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Jump94605, you have hit the nail on the self-caused GM issue. When they introduced the C6 ZR1, they said it ws “track ready.” Which some found out on the track..., well let’s just say some ZR1’s overheated on the track.

When the C7 Z06 was revealed, Tadge introduced it (on 1.13.14) as “track ready for a typical one-hour track session. [I was there, heard him say those words.]

Yet, early on GM was already backing tracking, for just three months later at the 2014 BASH, I heard Tadge said it was “track ready for a typical 25/30 minute track session” — with a designed 86 degree limit.

Wondering if when the ZR1 is introduced, we will hear track ready at its reveal?
 

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Update: Another Z06 Overheating Class Action Law Suit Filed (4th one)

Note: Some parts of an earlier suit have already been dismissed.

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Owners File Another Class-Action Lawsuit Over the Corvette Z06’s Overheating Limp Mode ‘Defect’ (By Mitch Talley)

A fourth class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday adds more states and claims to the legal action that concludes the 2015-17 Corvette Z06 is “anything but ready for the track.”

The first lawsuit was filed in July 2017, and the most recent suit adds 11 states to the action made against General Motors, including owners in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

Attorneys for the law firms Hagens Berman, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, the Miller Law Firm, and Schuler Halvorsen Weisser Zoller Overbeck claim that a defective cooling system renders the power of many Z06s “drastically reduced,” sending them into limp mode after only 15 minutes of driving on the track and sometimes even on public roads.

“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,'” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman. “What Z06 owners received from GM — a car that peters out after 15 minutes of track driving — is anything but ready for the track. To add insult to injury, when notified about the Z06 cooling system defect, GM chose to ignore the issue altogether.”

The new lawsuit includes claims by multiple Z06 owners, including one from South Carolina who says he paid $120,000 for his car yet experiences the limp mode defect “every time he goes to the track,” despite having the Z06’s special suspension, steering, brakes, and software settings, including a head-up tachometer display used for racing.

Another plaintiff’s Z06 has overheated all three times it’s been used on a track, and yet another says despite having $2,000 worth of upgrades installed by his dealership, his car still overheats. “The last time he took it to the track after the upgrade, he only made it twice around the track before the vehicle overheated,” the suit says.

Furthermore, the suit makes allegations that GM is not honoring its warranty, saying “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.” The suit adds that GM was also obligated to pay for or reimburse Z06 owners for costs of purchasing aftermarket coolers and other costs associated with bringing their Z06s to dealerships for “futile repair efforts.”

The class-action lawsuit seeks monetary damages for a proposed nationwide class of people who purchased or leased the affected Z06s, along with injunctive relief for GM’s misconduct related to the design, manufacture, marketing, sale, and lease of affected cars.


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Owners File Another Class-Action Lawsuit Over the Corvette Z06's Overheating Limp Mode 'Defect' - Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle
 

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Yes maybe enough for a FOUR MEAT PATTY Big Mac!!!!! Maybe even a Combo Meal. We will see..

Willing to wager the Z Beast will be as advertised. GM cannot afford another PR nightmare.
 

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I’m thinking that if the new zr1 doesn’t overheat on the track those improvements; front facia with its new cooling passages & heat transfer units behind it , plus the larger 2018 zo6 supercharger cover which holds more fluid might be the answer for the problem. We’ll see.
 

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Roger, I haven't seen news of a dismissal or settlement, so it is likely ongoing. Class litigation, like much litigation, is a long process with periods of no visible activity to the outside observer but hard work by the parties (e.g. Discovery). I'll try to remember to check the docket today and update this.
 

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Roger, I haven't seen news of a dismissal or settlement, so it is likely ongoing. Class litigation, like much litigation, is a long process with periods of no visible activity to the outside observer but hard work by the parties (e.g. Discovery). I'll try to remember to check the docket today and update this.
Thanks---waiting for my check! Going to go to out to eat at DQ on it!
 

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The current status is that in March the court granted in part and denied in part GM's motion to dismiss. The court granted a dismissal as to nationwide class claims. What survived are claims for plaintiffs in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. Additionally, the court dismissed unjust enrichment claims but allowed the warranty-based claims to proceed. The case is still in early stages, I wouldn't skip any meals in anticipation of that big DQ burger just yet.
 

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thanks for the update German.
 

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Thanks. Since I live in Kentucky, it’s done for me. No surprise really, but it would have been nice if GM had offered to repair the over heating on the track issue. I wonder why certain states were excluded.
 
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