GMC Sierra Lemon Law Lawyer
The GMC Sierra is one of the most popular half-ton pickup trucks manufactured by General Motors (GM). Customers love GMC Sierra tracks for their durability and versatility. They also feature a luxurious interior, LED lighting, and bed space. Unfortunately, GMC Sierra trucks are prone to defects and have been the subject of multiple recalls. If you purchase a GMC Sierra and are experiencing problems with it that GM or the dealer hasn’t resolved, you may have purchased a lemon.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a GMC Lemon Law Attorney
If you own or lease a GMC Sierra that has required multiple repairs while under a manufacturer’s warranty, you may be entitled to compensation. At Wirtz Law, we believe that auto customers have a right to purchase vehicles that aren’t lemons. Our California lemon law attorneys have a well-earned reputation for advocating for the rights of consumers throughout California. If you’ve been sold a GMC Sierra that’s a lemon, we will work closely with you to explore all of your options. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Common Problems With GMC Sierra Lemons
Recent model year GMC Sierra trucks have experienced all of the following defects:
- Problems starting up
- Running board malfunctions
- Engine problems
- Drive train problems
- Exhaust and emission problems
- Erratic fuel gauge operation
- Loss of power steering
- Improper HVAC temperature/air quality
- Check engine light problems
- Radio and/or computer system freezing up
- Rattling air conditioner belt tensioners
- Steering and suspension problems
- Anti-lock braking system defects
These are not the only problems demonstrating that your truck is a lemon, but they are some of the most common issues.
California’s Lemon Law for GMC Vehicles
When a vehicle has already been repaired under warranty and has a single defect or multiple problems that satisfy California lemon law requirements, the owner may be entitled to relief. California lemon law allows qualifying owners to obtain a replacement vehicle or require the dealership to buy back their current lemon. The owner of the vehicle needs to allow the GM dealership to make a reasonable number of repair attempts on their vehicle before they can seek a remedy through the lemon law. Depending on the seriousness of the issue, two repair attempts could be enough to satisfy that requirement. The repair attempts do not need to be for the same defect in the GMC Sierra.
Leased GMC Sierras and California’s Lemon Law
Yes, you can seek relief through California’s lemon law with a leased GMC Sierra as long as it is currently under the manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, you can still recover compensation if you are leasing a GMC Sierra that has required several repairs.
How Much Is My GMC Sierra Lemon Law Claim Worth?
If your GMC Sierra is a lemon, you will be able to recover actual damages. These damages include a buyback of your vehicle plus incidental and consequential damages you’ve incurred while your vehicle was at the shop. If you can show that GMC intentionally violated California’s lemon laws by refusing to compensate you or buy back your Sierra, you may be entitled to twice the amount of your actual damages. If you would like to pursue damages under California’s lemon law, we recommend working with an experienced attorney. The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law have extensive experience in negotiating with auto makers at all stages to obtain the most compensation possible in your case. When necessary, we will litigate your case before a jury so you can have your day in court.
Software Recall for 2019 GMC Sierras
GMC Sierras and Chevy Silverados have identical chassis, engines, and general technologies. However, newer models have a slight advantage with interior finishes. Mechanically, these trucks are the same. In many cases, GMC Sierra owners and Chevy Silverado owners will experience similar problems and recalls. General Motors recently issued another recall for 2019 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado pickup trucks to fix a defective software issue.
The issue may cause warning lights to malfunction and has impacted over 148,000 vehicles. There’s a software problem in which warning lights for the anti-lock brake system and the electronic stability control may not illuminate properly. These issues could cause the driver to not know when the antilock brake system or stability control is malfunctioning.
What to Do If You Purchased a GMC Sierra Lemon
If your GMC Sierra has been experiencing some of the problems listed above or another type of problem, you may have purchased a lemon. Under California law, if your truck was repaired while still under warranty, the manufacturer has a legal obligation to rectify the problem. If you have made at least two repair attempts and your GMC Sierra is still not working correctly, you may have the right to file a claim. It’s crucial that you keep all of your documentation related to your GMC Sierra and its defects.
Keep all of the invoices and notes from your visits to the dealership for repairs. You will need to show that you have given the dealership a reasonable number of opportunities to fix the issue for you before you can obtain compensation. After you’ve allowed the dealership to repair your vehicle at least twice, we recommend reaching out to one of the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law. We will review your case, and, if you have the right to seek compensation, we will begin diligently working on getting you the compensation you deserve.
Reach Out to a GMC Sierra Lemon Law Attorney in California
If you own or lease a GMC Sierra truck with ongoing problems and the dealer cannot or refuses to repair it satisfactorily, contact the lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law today. Our experienced legal team knows how to hold big automakers like GM accountable. We will fight tirelessly to protect your right to recover compensation for your lemon. Contact Wirtz Law today to set up your free consultation.
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