GMC is a division of General Motors that makes larger vehicles, such as pickup trucks, SUVs, vans, and light-duty trucks. Based in Michigan, GMC caters to premium-based markets. While GMC is one of the leading manufacturers of pick-up trucks, GMC also has a history of producing defective vehicles that qualify as lemons under California lemon law.
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If your vehicle has needed multiple repairs under warranty, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or require GMC to buy back your vehicle. At Wirtz Law, we hold large automobile manufacturers accountable and have recovered tens of millions in buybacks and civil penalties for our clients. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
California’s Lemon Law for GMC Vehicles
When a vehicle is repaired under warranty and has a single defect or multiple problems that satisfies California’s lemon law requirements, the owner may be qualified for a new replacement vehicle or a buyback of their current vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers have the right to make a reasonable number of repair attempts to the vehicle before the vehicle can seek a remedy through California’s lemon law. A reasonable number of attempts at repairing the vehicle could be as few as two repair attempts of the vehicle. It does not have to be two repairs of the same defect.
California lemon law covers new vehicles repaired under the manufacturer’s warranty. Even if the warranty on your GMC has expired, you may still qualify for protection under California’s lemon law as long as you took your vehicle in for at least two repairs before the warranty expired. You can also seek protection under California lemon law if you are leasing a GMC that had repairs under warranty. California lemon law covers all types and models of vehicles, including the following GMC models:
How Much Is My GMC Lemon Claim Worth?
If your vehicle is a lemon, you will be able to recover actual damages, including incidental and consequential damages. You may be able to recover additional civil penalties against GMC. If GMC intentionally violated California’s lemon laws by refusing to buy back your GMC, you maybe entitled as much as twice the amount of your actual damages. Additionally, you’ll be entitled to compensation for any incidental expenses, such as tow truck expenses and rental-car fees. We recommend discussing your case with one of our skilled lemon law attorneys as soon as possible. You only have four years to file a lemon law claim in California.
If you’re considering a lemon law claim for your GMC vehicle, we’ll first try to negotiate the best settlement possible and represent you skillfully at all stages. Our expert lemon law attorneys are trial-ready and have extensive experience taking cases to court to get you the best result we can. We can recover additional compensation for our clients in addition to a replacement vehicle or a buyback from GMC. When we win, GMC will pay our attorney’s fees and costs incurred on your behalf pursuing your claim.
Common Lemon Law Defects in GMC
GMC will sometimes manufacture and sell defective cars, trucks, and SUVs to the public. Various issues affect different GMC models that lead to lemon law claims. Some of the most common defects with GMC vehicles include the following:
- Transmission failure
- The check engine light remains on
- Difficult upshifting and downshifting
- Excessive oil consumption
- Transmission failure
- Sudden jerking while driving
- Sudden deceleration
- Vehicle stalls while driving
- Fluid leaks, including steering oil, motor oil, coolant, and transmission
- Electrical failure, including battery problems, engines that won’t crank, and blown fuses
- Air conditioning system failure causing leaky AC components and no cool air
- Air suspension failure including difficulty steering, pulling, and abnormal noises
If you own a GMC and you’ve noticed that these or any other symptoms repeatedly appear, your GMC may be a lemon.
Is Your GMC a Lemon?
To take advantage of the remedies available in California’s lemon law, you will need to show that your GMC vehicle is a lemon. Thankfully, California’s lemon law offers extensive protection for consumers against affected vehicles. Under the law, a lemon is defined as a defective vehicle that doesn’t function properly, even after multiple attempts to repair it. The defect or defects in your GMC must substantially impair your vehicle’s use, value, or safety.
You don’t have to prove that your vehicle has been in for repairs for the same defect. Instead, your vehicle may have multiple defects and still be considered a lemon. If your GMC is repaired under warranty and you presented your GMC vehicle for repair two or more times for the same or even different defects and those defects substantially imparied your vehicle’s use, value, or safety, your vehicle is likely a lemon. You may also have a lemon if your vehicle wasn’t repaired within 30 days.
New vehicles are notorious for recalls and recurring issues that need to be solved. GMC SUVs and trucks are no exception. If your GMC has been called in for recall repair and the problem persists, or the dealership is unable to fix ongoing issues with your GMC, it’s worth discussing the case with an attorney as soon as possible. We will carefully review your case and discuss our legal options. You may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or to require GMC to buy back your vehicle so you can purchase a safe and defect-free vehicle. You may also be entitled to civil penalties up to two times your actual damages.
Contact a GMC Lemon Law Attorney in California
Have you had to take your GMC vehicle into the repair shop repeatedly? Do problems continue to happen even though your vehicle was repaired under warranty and you’ve been taking it for repairs? If so, you may have purchased a lemon. We recommend learning more about how you can protect yourself under California’s lemon law. If you are interested in seeking legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult with the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law as soon as possible to learn more about your rights.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the GMC lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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