Cadillac is a well-known luxury vehicle division of General Motors (GM). Cadillac vehicles are well known for being at the top of the luxury field in the United States. One of the four remaining US Brands owned by GM, Cadillac competes with Asian and European luxury brands and Ford’s Lincoln. Cadillac enjoys a reputation for driving performance and advanced technology. Not all Cadillacs live up to their high-end reputation. Some Cadillacs are lemons that require multiple repairs.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Cadillac Lemon Law Attorney
Are you suspicious that your Cadillac may be a lemon? If you have a Cadillac and have taken it to the dealership repeatedly for repairs, you have rights under California’s lemon law. If your Cadillac is a lemon, General Motors must buy back or replace it. Contact the skilled lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about your legal options.
California’s Lemon Law
California lemon law provides consumers who purchase automobiles with protection if they purchase a lemon. A lemon is a vehicle that requires multiple repairs while under warranty. Thankfully, California lemon law is one of the most pro-consumer laws in the country, protecting your rights as a car owner and leaning in favor of the buyer.
California’s lemon law applies to every automaker in every vehicle model that is still under warranty or under warranty when the issues initially become apparent. All of the following types of Cadillac models are covered under California’s lemon law:
- Cadillac ATS
- Cadillac CTS
- Cadillac XTS
- Cadillac CT6
- Cadillac XT5 Crossover
- Cadillac Escalade
- Cadillac Escalade ESV
Is Your Cadillac Defective?
If your Cadillac has ongoing issues that the dealership hasn’t repaired after multiple attempts, you may have a lemon. California lemon law protects consumers who purchased vehicles with manufacturing defects, whether they result from a faulty car or due to recalls. When a vehicle is a lemon, the problem or issues negatively affect the vehicle’s use, safety, or value.
Leased and purchased vehicles are eligible for protection under California’s lemon law. As long as the repairs were performed under warranty, you may be eligible for remedies under California’s lemon law. You will need to show that you have taken your vehicle in for a reasonable number of repair attempts, which could be as few as two times, and that your vehicle remains defective.
Car manufacturers do have the right to correct defective problems in vehicles, but they don’t have an unlimited right to continue making repairs forever. Additionally, you will not need to show that the same defect has resulted in multiple repair attempts. Your vehicle may still be eligible if you have numerous defects that have required repairs.
Cadillac Lemon Buyback
If you have already given the vehicle manufacturer a fair number of attempts to repair your car, truck, or SUC, and you still have problems, it’s time to discuss your case with an attorney. Vehicles that are eligible as a lemon under California law may qualify for buyback from the manufacturer. When a vehicle is defective, the manufacturer or its dealership must have at least two opportunities to remedy the issue. If you’ve given them a reasonable number of repair attempts, then they will need to provide you with a remedy.
The consumer is entitled to a refund, buyback, or replacement vehicle from the manufacturer or dealership. The manufacturer is also required to reimburse the owner with incidental and consequential costs that she incurred while attempting to repair the vehicle. When a manufacturer willfully violates California law, they may also have to pay a civil penalty of up to two times the consumer’s actual damages.
Common Defects in Cadillacs
Transmission issues are a common defect in Cadillac and General Motor vehicles, and they can also be extremely dangerous. General Motors has released 13 separate bulletins to assist in repairing the transmission problems in their vehicles, including in Cadillacs. None of these bulletins has provided information that will fully repair the problems in some Cadillac vehicles.
Owners may experience transmission system problems that can occur while accelerating or decelerating. They can be due to an internal ring failure, a problem with the torque converter, or the gearbox’s shifting logic. The jerking and harsh shifting can cause premature wear and tear on the transmission. Other common lemon law defects in Cadillacs include the following:
- Engine failure
- Engine stalling while in operation
- Engine running rough
- The check engine light repeatedly comes on
- Loss of power
- Rough idling
- Unintended acceleration
- Emissions system shutting down
- The power steering warning light turning on
- Refrigerant leak
- Vibration in the floor and rumbling
- Broken control arm
- Broken roll bar connection
- Broken strut tower
- Steering column lock error
- Broken drive axle
Contact a Cadillac Lemon Law Attorney in California
If your vehicle is in and out of the dealership for repairs, leaving you frustrated and costing you money, we recommend discussing your case with an experienced lemon law attorney. At Wirtz Law, our team of skilled lemon law attorneys will review your case and help you determine whether your Cadillac is a lemon. If your Cadillac qualifies as a lemon, we will assist you in obtaining a buyback or replacement vehicle. Contact our California lemon law firm as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Cadilliac lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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