GM Lemon Law
Protecting Your Rights Against Defective Vehicles
Do you possess a GM vehicle that has been causing you consistent issues and defects? A problematic car shouldn’t detract from your enjoyment of driving! Allow us to assist you in understanding your rights under the GM Lemon Law, the steps you should contemplate, and the options at your disposal for resolving the problems associated with a malfunctioning vehicle.
Understanding the GM Lemon Law
The GM Lemon Law safeguards buyers and lessees of new vehicles that consistently exhibit issues compromising their safety, value, or functionality. If your GM car meets the specified criteria, you may be eligible for a manufacturer-funded replacement, refund, or repair.
Common GM Issues
- Transmission Problems
- Engine Issues
- Electrical System Malfunctions
- Brake Problems
- Suspension and Steering Troubles
- Air Conditioning and Heating Failures
- Issues related to airbags, seatbelts, or other safety features
- Exhaust System and Emission Failures
- Interior and Trim Issues
- Paint and Body Problems such as peeling or chipping
Popular GM Models with Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) and Recalls.
- GMC Acadia
- GMC Canyon
- GMC Sierra
- GMC Terrain
- GMC Yukon
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Chevrolet Cobalt
- Chevrolet Cruze
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Chevrolet Impala
- Chevrolet Traverse
- Cadillac Escalade
GM Buyback Lemon Law Qualifications
To be eligible for a buyback under GM’s Lemon Law, there are certain criteria that generally must be satisfied:
Persistent Issues: The vehicle should have a significant defect or malfunction that persists even after multiple repair attempts.
Impact on Safety, Value, or Functionality: The defect should notably affect the vehicle’s safety, value, or functionality, including critical components like the engine, transmission, brakes, steering, and other essential systems.
Under Warranty: These defects should manifest within the time covered by the vehicle’s warranty or within a designated timeframe, often referred to as the “eligibility period.”
Repair Efforts: Depending on the specific state’s Lemon Law, the manufacturer or dealership should have made a reasonable number of attempts to fix the defect. If they fail to rectify the issue within these attempts, the vehicle could be a candidate for buyback. Essentially, a recognized GM repair facility should have been given the opportunity to address the issue with your GM vehicle. If the problem remains unresolved after multiple dealership visits, the GM vehicle could be considered a lemon.
Service Downtime: Some states might require that the vehicle be non-operational for a specified number of days due to repairs. If this threshold is exceeded, it may qualify for buyback. For instance, in California, there’s no set period that your GM vehicle must remain in the repair facility. However, if your GM vehicle has been at the dealership for an extended duration, it indicates a significant impact on its use, which is a key factor in the lemon law.
Resolving Disputes: If the defect isn’t adequately addressed by the manufacturer or dealership, consumers may need to go through arbitration or take legal action to find a resolution.
Laws Vary by State: It’s essential to note that Lemon Laws can vary from state to state. Therefore, understanding the specific rules and requirements of your state is crucial. Some states may have more stringent criteria, while others may be more lenient.
Process to File for a GMLemon Law Claim
- We review your case
- Documentation is gathered
- A claim is opened with GM
- The claim is resolved with GM
- You receive payment for your GM Lemon
Why Choose Us for Your GM Lemon Law Case?
Our experienced legal team specializing in Lemon Law cases has a comprehensive understanding of issues related to defective vehicles, spanning across all GM models. We consistently advocate for consumers and have a track record of securing the rightful compensation they deserve.
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Ensure your GM experience isn’t marred by a lemon. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to delve into your situation and understand your rights under the GM Lemon Law. Our dedicated team is prepared to navigate the complexities and champion your consumer rights.
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Disclaimer: The information on this page is broad in nature and shouldn’t be seen as legal counsel. Please seek the expertise of a licensed attorney for details pertinent to your unique circumstances.
What is a GM Lemon Law?
The GM Lemon Law, similar to other such laws, serves as a legal safeguard for consumers purchasing or leasing vehicles that turn out to be defective. This particular law focuses on GM vehicles that exhibit ongoing and significant defects, ensuring consumers have a remedy when their vehicle fails to meet expected standards of quality, safety, and functionality.
Under the GM Lemon Law, if a GM vehicle consistently demonstrates defects or malfunctions within a specified period and meets certain conditions, the vehicle’s owner or lessee may qualify for a new vehicle, a refund, or a buyback of the faulty vehicle by the manufacturer.
It’s important to note that Lemon Laws can vary widely based on jurisdiction. If you suspect your GM vehicle falls into the lemon category, it is advisable to seek guidance from a lawyer experienced in Lemon Law cases to navigate the specifics of your state’s laws.