GM Files Lawsuit Against 2014 Supplier of the Year

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October 8, 2018—General Motors has filed a lawsuit against its 2014 Supplier of the Year, saying the company failed to cover costs associated with warranty claims on Johnson-Controls-supplied batteries for GM model year 2014-16 vehicles, reported the Detroit Free Press.

The suit noted that Johnson Controls batteries were used in at least 34 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models during that time, according to the report.

In a company statement, Johnson Controls defended its actions.

"We have fully complied with all of our contractual obligations to General Motors and intend to continue to do so in the future. While we truly value our long-term relationship and partnership, we intend to defend the case vigorously," according to the statement sent to the Free Press.


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