GMC Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased GMC in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a GMC 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 $30,100,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your GMC 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 GMC lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
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
Air Suspension System Failure
A vehicle’s suspension system is responsible for smoothing out the ride and increasing control by reducing the impact of bumps and hazards in the road. Air suspension is a style of suspension system that is powered by an electric pump or compressor that pumps air into compressible bellows. These bellows behave like springs in a spring suspension system. Air suspension failure is usually caused by rust, moisture, or a puncture to the bellows.
Common symptoms of air suspension failure include:
- Vehicle rides lower than normal
- Abnormal noises during operation
- Vehicle pulling
- Feeling every bump
- Difficulty steering
Air Conditioning System Failure
The air conditioning system in your car makes the temperature in your car more 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 of the vehicle.
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
The car’s electrical system is composed of the battery, starter, and alternator and is responsible for things like starting the car, powering the dashboard, and other electricity dependent systems such as power locks, power windows, sound systems, and lighting, among others. Electrical failure can be caused by a loose electrical connection, a blown fuse, or battery failure. In the case of Lexus vehicles, reported electrical failure was commonly related to premature battery and alternator failure
Common symptoms of electrical failure include:
- Battery problems
- Engine won’t crank
- Headlights aren’t working properly
- Burning plastic smell
- Fuses keep blowing out
Body and Interior Components
Body and Interior components are everything that makes up the exterior and interior body and shape of the Vehicle, such as the doors, door panels, dashboard, exterior body panels, A and B pillars, roof, and hood, among others.
GMC vehicles are notorious for having interior body panels that deteriorate prematurely. This includes the infamous “cracked” dashboard, door panel, and plastic trim, among other parts.
*Note that your GMC 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 GMC a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your GMC is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a GMC Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- GMC Acadia
- GMC Canyon
- GMC Envoy
- GMC Terrain
- GMC Savana
- GMC Sierra
- GMC Suburban
- GMC Yukon
*Note that your GMC may still be a lemon even if not listed above
Notable GMC 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 GMCs, 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 crash.
Software error may cause unintended braking (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 19V761000)
- In October 2019, GM recalled 653,000 vehicles, including many GMCs, 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.
Front Seats may not Remain Anchored in Vehicle (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 14V446000)
- In July 2014, GMC recalled more than 124,000 of its vehicles due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly that may lead to the seat not staying secured to the body of the vehicle.
- According to GMC, a seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Insufficient Coating on Rear Caliper Brake Pistons (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 18V576000)
- In August 2018, GM recalled more than 210,500 vehicles, many of them GMCs, for a lack of coating on the rear caliper brake pistons.
- According to GM, insufficient coating on the rear caliper brake pistons can cause gas pockets to form which can reduce braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like GMC.
GMC is a division of American car manufacturer General Motors (GM). GMC is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and primarily focuses on building and designing “premium” trucks, vans, and SUVs. GMCs are sold almost exclusively to North American markets, with the only exception being a handful of middle eastern countries.
GM trucks and SUVs, particularly those under the GMC marque, are the cash cows of GM. GM squeezes every nickel and dime they can over the trucks, to ensure healthy margins. It is reported that the GMC Sierra pickup brings in approximately $17,000 in pre-tax profit for every unit sold.
GMC and it’s Denali trim level are among the fastest-growing nameplates in the U.S. with respective sales increases of 22 percent and 91 percent year over year. Despite its sales success, In 2009, GMC’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) dollar bill to bailout GM.
GM vehicles are notorious for being rife with recalls and recurring issues that GM fails to resolve. GMC trucks and SUVs are no exception. GM’s slogan is “find new roads,” let’s hope those new 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 GMC 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 GMC’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 $30,100,000 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 GMC lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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