An American powerhouse in the auto industry, Chevrolet manufactures millions of cars and trucks each year. While the brand is a favorite among Americans, the company sells millions of Chevrolets all over the world. If you’re one of the many consumers that have purchased a Chevy, there’s always the chance that you might have a lemon. Keep reading if you believe your Chevrolet has issues that have substantially impaired the safety, value, or use of your car.
If your vehicle is still under warranty, you’re off to a good start. There are consumer protection laws both on the federal and state level for those with Chevrolets that are still under warranty. If you’ve taken your Chevrolet vehicle in for a reasonable number of repair attempts while under warranty, or it’s been out of commission for an extended amount of time while under warranty, there’s a good chance you have a Chevrolet lemon. Keep reading to see how Chevrolet lemon law affects you and if you’re qualified for a Chevy lemon buyback through filing a Chevrolet lemon law claim.
Some of the defects you may experience with your Chevrolet can include, but aren’t limited to, the list below — even if they are part of Chevrolet recalls:
We’re experts in local Chevrolet lemon law, including Chevrolet lemon law claims, and we’re here to help you. We know all about recent Chevrolet recalls just what to do when using the Chevrolet lemon law for Chevy Cruze and other models to your advantage. If you think you might have a Chevrolet lemon on your hands, give us a call for a free consultation to file a Chevrolet lemon law claim.
Chevrolet Manufacturers will try to fight any Chevrolet lemon law claim you file, but we’ll work to get you the Chevy lemon buyback you deserve. Your Chevy lemon buyback could be just a phone call away.
In Chevorlet lemon law, the Chevrolet manufacturer has the opportunity to make a “reasonable number” of repair attempts on your vehicle. If that number is met and your problems still have not been fixed, your vehicle may be a lemon, in which case you’re eligible for a Chevy lemon buyback or compensation. Although Chevrolet lemon law varies from state to state, in California you meet the criteria of a “reasonable number” of repair attempts if one of the following occurs:
If you’ve met these criteria — even if your vehicle is part of a Chevy recall — you may have a lemon and are eligible for a Chevy lemon buyback. Contact us today to learn more on how to win your Chevrolet lemon law claim.
There’s little more frustrating than heading out the door in the morning on your way to work, turning the ignition of your car, and seeing a check engine light illuminate. If your car seems to run fine, the inclination may be to just ride it out; you’ll get it checked next time you take it in for service. However, this check engine light may be the initial indication of a recall-related problem.
Recalls can be insidious in nature. Sometimes they hide in plain sight, going unnoticed until the worst possible moment. But there’s this tendency to hold off when we receive a notice, to think, “Oh, everything seems fine so I’ll just get to it when I get to it”. This puts you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road a tremendous risk. Recalls are issued when companies see patterns in manufacturing mistakes via post-sale service and aim to remedy the error by replacing parts or updating software.
Sure, sometimes these recalls are for minor inconveniences: a headlight prone to dimming, or a passenger window lock possibly being faulty. Things that you want to be corrected, but feel that you can put off for a while. But without doing the proper research, it can be difficult to determine the exact threat a recall poses to your vehicle. It’s best to take it in as soon as possible to have the dealer correct the error, typically free of charge.
With that in mind, it’s also important to remember that no brand is immune to recalls. This includes even prominent and classic American brands like Chevrolet. To illustrate, here are some Chevrolet recalls recently reported…
In September 2018, GM announced a recall of over a million pickups and SUVS, including around 450,000 Chevrolet Silverados and 145,00 Chevrolet Tahoes, for intermittent electric power steering malfunctions. GM and Chevrolet state that the steering assist can fail when there’s a drop in voltage, then suddenly return causing the potential for an accident. It can also randomly shut down the radio, door-lock cycle, stability control system, AC, and other components. To date, thirty separate incidents involving the issue have been reported, with two injuries occurring as a result. GM is notifying owners of affected Chevrolets and updating the electric power steering software components free of charge.
Another Chevrolet recall was issued in May 2018 centered around the flexible steel cable that attaches the driver’s seat belt to the outboard side of the seat repeatedly bending and eventually separating. The result is that in an accident, the driver of the vehicle could be restrained in their seat, posing a potentially harmful and deadly situation. Chevrolet is remedying the matter by repairing your truck at local dealerships.
If you operate any of these Chevrolets or others, stay on top of Chevrolet recalls ensuring the safety of yourself, your family, other drivers on the road and your vehicle!
Many are unsure of how they should go about filing a lemon law claim. If you feel that your Chevrolet vehicle has a mechanical issue that poses a risk to those in the vehicle, and you’ve given the dealership and manufacturer and an adequate number of attempts to repair the malfunction under lemon law stipulations, then piecing together proper documentation and making a claim may very well be the next best step. Keeping track of initial warranties, bill of sale, receipts for registration and licensing, service records, and other pertinent information will prove greatly beneficial in the long run.
It’s at this juncture that we would like to recommend that you consider seeking legal advice and counsel when making a lemon law claim. While California lemon law grants citizens the ability to file on their own, understand that you’ll be going up against a team of highly-trained attorneys that manufacturers employ to sift through your case and find holes that they can debate and uproot your case. Many are unaware that, per California lemon law, manufacturers are required to pay attorney fees should the claim be accepted and the manufacturer be at fault in arbitration. Hiring a lemon law attorney to make and argue your Chevrolet lemon law claim on your behalf can save time, money, and headaches in the long run.
Typically, should your attorney feel that you have a case, they will send a demand letter to Chevrolet outlining the details of the case and your demands for settlement. Should the manufacturer opt to not accept the terms, your attorney will then be able to escalate the claim to arbitration or a formal lawsuit. Your attorney will be able to suggest which route is most effective for your situation. At this point, you may still settle beyond the arbitration or court; your attorney will be actively working with the attorneys that represent Chevrolet to secure an outcome on your behalf.
Lemon Law Now is a specialized firm that concentrates on offering legal assistance to individuals who have bought or leased Chevrolet vehicles and are encountering significant defects, commonly known as “lemons.” If you have been dealing with persistent mechanical or electrical issues with your Chevrolet vehicle, we are here to support you in pursuing a lemon law claim. Our team of highly experienced attorneys is dedicated to assisting you throughout the legal procedure and putting in relentless efforts to ensure you obtain the rightful compensation you deserve.
Here is a list of eligible Chevrolet models manufactured in 2018 or later:
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