GMC Savana Lemon Law Lawyer
The GMC Savana is a full-size passenger van that is popular among large families, fleet operators, and small business owners. They offer maximum capacities that are double the most spacious minivans. The GMC Savana is available in half-ton (1500) and 1-ton (3500) configurations.
Unfortunately, not all consumers who purchase GMC Savanas receive fully-working and defect-free vehicles. GMC doesn’t have a perfect track record regarding defect-free vehicles. If you’ve had to take your van in for repairs two or more times, you may have purchased a lemon. To learn more about whether you are entitled to a buyback or replacement vehicle, contact the GMC lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law.
Understanding California’s Lemon Law for GMC Savana
California has one of the most protective lemon laws in the country designed to protect consumers who purchase defective vehicles. If you have recently purchased or leased a GMC Savana under factory warranty and constantly need repairs, you may be protected under the California lemon law. The lemon law aims to protect motor vehicle consumers from mechanical problems that are the result of poor manufacturing that make the vehicle unsafe and unreliable. Consumers with eligible lemons are entitled to a refund, a new replacement vehicle, or cash compensation through California’s lemon law.
How Many Repair Attempts Do I Need to Make?
You don’t have to keep putting up with not being able to use your GMC Savana while it’s at the repair shop day after day. If you suspect that you’ve purchased a GMC Savana lemon, you will need to provide the dealership with a reasonable number of repair attempts for your vehicle. You also need to show that your vehicle is under factory warranty or that you have taken your vehicle and it was still under warranty for a while.
There is no set number for how many times you need to take your GMC Savana to be repaired. If the defects or defects are causing a safety issue, taking your vehicle in twice may be enough to fulfill that requirement. You don’t need to own your vehicle to obtain compensation. As long as your GMC Savana is currently or was under warranty when you took it into repairs, you can seek relief.
What Constitutes a Substantial Defect?
California lemon law requires manufacturers to offer lemon law buyback for vehicles with substantial defects. A substantial defect is a defect that substantially impairs the vehicle’s use, value, or safety despite being taken in for a reasonable number of repair attempts. The defect needs to be something that most reasonable people would think is unsafe.
For example, if a transmission problem causes the GMC Savana to shake while driving, the defect would be considered a substantial defect. defects that are annoying, such as air conditioners that take too long to become cool may not qualify as a substantial defect unless they are so significant that most reasonable people would pay less to purchase a vehicle or one be able to use the vehicle in a manner the automobile is typically used.
Common GMC Savana Problems
General Motors, GMC’s parent company, continues to deal with dangerous defects in some of their transmissions. These transmission defects can cause vehicles to aggressively shake and shudder. Consumers feel unsafe while driving a vehicle that continuously shakes and shudders. Other common defects with GMC Savana vehicles include:
- Delayed starting problems
- Radiator leaking coolant into the transmission
- Hot spots with the rotors
- Transmission failure
- Transmission oil leaks
- Oil consumption problems caused by defective piston rings or PVC systems
- Abnormally harsh shifting
- Problems with the powertrain
- Batteries draining prematurely
- Premature engine failure
- Abnormal engine vibration
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney on Your Side
Your GMC Savana won’t be classified as a lemon unless it substantially impairs your safety or the use or value of your car. Many consumers who purchase lemons face challenges when they attempt to recover the compensation you deserve. Manufacturers frequently try to stop consumers from obtaining a replacement vehicle or compensation.
The dealership may try to claim that your GMC Savana has been properly repaired, even when you are still experiencing issues related to defects. An attorney can help you discuss the situation with the dealership and hold manufacturing companies accountable. We can also negotiate on your behalf and ensure that you receive a remedy that is fair under the law. We have a proven track record of successfully recovering millions of dollars for our clients. We will handle your case from start to finish so you can stop dealing with the stress of having to take your GMC Savana into the repair shop over and over again.
I Think My GMC Savana Is a Lemon, What Should I Do?
If you suspect that your GMC Savana is a lemon, it’s important that you take action as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait until your warranty expires and you are no longer eligible for compensation. You should gather all the documentation related to your Savana, including documentation about all of your repair visits.
We recommend discussing your GMC Savana case with an attorney as soon as you can because you only have a limited amount of time to bring a lemon law claim against the dealership or manufacturer. When you meet with an attorney, your attorney can begin preparing your claim and negotiating with the dealership for the best outcome possible.
Discuss Your Case With a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you suspect that your GMC Savana is defective and could be a lemon, and you’re tired of taking it into the repair shop, you may be entitled to compensation. At Wirtz Law, our team of highly-trained lemon law attorneys is prepared to review your case and take action on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation. We will determine whether your vehicle qualifies as a lemon and help you understand your legal rights.
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