GMC Yukon Lemon Law Lawyer
The GMC Yukon is a large SUV that was initially unveiled in 1992. In 2021, the GMC Yukon underwent a complete overhaul with a re-design and re-engineering of the vehicle. The 2021 lineup represents the fifth generation of GMC Yukons with more upscale features and a high level of craftsmanship. Unfortunately, some GMC Yukon SUVs have substantial defects that make them lemons.
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Have you purchased a GMC Yukon that needs multiple repairs? Are you wondering if you’ve bought a lemon? Is the manufacturer refusing to remedy the problem or denying that a problem exists? In that case, you may be entitled to a replacement GMC Yukon or a buyback under California’s lemon law. Contact the experienced GMC lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law to schedule your free case evaluation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal rights.
Understanding California’s Lemon Law
The purpose of California’s lemon law is to protect consumers who have purchased defective vehicles, including GMC Yukons. Consumers with eligible vehicles are entitled to a buyback of their defective vehicle, a replacement vehicle, and additional compensation for their incidental expenses, such as the cost of a rental vehicle and tow truck. When a dealership or manufacturer intentionally violated California’s lemon law, the consumer may be entitled to additional damages.
California’s lemon law applies to GMC Yukon SUVs that have required repairs for a substantial defect. New vehicles can be eligible for a replacement vehicle as long as they are under a manufacturer’s warranty. If the warranty has expired, the vehicle may still be eligible if the owner took the vehicle in for repairs while the warranty was still active. Consumers who lease or buy a GMC Yukon can pursue compensation under California’s lemon law. Any motor vehicle, including SUVs, trucks, and passenger vehicles, cannot be considered a lemon law.
Common Defects in a GMC Yukon
The GMC Yukon is a versatile vehicle that many families rely upon for everyday activities and heavy-duty road trips. Still, multiple problems with the GMC Yukon have led to some of these vehicles being considered lemons under California lemon law.
Consumers have complained that some GMC Yukon SUVs have significant problems with transmission. A faulty transmission can hamper the vehicle’s performance and increase the risk of a car accident. Some transmission problems can make it difficult for the driver to switch gears. Other transmission issues include hesitation, vibration, and jerking.
Air Conditioning Problems in GMC Yukon
Some vehicles have leaky air conditioners that stop working under pressure. These problems can be caused by leaky condensers, broken hoses, and more. When purchasing a vehicle, consumers understandably expect the air conditioning system to work. When the air conditioning system continues to not work correctly after multiple repair attempts, the vehicle could be a lemon.
Recalled Takata Airbags
Some GMC models were part of the large-scale recall of Takata airbags. Takata supplies parts for many different automakers, including GMC, and some Takata airbags had dangerous manufacturer defects. The airbags would hurl shrapnel at victims, leading to a recall of over 34 million vehicles.
Is Your GMC Yukon a Lemon?
You will need to show that your vehicle is under a manufacturer’s warranty or that it was under warranty when you took it in for at least one repair. To be eligible under California’s lemon law, you’ll need to show that your vehicle has a defect that substantially affects its safety, use, or value. For example, if your transmission begins shaking and vibrating when you drive the vehicle, or your brakes are having problems, these defects affect the safety of the vehicle.
Additionally, you will need to show that you have given the dealership the opportunity for a reasonable number of repairs. There is no exact number of reasonable repair attempts. The number of repairs the dealership needs to have attempted will depend on each case. However, if the vehicle has a defect or defects that prohibit safe and dependable transportation after you take it in two or more times for repairs, it will probably be considered a lemon.
The Lemon Law Buyback Process
If your vehicle is a lemon, the dealership is required to buy back your vehicle or provide you with a replacement vehicle. You will need to show that you have made a reasonable number of attempts with your dealership to have your vehicle repaired. In order to succeed in your claim, it’s important that you keep all the documentation related to repairs on your vehicle, such as work orders and receipts. If you don’t have these documents already, you can request them from the dealership. If your dealership has needed repairs for the same defect for 30 days or more since you purchased it, you will likely qualify for GMC to buy back your Yukon or provide you with a new one.
The Benefit of Working with a Skilled Attorney
Dealing with a defective GMC Yukon is time-consuming, stressful, and it can be financially draining. Working with an experienced attorney can help you receive the best results possible on your case so you can begin driving a safe vehicle. California lemon law favors consumers, but it’s still challenging to go through the process. When you work with Wirtz Law, you can rest assured that we will navigate your claim from start to finish.
Contact a GMC Yukon Lemon Law Attorney in California
Under California law, consumers only have four years to file a lemon law claim. If you have to keep taking your GMC Yukon to the dealership for repairs, it’s worth it to discuss your case with an attorney. You may be entitled to a new replacement vehicle through the buyback of your old vehicle. The attorneys Wirtz Law will carefully review your case and help you understand all of your legal options. We’ve helped many clients just like you to successfully pursue lemon law claims. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
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