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Is your GMC a lemon?

If you’ve been experiencing persistent issues with your GMC vehicle, the manufacturer has the opportunity to fix the issues. However, if a reasonable number of repair attempts have been made to no avail, then it’s within your rights to file a lemon law claim. If you’re unsure whether your GMC qualifies as a lemon, don’t hesitate to reach out to us — we’re highly experienced when it comes to GMC lemon law and GMC recalls, and have already successfully brought several cases against GMC.

Common GMC Defects

Some issues that you may experience with your GMC truck or SUV might include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Engine issues or failure
  • Oil leakage
  • Issues with navigation
  • Vehicle Starting Problems
  • Rough idling
  • Difficulty getting into gear
  • Abnormal engine vibration
  • Problems with dashboard lights
  • Faulty A/C
  • Power steering issues
  • GMC recalls, such as GMC Sierra recalls and GMC Terrain recalls
  • Check engine light illuminating
  • Reduce power message
  • Limp mode
  • Clunking noise while driving
  • Leaking into car
  • Vehicle shifting harshly
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How Shainfeld Law Can Help With Your GMC Lemon

Your GMC won’t be classified as a lemon unless its issues considerably impair your safety, or the value and use of your car. The manufacturer will likely try to stop you from getting the compensation you deserve, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. Whether your car is new or used, we’ll help you get the GMC lemon buyback you deserve for your lemon. Give us a call for a free consultation on your GMC vehicle today.

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What does “reasonable number of attempts at repair” mean for your GMC?

When you start to experience trouble with your GMC vehicle, the manufacturer has the opportunity to make a reasonable number of repair attempts. This means that they don’t get unlimited time when trying to repair your defective vehicle — at some point, you deserve to be compensated. So what constitutes a “reasonable number” of repairs? While lemon laws differ from state to state, if you’re a GMC owner living in California, the following criteria must be met in order to pursue a lemon law claim or a GMC lemon buyback:

  • The manufacturer is aware of the problems, and you’ve made four or more attempts to repair the vehicle.
  • You’ve made two or more attempts to repair an issue that could result in death or serious injury.
  • The issue has caused your car to be in the shop or undrivable for more than 30 days since you first purchased the vehicle.

Recent GMC Recalls

A vehicle recall notice can truly be a blessing in disguise. Let’s face it: most of us out on the roads are not mechanics. Changing a tire? Sure, that may be doable. But the reality of many problems outlined in recall notices is that they’re highlighting an issue that tends to go completely unnoticed by drivers, issues that don’t reveal themselves until a challenging event like an accident is caused.

So how does a recall come to fruition? Are all recalls the product of tragic accidents? To the latter, fortunately, the answer is a resounding no. Recalls are created through a process by which either a car manufacturer, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), or both simultaneously, notice and investigate patterns of abnormal malfunction in vehicles that don’t reflect the normal wear and tear that a car would experience in everyday use. When cars are brought into local dealerships with problems, auto technicians investigate and log errors in equipment; their expertise tends to be the first stop in identifying malfunctions that constitute a recall, and they can push abnormal issues through the proper pipelines to have them further investigated at the manufacturer’s level.

Regardless, the problems are logged and when patterns emerge, auto manufacturers research internal records to recognize both the source of the problem, how to fix it and the dates of vehicles affected. The recall is then issued, typically by mail, by which registered vehicle owners are sent correspondence making them aware that their vehicle needs to be brought in for maintenance to correct the recall.

Of course, if you purchased your vehicle pre-owned, the manufacturer may not have the proper information to notify you directly. It’s for this reason, along with changes of address and other possible concerns that would affect correspondence, that vehicle owner should stay on top of recall notices by checking online at the NHTSA website or manufacturer website.

Let’s look at some recent GMC recalls for some examples:

2018 GMC Terrain SUV Airbag Recall

Just over 88,000 GMC Terrain SUVs were recalled in late 2018 over an airbag sensor failing to power down when a vehicle is shut off, and consequently not powering on properly once the vehicle is restarted. GMC has stated that when the issue is present, the airbag warning lamp will illuminate and warning chimes will sound.

To correct this recall, GMC will perform a free software update to vehicles which will correct the sensor activity. For more information, owners can contact GMC customer service at 800-462-8782 with the GMC recall number 18179.

Steering Malfunction Leads to Over One Million GM and GMC Vehicles Recalled

Over one million GMC 1500 pickups, GMC Yukons and other vehicles under the GM banner have been recalled due to a steering malfunction that can lead to traffic accidents. GM has identified over thirty crashes, two injuries but, fortunately, no fatalities linked to this recall issue.

The issue, a software defect, results in vehicles suddenly losing electric power steering, followed by a sudden return during low-speed turning situations. The nature of the problem makes it critical to address the recall as soon as possible.

Be sure to stay on top of GMC recall notices and utilize best practices as a vehicle owner. Research recalls and have them corrected as soon as possible to avoid accident and injury.

Recent Settlements for GMC Lemons

At Lemon Law Now, we’ve repeatedly won GMC lemon law cases over the years. Below, you will find some of our recent settlement cases:

Cash Settlement Reached for 2017 GMC Yukon Denali with Interior Noise Issue

Immediately after purchasing a 2017 GMC Yukon Denali, this client began to experience a loud humming noise in the cabin while driving. This loud humming caused him to experience headaches and feel that his GMC Yukon was a lemon. After taking the vehicle into authorized GMC dealerships the issues with his lemon GMC Yukon persisted.

Upon contacting Lemon Law Now, this client spoke was provided a free case evaluation. It was explained that multiple repair orders on their own do not make a lemon law claim, these repairs also need to substantially impair the safety, use, or value of the vehicle. Given the issue was based on noise, it was explained that the best approach would be to argue this humming noise in his GMC Yukon lemon posed a substantial impairment to the use of the vehicle. This game plan proved to be effective, leading to a very favorable outcome for this client by way of a cash settlement. Additionally, GM paid all of his lemon law lawyers’ fees.

Lemon Law Representation for GMC Owners Experiencing Repeated Issues with Their 2018 or Newer Vehicle

At our law firm, we specialize in offering legal representation to individuals who have purchased or leased GMC vehicles that have been afflicted with ongoing defects, commonly known as “lemons.” If you have experienced continuous mechanical or electrical problems with your GMC vehicle, we are committed to helping you pursue a lemon law claim. Our team consists of highly skilled attorneys who have the expertise to navigate the legal process and tirelessly advocate for the rightful compensation you deserve.

Here is a list of eligible GMC models manufactured in 2018 or later:

  • GMC Terrain
  • GMC Acadia
  • GMC Yukon
  • GMC Yukon XL
  • GMC Canyon
  • GMC Sierra
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • GMC Sierra HD

At Lemon Law Now, our GMC Lemon Law Lawyers are proud to offer our experienced legal services to clients across the great state of California, including all major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Stockton, Riverside, Irvine, Santa Ana, Chula Vista, Fremont, Santa Clarita, San Bernardino, Modesto, Fontana etc. Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys is committed to providing comprehensive representation and seeking justice for our clients in every corner of the state. If you’re facing a lemon law issue, don’t hesitate to contact us for professional assistance in your area.

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  • Please note that our firm only takes on lemon law cases in California.
  • Please note that our firm only takes year models 2018 or newer.

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I spoke directly to Mr. Shainfeld who helped guide me through the lemon law process. He was always responsive to me both via phone and emails. He was prompt and professional. Hopefully I do not have any further issues with my car in the future, but if I do I will contact Shainfeld Law.


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Brett was truly amazing to work with. Everything was so easy — from our initial call to the very last conversation.  This was our very first lemon claim (2018 Audi e-tron) and was slightly intimidated by what the process could be and didn’t know what to expect. Brett and his team made everything so easy to understand and seamless. He’s quick, efficient, very reliable. He is super clear up front with the process and quickly answers any questions you have. I would highly recommend Brett if you are looking for lemon law attorney. We couldn’t have done it without him.

Everything Was So Easy

After the torture we went through with our dealership on our Lemon Law car and the subsequent challenge of trying to find a responsive, knowledgeable attorney to represent our case, we were at our wit’s end and highly skeptical when we found Brett Shainfeld. However, we found Brett to be clear, communicative, immediately responsive and confident. He adapted quickly to our preferred mode of communication (electronic or voicemail, rather than live discussions), and consistently kept us informed as to what was happening with our case, as well as what to expect next. And the best part is that he successfully negotiated our case with the manufacturer.

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Brett was the best attorney we’ve had the opportunity to work with. If we ever need a Lemon Law attorney again, we won’t hesitate to use Brett. He’s very conscientious, keeping us appraised of what’s going on. If we leave a message or e-mail for him, he’d respond to is in a very timely manner. We will not hesitate to use his services again in the future. We’ll also recommend him to anyone & everyone who needs a good Lemon Law attorney.

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Excellent Work

Brett, I’d like to thank you for your help throughout my case. During the course of my representation, you and your firm provided me with an unmatched customer service and always immediately responded to my questions. I could not have been any happier with the end result and always felt protected having your firm on my side. Words fall short in describing your firm’s prowess & dedication. I highly recommend your firm to anyone seeking assistance when in comes to consumer protection laws.

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