranty formed the basis of the bargain. GM expressly warranted that at ‘no charge’ it will repair ‘any vehicle defect.’ GM breached its warranty obligations by selling inherently defective Z06s.”

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  • Shahul Usman

    and thats why I did a grand sport over a Z06… plus the twitchy nature of the car.. Grand Sport= track day hero … NA engines like imsa..

  • ediotsavant

    Summer is coming. I’m going to the racetrack to challenge Corvette drivers to a 30 minute race in my Corolla!

    • Dubble Bubble

      Wow, you’re awesome man!

    • LWOAP

      I’ll grab a Prius. See you there 🙂

    • Matthew Daraei

      I will bring my Fiat 500 to the contest.

    • S3XY

      Prepare to be showed up by my Smart Car.

  • xDRAN0x

    Car’s better suited for the garage than a track 🙁

    • S3XY

      Best suited for 1/18. Sitting pretty on my desk.

  • LJ

    After 15 minutes, I also go into limp mode. Da dum ching.

    • rodriguez256

      You’re better than me, I don’t even make it off the show room floor before limp mode ensues.

    • john1168

      LOL… They got a pill for that 🙂 LOL

    • S3XY

      You probably think about why it’s gone limp, instead of enjoying your intimate man to man experience.

      • LJ

        Well, if you’d stop making it such a big deal every time we’re together, I wouldn’t be so concerned about it.

  • Skydis

    My buddy has a Z06 and has never tracked it, but he’s had a CEL twice within a year. For the amount of money paid for these cars, you’d expect them to be better than that

  • disqus_vTHqyB4GCF

    I’m pretty sure there’s a special place in hell for the shyster scumbags at Hagens Berman, who do nothing but fabricate lies and file frivolous lawsuits in order to extort money from automakers. What pieces of human excrement…..

  • eb110americana

    Didn’t GM respond to this allegation long ago? I believe they investigated a few of the cars on which they could reproduce the symptoms, and found the issue to come down to something like an air bubble trapped in the intercooler coolant from the factory. There is probably something in the design of the water jacket that makes it hard to bleed the air out, but it seems it can be done and the issue corrected–if memory serves.

    • Nick099

      I thought so too. Just checked and a few sites reported the problem fixed…in 2016. Someone here should do their homework.


    Wow. I guess this is what happens when people are upset. Or perhaps just greedy law firms. It could be either one at this point. Anyway, what issues the Z06 did have I take doesn’t affect the ZR1?

  • Harry_Wild

    Corvette team management never ran the ZO6 longer then 15 minutes on the track during it testing. It called being penny foolish!

  • SteersUright

    While I cant stand greedy plaintiffs, law firms and frivolous lawsuits, I have to recognize their legitimate value when properly holding corporations accountable when appropriate. If these cars truly do not deliver as promised, GM should not be able to brush this aside.

  • S3XY

    Only on the superficial track.

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