GM Seeks $30M In Faulty Steering Component Suit

Law360 (November 23, 2009, 3:52 PM EST) -- General Motors Co. is suing automotive supplier JTEKT North America Inc. and a subsidiary for providing the car manufacturer with allegedly faulty electric power steering components that GM says has cost it more than $30 million.

The lawsuit, first filed in state court, was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Nov. 17. GM asserts two breach of implied warranty claims and one breach of express warranty claim against JTEKT.

The defective steering assemblies were installed in tens of thousands of GM cars starting in model year 2005, including the Chevy Cobalt, Chevy HHR and...

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