Tired of sinking time and money into fixing your GMC, only to face the same issues over and over again? California’s Lemon Law covers GMC cars and trucks and could be your ticket to a refund or even a brand-new ride.
California’s Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers who have purchased or leased new or used vehicles that turn out to be “lemons”. The law applies to cars that are still under the original manufacturer’s warranty and requires that cars must have substantial defects that the dealership can’t fix or won’t fix after a reasonable number of attempts or have cumulatively been at the dealership for many days. Any type of vehicle, make or model can be a lemon.
Substantial defects impair the vehicle’s “use, value and/or safety,” and include:
- A defect that prevents you from driving the vehicle as it was intended.
- The defect lowers the market value of a vehicle.
- The defect puts the driver, passengers and other drivers in danger.
Keep in mind that your GMC doesn’t have to be new or have low mileage for protection under Lemon Law in California. Even with over 50,000 miles, it might still qualify as a lemon if the vehicle was repaired under warranty.
Sierra or Yukon?
While General Motors boasts a solid reputation and more than 100 years in car manufacturing, defects can still happen. Whether it’s a manufacturing error, a glitch in the system, or a design flaw, a lemon GMC often ends up on the road.
Some of the common problems and complaints about GMC cars include:
- Transmission and power train problems
- Airbag, fuel pump, and HVAC system issues
- Fuel tank overflow
- Sputtering, stalling
- Brake failure, squeaking and faulty lights
- Broken speedometers
- Battery drain, faulty wiring and issues with the electronic control unit (ECU)
The GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon have the most number of reported problems. In data analyzed from 2001-2024, Sierras experienced 6,674 issues, while Yukons had a substantial 8,800 in their first year of service alone. In fact, the Yukon has been recalled 50 times over various years.
Navigating GMC lemon law cases can be a complex process, especially when auto manufacturers push back on lemon law claims to minimize their financial losses and payouts. That’s where a skilled lemon law attorney like Robert F. Brennan comes in. He won’t back down and will fight aggressively to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
Get back on the road
In 2004, General Motors faced a high-profile recall due to defective ignition switches that are linked to 124 fatalities. The company later acknowledged that these faulty switches caused the vehicle to deactivate its safety features, including airbags. Since then, GMC has recalled over 2.6 million vehicles related to this case and paid $900 million to settle.
If you have a defective GMC in Los Angeles, California, Robert F. Brennan is the GMC lemon law case attorney you want on your side. With a proven history of Lemon Law Case Results, he is well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of California’s Lemon Law and help you get the compensation you deserve.