Judge Rejects GM Motion to Dismiss Fuel Pump Litigation

Order Reprints

July 3, 2019—In a ruling issued earlier today, the Honorable Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California overwhelmingly rejected General Motors' bid to have Plaintiffs' claims dismissed in their case against the car manufacturer for a defective fuel pump.

As the defective pump—known as a CP4—fails, it scatters metal shavings throughout the fuel system, which requires replacing not only the pump but also the fuel injection lines, injectors and rails at the cost of over $10,000 to the car owner.

Attorney Bob Hilliard, who initiated the national litigation and has filed class actions against General Motors, Ford and Chrysler in California, Texas and Florida for this defective pump, states, "The CP4 doesn't work in the United States. Period. From the very first time as a brand new vehicle when the customer turns the key and starts the engine, the failure of the CP4 begins. Over time, it will slowly and surely burn up, starving the fuel system of lubricant. To intentionally sell a $40,000.00 vehicle knowing it will not only burn itself up from the inside out, tiny metal sliver by tiny metal sliver, and putting the $5,000.00-$10,000.00 cost of repair on the customer is just a new level of outrageous, even for this car company."

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