Is my GM a lemon?

In lemon law, there’s something called “lemon law presumption,” which is a set of criteria that your car must meet to be presumed a lemon in a court of law. While these laws can differ from state to state, in California, your GM vehicle is deemed a lemon if your car exhibits serious and persistent issues in the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of buying your car that can’t be repaired, even after several visits to a mechanic. There are additional considerations if your car is part of a GM recall, but in general, these guidelines apply to all cars that are potential lemons.

Common GM Defects

In the past, there have been numerous GM recalls and issues related to GM brands. Always be sure to check TSBs and GM recall list to see if any of the items might apply to your vehicle. Below we’ve listed some common issues found in GM car brands. Issues that may deem your car a lemon are not limited to the list below — if you’re experiencing any persistent mechanical problems with your GM vehicle while it’s still under warranty, reach out to LemonLawNow today so we can help you with the next steps in getting your GM buyback.

  • Issues with navigation
  • Engine issues or failure
  • Oil leaks
  • Rough idling
  • Slipping out of or problems getting into gear
  • More engine vibration than is common
  • Faulty dashboard lights
  • Defefctive A/C
  • Power steering problems

How Shainfeld Law Can Help With Your GM Lemon

Taking on a lemon law claim by yourself can be daunting. Often times, even if your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, the manufacturer will try to fight back. In this case, it’s extremely important to have a competent, well-informed team on your side. At LemonLawNow, we’ve got lemon law down to a science, and are fully equipped to deal with whatever your GM lemon throws our way. If you’d like more information on lemon laws and GM recall lists, or are ready to hit the ground running with your claim, give us a call today so we can guide you through the next steps of the process.

What’s a “reasonable number” of GM repair attempts?

In California lemon law, the manufacturer is only given a certain amount of repair attempts before you can start the lemon law process. Although the criteria for what constitutes a “reasonable number” of attempts differs depending on the state you live in, in California, the following scenarios listed below describe what that “reasonable number” of repair attempts mean. At least one of the following scenarios must occur:

  • Two or more attempts for issues that could cause death or serious injuries.
  • Four or more attempts for non-threatening issues.
  • 30 days (total) of the car being out of use because of problems.

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