If you have a persistent issue or defect with your GMC vehicle, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle, refund, or cash settlement through the California Lemon Law. At Young & Young APC, we exclusively handle Lemon Law cases. Our GMC Lemon Law attorneys represent clients throughout California who have purchased or leased a vehicle that is defective. Find out how we can help you in more detail during a free case consultation.
If you have purchased or leased a new or certified pre-owned used GMC car, truck, SUV, or van and discovered a defect that affects the use, value, or safety of the vehicle, you may have a “lemon.” Under the California Lemon Law (also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act), auto manufacturers are obligated to repair a vehicle that is defective within a reasonable amount of time or a reasonable number of repair attempts. If the defect still cannot be fixed, the vehicle is referred to as a lemon.
In California, a “reasonable” number of repair attempts is not a specific number. It is determined on a case-by-case basis. However, under the Lemon Law Presumption, it is presumed that a vehicle is a lemon if the defect occurred within 18,000 miles or 18 months of delivery and receives two or more repair attempts for a defect that could cause serious bodily injury; four or more repair attempts for a defect that affects the use, value or safety of the vehicle; or has been out of use due to repairs for more than 30 cumulative days.
If your GMC is a lemon, you are entitled to one of the following remedies:
In California, the defect does not have to have occurred within the first 18 months of delivery or 18,000 miles for the consumer to qualify for a remedy under the Lemon Law.
GMC is a division of General Motors that was founded in 1911. GMC’s primary focus is pickup trucks, work trucks, light-duty trucks, and vans. In the last 100-plus years, GMC has produced hundreds of millions of vehicles. Unfortunately, many of these vehicles have contained defects. From 2020 to 2022, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received 2,138 consumer complaints regarding GMC vehicles:
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Common Lemon Law vehicle defects with GMC involve the engine, brakes, suspension, transmission, steering system, fuel pump, pressure valve, cooling system, and airbags. Many of these defects have resulted in global recalls of affected vehicles. The latest GMC recalls have involved 2017+ GMC Terrain, Yukon, Sierra, Canyon, and Acadia vehicles.
If you own or lease a GMC vehicle that has a chronic, persistent or irreparable defect, you have rights under the California Lemon Law. Discuss your case with the GMC Lemon Law attorneys at Young & Young APC for more information. Our lawyers will review your case at no cost, explain your legal options under the Lemon Law, and help you seek a just remedy. Please call (833) LEMON-00 (536-6600) or contact us online today to schedule an initial case consultation.
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