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Most Commonly Recalled GMC Models
General Motors Co. (GMC) is known for manufacturing reliable, versatile trucks and cars. The brand consistently ranks highly in dependability categories – but that doesn’t mean all of its vehicles are perfect.
At Cline APC, we’ve handled enough GMC lemon law cases to know which models are most commonly recalled. If you’re driving one of the following vehicles, there’s a chance it’s been recalled in the past.
The GMC Savana might be a popular commercial van among consumers, but it has been recalled at least 50 times. The 2003 model posed some serious risks, but even the 2021 Savana has been recalled for safety issues. These include:
The GMC Yukon is known for many things: its appealing size, its comfortable ride, and its roomy interior. However, it’s also known for having many recalls over the past few decades. Some of the worst risks we’ve seen presented include:
GMC Sierra 1500
The GMC Sierra 1500 features some unique exterior styling and special features, which make it intriguing to many consumers. Unfortunately, it’s been recalled at least 28 times for problems including:
The GMC Envoy is an appealing choice for consumers who need a midsized SUV that’s typically pretty reliable. Although this vehicle is often heralded for its dependability, it has seen its fair share of recalls over the years. These include dozens of recalls for:
Does Your Vehicle Meet the GMC Lemon Law Guidelines?
Experiencing a problem with your GMC truck or car doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a lemon. In fact, the state of California will only consider your vehicle a lemon if…
As you begin repairing your vehicle, keep track of every visit to the GMC dealership. You’ll need evidence to support your claim that your GMC vehicle is a lemon, including dates, times, payments, and other crucial details.
Why Hire a GMC Lemon Law Attorney?
When you file a lemon law case against a big manufacturer like GMC, expect to go up against extremely experienced corporate attorneys. These professionals will know California’s laws backward and forward – and they won’t back down easily.
Therefore, you need a lawyer who is equally as well-versed.
A qualified GMC lemon law attorney will know what to expect from the lawsuit and how to build an ironclad case. They’ll also be knowledgeable in local regulations and deadlines, so nothing will fall between the cracks.
GMC Lemon Law Guideline FAQs
What vehicles are covered under GMC lemon law?
GMC repurchases lemon laws in California cover cars, light trucks, SUVs, vans, commercial trucks, and RVs. If you have questions about whether or not your vehicle is covered, please reach out to our legal team.
How do I know if my vehicle can qualify for a GMC lemon law buyback?
Your GMC vehicle may be a lemon if it meets all of the following criteria:
Still not sure if your GMC vehicle counts as a potential lemon? Schedule a consultation with Cline APC. We’ll assess your specific situation and provide you with a professional opinion.
What compensation am I eligible for in a lemon law case?
If your vehicle meets the qualifications of GMC lemon law in California, the buyback value should include:
As you begin to seek compensation for your lemon vehicle, keep every receipt and piece of evidence along the way. You will need plenty of documentation during GMC lemon law arbitration, including proof of attempted repairs and expenses paid.
Will GMC replace my car if it is a lemon?
Under California’s lemon law, GMC must replace the vehicle or repurchase it from the victim if it is deemed a lemon in the eyes of the court. A skilled GMC lemon law attorney will help you determine if this is the case, then seek adequate repayment from GMC.
Does GMC have a buyback program in place for lemon vehicles?
Yes – GMC has a program in which it buys back faulty vehicles from the owner(s) due to real or perceived issues. However, these issues must be recognized in a timely manner and fall under state lemon law qualifications.
Can I take my GMC to a mechanic I pick out for repairs?
No – if you want to claim compensation for your lemon vehicle, you’ll need to ensure you only take it to a manufacturer-certified repair facility.
It doesn’t matter how much you might trust another mechanic. If you take your vehicle to a third-party repair shop, you may void your warranty and any chance to file a claim.
What if my GMC vehicle’s warranty has already expired?
If a recall is announced after your vehicle’s warranty has expired, or you discover the problem years down the road, you may still have options.
However, you will need to be able to somehow prove that you reported the defect to the manufacturer or dealer while the vehicle was still under warranty.
Is there a statute of limitations on filing GMC lemon law claims?
In the state of California, there is a four-year statute of limitations to file a lemon law claim. This is why we always encourage consumers to act quickly once they realize their vehicle may be a lemon. The sooner you seek legal advice, the stronger your case will be.
Does GMC lemon law apply to my case if I bought my vehicle used?
Yes – GMC lemon law can still apply to used vehicles, as long as the vehicle was sold at a dealership with an express written warranty (or the remainder of the manufacturer warranty).
What if I bought my GMC vehicle “as is”?
When you purchase a vehicle “as is,” you are essentially agreeing to buy the vehicle without a warranty in place. You take on all of the responsibility for its potential defects. Therefore, GMC lemon law in California does not protect customers who bought “as is” vehicles.
All dealerships are required to specify if a vehicle is being sold “as is.” You should know from the get-go if you are agreeing to take on the responsibility for future repairs and problems.
How much does a GMC lemon law lawyer cost?
Most lemon law lawyers (including our firm) work on a contingent fee agreement. This means the attorney only gets paid if they obtain a recovery for their client. In other words, you don’t pay anything upfront to secure their services.
After the lawyer wins the case, California lemon law requires the manufacturer or defendant to pay all of the legal fees – not the victim. In other words, anyone can afford to hire a skilled lemon law lawyer, especially if they have a solid case.
Do you need an attorney in your GMC repurchase lemon law case?
The answer is no – you are not legally required to work with a lemon law lawyer when filing a case.
However, you should know that automakers will go to great lengths to avoid compensating consumers for the faulty vehicles they have sold. Manufacturers will have experienced legal teams on their side, and the best way to stand a chance against them is to hire your own attorney.
A professional lemon law attorney will ensure you don’t fall prey to nasty tricks that prevent you from securing the settlement you deserve. At Cline APC, we do everything in our power to protect our clients and secure them the best possible compensation.