After six (6) unsuccessful repair attempts, the owner of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado decided to contact our California lemon law offices for advice. He was experiencing repeated problems with several systems in his truck, including smoke from the exhaust, a check engine light that remains on, and a defective rear door. Despite numerous complaints, his GMC dealer was unable to fix the problems. Continue reading

According to reports filed on the NHTSA website, certain 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon trucks may fail to meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for seating systems. An investigation opened in January found certain seat frame attachment hooks, securing the drivers and passenger seats, may have not been properly attached to the vehicle body during the assembly process. The seat could detach, increasing the risk of injury to occupants. Continue reading

General Motors has decided that certain 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles fail to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for “Transmission Shift Position Sequence”. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the transmission display module flash memory could become corrupted during momentary fluctuations in voltage. The transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate the shift position and drivers could inadvertently select a gear other than what was intended, increasing the risk of an accident. Continue reading

General Motors will be notifying owners of certain 2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax crossover vehicles about an electrical defect affecting the steering system. According to reports, these vehicles may have been manufactured with a steering column assembly housing that could contact the power steering printed circuit board. The circuit board could wear resulting in a sudden loss of electric power steering assist. Continue reading

A safety defect affecting a small number of 2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles will have owners returning to their dealership to have repairs done to the braking system. According to reports, the left rear or right rear parking brake cable brackets may have not been properly fastened during the assembly process. If the fastening bolts back out completely, the mounting bracket could separate, causing the parking brake to fail. The problem could result in the vehicle unexpectedly rolling away. Continue reading

A defect affecting certain 2014 Chevrolet Impala cars will have over one thousand owners returning to their dealerships a second time for repairs. According to reports, some Impala’s repaired under recall 14V-541 may have existing electronic parking brake software that will cause the brake pads to stay partially engaged with the rotor. The driver may experience poor vehicle acceleration, undesired deceleration, excessive brake heat, and premature wear to some brake components. (The park brake indicator may not illuminate even though the parking brake is engaged.) Continue reading

General Motors will be asking owners of certain 2015 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars to return to their dealership for a defect that could affect safety. On some of these vehicles, the toe link outer ball joint may have not been fastened properly to the right rear suspension knuckle. A loose toe link could cause the rear suspension to make a loud metallic noises when turning corners or driving over bumps. Over time, the toe link could separate creating sudden vehicle instability. Continue reading

The tires on certain 2015 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles may fail to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for tire safety. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, cracking tire treads could lead to loss of pressure and possible tire failure, increasing the risk of an accident. GM will be notifying owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. Continue reading

Owners of certain GMC, Chevrolet, and Cadillac trucks and SUV’s will be contacted by GM concerning a defect that could result in unexpected loss of engine, steering, and brake power. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the ignition lock actuator outer diameter may exceed specifications. If the vehicles interior ambient temperature is sufficiently high, the key may bind making it difficult to turn and potentially becoming stuck in the “start” position. Cooling interior temperatures or a significant jarring event may result in the ignition lock cylinder moving out of the “Start” position and into the “Accessory” position, shutting off the engine. Continue reading