Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors over the performance of the headlights in certain versions of the second-generation Cadillac SRX.
This new class action suit was filed against General Motors in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, according to a report from Car Complaints. The suit alleges the 2016 model-year Cadillac SRX has faulty headlights with seals that can wear out prematurely, allowing moisture to enter the casing and damage the internal electronic components. The plaintiff in the suit also says the vents in the casing “that allow air flow to maintain pressure and prevent the lenses from cracking,” can increase the “tendency for water to accumulate and condense in the housing units.”
We’ve reported on the widespread headlight issues with the Cadillac SRX in the past. In 2019, we wrote about a Bloomberg report on certain 2010 to 2015 model-year Cadillac SRX models with persistent headlight issues, which generated hundreds of comments – many from frustrated Cadillac SRX owners that had experienced this problem for themselves. We then penned a second follow up article about the issue last spring, which again generated countless comments from aggrieved Cadillac SRX owners.
While GM has issued several Technical Service Bulletins to address the Cadillac SRX headlight problems, the repairs contained in these TSBs instruct dealers to replace the faulty headlights with new ones of the exact same design. As a result, any Cadillac SRX owners have been forced to pay to remedy the issue, only to have the lights replaced with new versions that still allow condensation to enter the casing. The plaintiff in this latest suit, for example, allegedly paid $1,600 to have his SRX’s headlights replaced with new ones of the same faulty design as before.
GM has agreed to reimburse some owners for headlight repairs at a cap of $1,600, however it has not provided a permanent fix for SRX owners that continue to deal with dim and/or burnt-out high beams and low beams.
GM has not responded to or commented on the Michigan class-action lawsuit.