Chevrolet Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Chevrolet in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Chevrolet 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 $26,400,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet 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
- Burning smell
- Lack of response, hesitation
- Lunging, or jerking
- Noisy in neutral
- Leaking fluid
- Premature clutch replacements
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
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
Air Conditioning System Failure
The air conditioning system in your car makes the temperature in the cabin comfortable while you drive. Cars use a compressor, powered by the serpentine belt, to compress refrigerant into a liquid. The compressed refrigerant travels from the compressor to the condenser to cool off and create the cold air that is then blown into the cabin.
Common Symptoms of Air Conditioning System Failure include:
- System blows warm air on cool setting
- Foul odors coming from vents
- Odd sounds coming from vents or engine compartment when AC is on
- Leaky AC components
Emissions System Malfunctions
The exhaust system is made up of many parts: manifolds, oxygen sensors, catalytic converters, resonators, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and tailpipes. The exhaust system controls noise, directs fumes away from passengers, improves performance and fuel consumption, and is one of the most heavily regulated systems in vehicles today. California and Federal emissions warranties even require extended coverage of many emissions system components, even if a car’s basic warranties have expired.
Common symptoms of exhaust system failures include:
- Loud hissing sounds from the exhaust
- The smell of raw gasoline
- Decrease in power
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of fuel efficiency
- Detached, hanging, or dragging exhaust pipe
Ignition Coil or Spark Plug Failures
Sparks plugs ignite the air-fuel mixture within an engine’s cylinders, creating the explosion required to power to the engine. While failures can be caused by improper heat ranges or chemical contamination, the most common cause of damage to spark plugs results from improper torque installation.
Common symptoms of a spark plug failures include:
- Slow acceleration
- Poor fuel economy
- Difficulty starting the vehicle
*Note that your Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Chevrolet is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Chevrolet Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Chevrolet Bolt
- Chevrolet Blazer
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Chevrolet Cavalier
- Chevrolet Cobalt
- Chevrolet Colorado
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Chevrolet Cruze
- Chevrolet Express
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Chevrolet HHR
- Chevrolet Impala
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Chevrolet Sonic
- Chevrolet Spark
- Chevrolet Tahoe Suburban
- Chevrolet Trailblazer
- Chevrolet Traverse
- Chevrolet Trax
- Chevrolet Volt
*Note that your Chevrolet may still be a lemon even if not listed above
Notable Chevrolet Recalls
Vacuum Pump May Decrease Power Brake Assist Capabilities (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No.19V645000)
- In September 2019, GM recalled 3.5 million vehicles, including many Chevrolets, with defective vacuum pumps.
- According to GM, the amount of vacuum created by the pump may decrease over time. As the vacuum levels drop, the brake assist capabilities also decrease, increasing the braking effort and extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, which may lead to a crash.
Software error may cause unintended braking (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 19V761000)
- In October 2019, GM recalled 653,000 vehicles, including many Chevrolets, equipped with electronic braking control modules (EBCM).
- According to GM, if a wheel speed sensor fails on the vehicle, EBCM software may activate the driveline protection system. Unintended activation of the system will cause unintended braking, which may cause the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Electronic Parking Brake May Drag (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 15V085000)
- In February 2015, GM recalled over 3,600 Chevrolets with defective electronic parking brakes.
- According to GM, in affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Systems (FMVSS) No. 135 “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.” Furthermore, brake pads that do not fully disengage from the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a car fire.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Chevrolet.
Chevrolet is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM). Chevrolet vehicles are sold in almost every automotive market worldwide. In North America, Chevrolet produces and sells a wide range of vehicles, from subcompact automobiles to sports cars, to commercial trucks. Historically, Chevrolet has been popular among consumers. It is the best selling brand in the GM family. Despite its sales success, In 2009, Chevrolet’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.
Chevrolet has a long reputation for building unreliable vehicles. Most recently, the 2019 Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey ranked Chevrolet 25th out of 30 in terms of reliability. The same report found the Chevrolet Colorado to be the least reliable vehicle overall of 2019, scoring a dismal 4 out of 100 reliability score. Many Chevrolet owners report having engine and transmission issues that Chevrolet just can’t seem to resolve.
Chevrolet encourages its customers to “find new roads,” hopefully those roads lead to better, more reliable 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 Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet’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 $26,400,000 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 Chevrolet lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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