Suburban Lemon Law Claims

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Chevy Suburban Lemon Law Lawyer

Since 1935, the Suburban has been the longest-used automobile nameplate in production. Suburbans, now branded as a Chevrolet, are manufactured as full-sized SUVs and come with three engine options. Chevrolet has lauded their 2022 Suburban as the most advanced and versatile generation of Suburban ever manufactured.

Unfortunately, not all Suburbans are manufactured correctly. Thousands of California residents purchase defective vehicles considered “lemons” every year. If you’ve purchased a Suburban that’s a lemon, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or buyback of your lemon. The California lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law are here to help. Contact us to schedule your free case evaluation to learn more about your rights.

California’s Lemon Law for Chevrolet Suburban Vehicles

California lemon law protects owners of vehicles that have a substantial defect. The law covers new vehicles that have been repaired while under the manufacturer’s warranty. If the warranty has expired, you may still be protected by California’s lemon law. 

You will also need to show that you sought at least two repairs for your vehicle while the manufacturer’s warranty was still in effect. Any motor vehicle, including a Chevrolet Suburban, can be eligible as a lemon under California’s lemon law. Additionally, you don’t have to own your vehicle. You can still qualify for a remedy while leasing your vehicle. 

What Is a Substantial Defect?

For your Chevrolet Suburban to be eligible as a lemon, you must show that it has a substantial defect. When the vehicle has a substantial defect that impacts the use, value, and safety, you will qualify for a remedy. A vehicle can have one defect that the manufacturer cannot adequately fix. It can also have multiple defects. 

For example, suppose you own a vehicle that has substantial defects and is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. The vehicle maker has a legal obligation to fix the defects. Once you’ve allowed them to make a reasonable number of repair attempts, you have a right to file a claim against them.

What Is a Reasonable Number of Repair Attempts?

Before you can file a claim against the manufacturer, you will need to show that you’ve made a reasonable number of repair attempts. California lemon law doesn’t define a reasonable number of repair attempts. What constitutes a reasonable number of repairs will vary in each case. Typically, the owner will need to show that he or she has made at least two or more repair attempts. After two or more attempts, if the vehicle continues to have defects, the vehicle may be considered a lemon.

Transmission Problems in Chevrolet Suburban Vehicles

Many different defects can cause your vehicle to be classified as a lemon. However, some problems are more common in Chevrolet Suburbans. Reoccurring transmission problems are common in Suburbans. Some of the most common transmission problems include shaking, shuttering, vehicle vibration, jerking, and shifting.  

These transmission issues can lead to transmission failure. In some cases, problems with the shifter can cause rollaway vehicles, putting people at risk of injury and death. You may have a lemon if you have taken your Chevrolet Suburban into the repair shop multiple times, but you’re still experiencing transmission issues.

Chevrolet Suburban Engine Problems

Does your check engine light keep coming on, even after taking your Suburban in for repairs multiple times? If so, your vehicle may have a serious engine problem. Common symptoms of engine problems include vibration, rough idling, engine knocking, engine stalling, excessive oil consumption, and the engine cutting out while driving. 

If you are experiencing one or more of these problems and your dealership hasn’t been able to fix them, it’s worth pursuing a lemon law claim. Other common defects associated with Chevrolet Suburbans include brake problems and seatbelt and airbag problems. 

How Much Is My Lemon Law Claim Worth?

When your vehicle is eligible as a lemon, you can seek one of two options. First, you can demand that the manufacturer provide you with a replacement vehicle that is free from defects. Second, you can demand that the manufacturer buy back your Chevrolet Suburban. The manufacturer can’t make you any offer they want.  Instead, they have to use the formula outlined in the lemon law to determine how much they will pay you in the buyback process.  The amount to be paid is based on the amount you paid.

You will also be entitled to incidental costs related to the defective vehicle. For example, if you paid out of your own pocket to rent a vehicle while your vehicle was in the repair shop, you can be reimbursed for those fees. Likewise, you can be reimbursed for tow services, taxi fees, car services, and any other out-of-pocket expenses you incurred due to your defective vehicle. When you hire an attorney to represent you, the auto manufacturer can be required to pay for your attorney’s fees and costs.

Is Your Chevrolet Suburban a Lemon?

If your Chevrolet Suburban has one or more defects that substantially impact its safety, use, or value, you may have a lemon. As long as you can show that you have given the manufacturer a reasonable number of repair attempts, which can be as few as two, and that your vehicle was under warranty at the time or is still under warranty, you may be able to pursue a lemon law claim. Discussing your case with one of the experienced attorneys at Wirtz Law will help you understand your legal options. 

Contact a GMC Lemon Law Attorney in California 

If your Chevrolet Suburban has recurring problems, it may be a lemon despite multiple repair attempts. The attorneys at Wirtz Law have helped many owners or lessees obtain a buyback of their vehicle or a replacement vehicle by enforcing their rights under California’s lemon law. You don’t have to go through obtaining a remedy alone. 

One of our experienced attorneys will provide you with skillful representation, negotiating for the best outcome possible. And if settlement isn’t possible, Wirtz Law has the winning experience to take the manufacturer to trial.  Don’t delay and risk losing your opportunity to obtain your lemon law rights.  Contact a California lemon law attorney today to discuss your legal rights. 

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