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GM C/K PICKUP TRUCK CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IN TEXAS IS APPROVED

 DETROIT, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GENERAL MOTORS (NYSE: GM) WAS INFORMED ON NOVEMBER 2, 1993, THAT JUDGE BONNIE LEGGAT IN THE HARRISON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT IN MARSHALL, TEXAS, HAS APPROVED THE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT COVERING SOME 650,000 OWNERS OF 1973-1987 FULL-SIZE GM PICKUP TRUCKS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. THE FOLLOWING GM STATEMENT MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO LEE A. SCHUTZMAN, THE GM ATTORNEY WHO HAS BEEN HANDLING THE CLASS ACTION ISSUE:
 GM is pleased that Judge Leggat has approved the class action settlement that covers approximately 650,000 Texas pickup truck owners. These owners will be receiving instructions for obtaining $1,000 Certificates toward the purchase of any new GMC Truck or Chevrolet light-duty truck after the settlement approval becomes effective. Owner letters could be mailed as early as December. However, an appeal could delay these letters and the availability of the Certificates for months.
 A decision on the settlement covering another 5.7 million owners in the other 49 states is expected in the near future. We are hopeful that Judge William Yohn of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia will also approve the settlement.
 GM continues to believe that these full-size pickup trucks have had an outstanding safety record over the past 21 years. Accident statistics confirm that C/K pickup trucks provide occupant protection in side impact accidents that is comparable to other full-size pickup trucks of the same vintage and significantly better than smaller pickup trucks and the average passenger car.
 Here are some answers to often-asked questions regarding the C/K pickup truck class action settlements:
 Q. Who is covered by the settlement approval announced in
 Marshall, Texas, on November 2, 1993?
 A. The settlement approved in Texas on November 2, 1993, covers
 Texas residents who own 1973-1986 C/K and successor 1987-1991
 R/V full-size GM C/K pickup trucks and chassis cabs as of
 July 19, 1993. Some 5.7 million owners in the other 49
 states and the District of Columbia are covered by a similar
 settlement now being considered in U.S. District Court in
 Philadelphia.
 Q. What vehicle do I have to own to qualify for a $1,000
 certificate?
 A. Registered owners of the following eligible GM full-size
 pickup trucks as of July 19, 1993, were mailed the court
 notice in late August. Eligible vehicles are:
 Series Model Years Chevrolet Models
 C/K 1973 - 1986 C10, C20, C30, K10, K20, K30
 R/V 1987 R10, R20, R30, V10, V20, V30
 R/V 1988 R20, R30, V20, V30
 R/V 1989 R2500, R3500, V2500, V3500
 R/V 1990 - 1991 R3500, V3500
 Series Model Years GMC Models
 C/K 1973 - 1986 C1500, C2500, C3500, K1500,
 K2500, K3500
 R/V 1987 R1500, R2500, R3500, V1500, V2500,
 V3500
 R/V 1988 R2500, R3500, V2500, V3500
 R/V 1989 R2500, R3500, V2500, V3500
 R/V 1990 - 1991 R3500, V3500
 Q. On what vehicles is the $1,000 certificate good?
 A. The certificates are eligible to be used on the following GM
 truck models:
 Chevrolet: C/K full-size pickup, S10 compact pickup, S10
 Blazer, Astro, Lumina APV, GEO Tracker, Suburban,
 Crew Cab, Chevy Van, Sport Van, full-size Blazer.
 GMC Truck: C/K full-size Sierra pickup, S15 compact pickup,
 S15 Jimmy, Safari, Yukon, Suburban, Crew Cab,
 Rally Van, Vandura.
 Q. I never received a notification. What should I do?
 A. Owners who feel they should have received a certificate, but
 did not receive a notification letter in August or early
 September should contact the following address. Owners
 should include their name, address, telephone number, Vehicle
 Identification Number (VIN) of the pickup they own and a copy
 of the pickup's title document plus a copy of the
 registration or bill of sale showing ownership as of July 19,
 1993.
 General Motors Corporation
 P.O. Box 275
 Taylor, MI 48180-0275
 Owners with additional questions may contact:
 Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center: 1-800-222-1020
 GMC Truck Customer Assistance Center: 1-800-462-8782
 Q. I own one of the eligible pickups and I purchased a new GM
 truck right around the time you were announcing the
 settlement in mid-July. Am I out of luck?
 A. The settlement only covers purchases that occur after the
 certificates are available. You should contact the Customer
 Assistance Center at either Chevrolet or GMC Truck with
 questions regarding prior purchases.
 Q. Can you give me a quick explanation on how this settlement
 and the certificates work?
 A. Briefly, here is how the settlement affects owners of the
 1973-1986 C/K models and their successor 1987-1991 R/V
 models:
 -- The settlement provides an opportunity for registered
 owners as of July 19, 1993, of eligible models to
 obtain a certificate directly from GM worth $1,000
 toward the purchase of a new and unused GM light-duty
 truck. The certificate can be used toward the final
 negotiated price of the vehicle or as a down payment.
 The 15-month redemption period begins after GM notifies
 owners that the settlement has been approved and provides
 instructions needed to obtain the certificates.
 -- There is no requirement to trade in the eligible pickup
 truck to use the certificate; that is up to the owners.
 Owners can make their best deal on a new truck with the
 Chevrolet or GMC Truck dealer of their choice, whether or
 not that includes a trade-in, and then advise the dealer that
 they have a certificate from GM. The certificates may be
 combined with any GM or GMAC incentives available on the
 vehicle at the time of purchase.
 -- The certificates may be transferred with the title of
 the eligible trucks to third party purchasers, or they
 may be transferred to immediate family members who
 reside with the current owner. Only one certificate
 will be issued per eligible truck.
 -- Current owners may also transfer or sell certificates
 without the C/K or R/V truck one time. The transferee
 will receive a non-transferable $500 certificate that
 can be used only for the purchase of a new C/K truck
 only and cannot be used in combination with any other
 GM incentive. The original recipient will be required
 to return the original $1,000 certificate with a notarized
 statement containing the name and address of the person to
 whom the certificate will be transferred and a non-transferable
 $500 certificate will be issued within 14 days.
 -0- 11/3/93
 /CONTACT: Ed Lechtzin of GM NAO Communications, 313-974-1582/
 (GM)


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