GMC Acadia Lemon Law Lawyer
GMC Acadias are midsize SUVs with good gas mileage, a user-friendly infotainment system, and spacious first- and second-row seats. GMC Acadias are popular midsize SUVs due to their affordability and reliability. Unfortunately, not all GMC Acadias live up to consumer expectations. Some GMC Acadia vehicles are lemons with one or more substantial defects.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a GMC Acadia Lemon Law Attorney
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law have extensive experience representing consumers in California. If you have purchased a GMC Acadia that has required multiple repair attempts, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a buyback from the dealership. Contact Wirtz Law as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation.
California’s Lemon Law for GMC Acadia Vehicles
The California lemon law protects consumers who purchase vehicles with one or more defects that substantially impair their use, safety, or value. If you have taken your GMC Acadia in for repairs multiple times and your vehicle continues to have issues, it’s possible that you purchased a lemon. Purchasing a lemon can make consumers feel helpless and frustrated, but consumers have the right to protect themselves under California’s lemon law.
Individuals who purchase lemons may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer with the help of an experienced GMC Lemon Law attorney. California’s lemon law protects individuals who have purchased a new vehicle under the manufacturer’s warranty. Even if the manufacturer’s warranty has expired, the vehicle may qualify as a lemon if the owner took it in for at least one repair while the warranty was still active. Consumers who purchase an eligible lemon may be eligible for the following types of remedies:
- A complete purchase refund of the lemon, including the down payment, registration fees, and financing costs
- Receiving a replacement vehicle of the same value as the lemon from the manufacturer
- Requiring the manufacturer to pay off the full balance of the vehicle’s loan or lease
Do I Have a Lemon Law Claim?
You will need to meet several requirements to be eligible for a remedy under California’s lemon law. First, the defect or defects in your GMC Acadia need to be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. If your manufacturer’s warranty has expired, you may still be eligible. However, you will need to show that you took your GMC Acadia for at least one repair while a manufacturer’s warranty covered the vehicle. You also need to show that the defect or defects substantially affect your vehicle’s use, safety, or value.
Finally, you will need to show that you have given the dealership a reasonable number of repair attempts to fix the defect or defects. Depending on the defect, you may only need to show that you’ve taken the vehicle in for repairs two or more times to be eligible. If you are uncertain whether your vehicle is considered a lemon, we recommend scheduling a free case evaluation. One of our lemon law attorneys can help you understand whether or not you have a valid lemon law claim.
How Much Is My GMC Acadia Lemon Law Claim Worth?
In successful lemon law claims, the owner of the lemon is entitled to a replacement vehicle or a refund of the purchase price of the defective vehicle. If the dealership intentionally violated California’s lemon law by denying your claim, you could be entitled to additional civil damages up to twice your buy-back damages. Consumers are also entitled to incidental costs related to the lemon. For example, the dealership must refund you for the cost of rental vehicles and tow truck fees related to taking your vehicle in for repairs. In a successful lemon law claim, the manufacturer will also be responsible for paying all of your fees and costs, meaning you won’t have any out-of-pocket legal costs.
Common Lemon Law Defects in GMC Acadia
There is a wide range of defects that can result in a GMC Acadia being deemed a lemon. Some of the most common problems are related to the SUV’s interior accessories. Some drivers have reported that the horns don’t sound without applying significant pressure. This may not seem like a significant defect, but when horns don’t work properly, drivers are not able to warn other drivers of an emergency situation, which can result in a dangerous accident. Other issues involve electrical defects resulting in the vehicle not starting, even after installing a replacement battery.
Some GMC Acadias have experienced issues with the fuse block that cause flickering check engine lights and stalled engines. Issues involving stalled engines can be difficult to diagnose. Some drivers have taken their vehicles in multiple times for repairs, but the stalled engines continue to occur. When a vehicle stalls unexpectedly, it can cause a dangerous traffic accident.
Transmission problems are also common in GMC Acadias. Drivers have reported that transmission can generate a “shift to park” alert on the dashboard. In some cases, the alert happens when the vehicle is already fully parked. The Acadia model has been known to overheat due to a design defect in other cases. Defective wave plates that destroy the transmission have also been discovered in GMC Acadias.
Contact a GMC Acadia Attorney in California
If you have needed to take your GMC Acadia in for multiple repair attempts, or it’s been out of service for over 30 days, you are probably extremely frustrated. Now is the time to reach out to one of the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law. Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully negotiating and litigating lemon law claims while protecting the rights of GMC Acadia owners. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about your legal rights.
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