Buick Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Buick in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Buick lemon law attorney about your case for free.
The experienced trial attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your Lemon Law rights and pursue your claim at no cost to you. Our proven success record speaks for itself.
At Wirtz Law APC, our experienced trial teams are dedicated to fighting for our clients and getting maximum damages, including civil penalties. Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law APC has recovered more than $29,000,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your Buick in for repair two times or more for any of the following concerns, you may have a lemon. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Buick lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
The engine is the heart of the vehicle. A car can’t drive without a properly working engine.
Common symptoms of engine failures include:
- Engine Control Module (ECM) warning lights on the dash
- Check engine lights
- No start, excessive cranking
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of power
- Stalling (most often when attempting to shift gear)
The transmission or gearbox ensures that the correct amount of power reaches your wheels to drive at a given speed. The transmission ensures that the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels adjusts to accommodate the desired speed of the car.
Common symptoms of transmission failures include:
- Whining and clunking
- Gears grinding
- Burning smell
- Lack of response, hesitation,
- Lunging, or jerking
- Noisy in neutral
- Leaking fluid
- Premature clutch replacements
Engine Cooling System Failure
A car’s engine cooling system is responsible for keeping the engine cool while it works to prevent overheating. The system does so by sending a liquid coolant through hoses and passages in the engine. As the coolant flows through these hoses and passages, it picks up and removes heat from the engine. The water pump has the job of keeping the coolant moving through the system, and the radiator re-cools the liquid so it can again be circulated through the passages in the motor.
Common symptoms of engine cooling system failure include:
- Overheating, especially on city roads or “stop-and-go” traffic
- Metallic smell coming from the engine compartment
- Coolant leaks
- Steam or smoke emanating from the engine compartment
Timing Chain Defect
The timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft within internal combustion engines. Misalignment of the chain can cause premature wear or engine failure.
Common symptoms of a bad timing belt include:
- Ticking noises from the engine
- Oil leaking from the front of the motor
- Harsh idle
*Note that your Buick may still be a lemon even if the issue is not listed above. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON today to describe your unique issues and get a free case evaluation.
Is My Buick a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Buick is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Buick Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Buick Cascada
- Buick Century
- Buick Enclave
- Buick Encore
- Buick Envision
- Buick LaCrosse
- Buick LeSabre
- Buick Lucerne
- Buick Park Avenue
- Buick Rainier
- Buick Regal
- Buick Rendezvous
- Buick Riviera
- Buick Terraza
- Buick Verano
*Note that your Buick may still be a lemon even if not listed above
Notable Buick Recalls
Front Seat Wiring Harness May Cause Fire (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 16V517000)
- In July 2016, Buick recalled 43,000 of its vehicles for a faulty wiring harness in the front seats of many of its vehicles.
- According to Buick, Vehicles equipped with 8-way power adjustable seats contain a wiring harness which may come in contact with the seat frame. The contact leads to chafing of the harness. If the harness chafes, a short circuit could occur, resulting in inoperative power seat adjustments, flickering lights on the instrument panel, sparking or smoke under the seat, and fire.
Flexible Steel Cable for Seat belt May Fail (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 14V266000)
- In May 2014, Buick recalled over 1.3 million of its vehicles with defective seat belt mechanisms.
- According to Buick, In the affected vehicles, the flexible cable that connects the seatbelt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue and separate over time. If the steel cable becomes fatigued and separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.
Incorrect Brake Rotors May Be Installed(NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 14V240000)
- In May 2014, Buick recalled over 8,000 vehicles which may have the incorrect brake rotors installed.
- According to Buick, the affected vehicles may have had the brake rotors intended for the rear of the car accidentally installed on the front. The rear rotors, while the same diameter, are thinner and may result in a front brake pad detaching from the caliper. If a brake pad detaches from the caliper, there may be a sudden reduction in braking, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of crash.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Buick.
Buick is a division of American auto manufacturer General Motors (GM). Established in 1899, Buick was among one of the first American automobile brands and the company that established GM in 1908. Over the years, the brand has expanded its market to Canada, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, and China, where 80% of its vehicles are sold. In 2017, Buick sold a record setting 1.4 million vehicles worldwide. In recent years, Buick has made a big marketing push to attract young American buyers to the brand after struggling to meet sales goals.
In 2009, Buick’s parent company GM leveraged its american employees against the federal government, forcing American taxpayers to foot a $50 billion ($50,000,000,000.00) bill to bailout GM. Following the bailout, instead of continuing to grow U.S. production, Buick began importing vehicles it manufactured in China.
In 2015, Buick’s parent company GM was ordered to pay a 900 million dollar fine for hiding a fatal ignition switch defect tied to at least 174 consumer deaths. GM was forced to recall 30 million vehicles.
I think I have a lemon. What do I do now?
Under California’s Lemon Law, if you’ve given an automaker a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair your vehicle but the problems persist, your car might qualify for repurchase or replacement. Big automakers like Buick often try to muddy the water and re-define the analysis of Lemon Law qualification to their benefit – which is why consumers should never fight the big automakers alone! Generally speaking, as few as two (2) repair opportunities can be enough for your car to qualify. Don’t rely on Buick’s evaluation of your repair history, contact the professionals at Wirtz Law today.
How Wirtz Law Can Help
Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law has recovered more than $29,000,000 for clients like you. On average, Wirtz Law APC fights for its clients in ten jury trials a year and settles many more cases at all stages of the litigation. We consistently recover more than just a buyback for our clients, recovering both actual damages and civil penalties against the automakers and distributors. We are the firm other lawyers hire when it’s time to go to trial, and consumers hire when they want their case handled right. We are ready to fight for your rights, today!
If you have a lemon, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Buick lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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