Lawsuit Filed Over Chevy Bolt EV Blind Spot Monitoring Issues

Chevy is one of the latest vehicle manufacturers facing a class action lawsuit, which alleges that certain vehicles have faulty blind spot monitors on the passenger side that activate warning lights when there is nothing present in the blind spots. The Blind Spot Monitoring safety system issues allegedly impact 2018-2020 Chevy Bolt EV vehicles.

Safety Hazards Due to Blind Spot Monitoring

The lawsuit was filed in August 2021 by a plaintiff in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff claimed that their 2018 Chevy Bolt was equipped with a faulty Blind Spot Monitoring system that chimed and illuminated warning lights on the passenger side of the vehicle, even if there was nothing in the blind spot.

Not only did this problem cause “annoyance and confusion,” but it also posed a safety hazard to the vehicle occupants and others on the road, according to the lawsuit. The problem allegedly occurs because the aluminum sensor shields placed in the sensors detach or come loose, causing the sensors to pick up the car’s wheels as moving objects.

The plaintiff took their vehicle to the dealership and a technician diagnosed the problem, charging the plaintiff $62.46 for replacement aluminum shields, which they had to pay for out of pocket. Despite knowing about the issue, the manufacturer continued to sell 2020 model year Chevy Bolt EV vehicles without notifying consumers of the defects.

Additionally, GM issued a blind spot monitoring technical service bulletin (TSB) in October 2020 regarding the problem, which also affected 2017 models. The plaintiff claims this is proof that the manufacturer knew about the defect but continued to sell vehicles with it.

Protecting Your Lemon Law Rights

If your Chevy Bolt is affected by a faulty Blind Spot Monitoring system, you may be able to enter the class action lawsuit against the auto manufacturer. However, if you attempted to get the problem fixed several times to no avail, you may also be entitled to a replacement vehicle or buyback under California lemon laws.

Our Los Angeles lemon law attorneys can review your case for free and determine whether it’s in your best interest to file a claim and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Contact our team at (888) 449-7639 to get started with a free case review today!

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