General Motors will be contacting owners of select 2017-2019 model year Chevrolet Bolt EVs previously repaired under National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 20V-701.

The problem began in October 2020 when the NHTSA started an investigation into owner complaints of battery fires while their Bolt EV was charging. To reduce the risk of fires, GM provided a temporary fix in which the the vehicle’s software was updated to limit it’s charge to 90% of the battery’s capacity.

As part of the final repair, dealers will use diagnostic tools to identify potential battery anomalies and replace battery module assemblies as necessary. The fix will also include the installation of advanced onboard diagnostic software that detects potential issues related to changes in battery module performance. Customers will need to visit their Chevrolet EV dealer to have the service procedure performed. Once the remedy procedure is completed, the dealer will remove the 90% state of charge limitation and return the battery to its previous 100% charging capability.

Customers of 2019 model year Chevrolet Bolt EVs will be able to have this fix performed starting on April 29 and customers who own 2017 and 2018 model year Bolt EVs will be eligible to have the remedy performed by the end of May. GM will be making this diagnostic software standard in the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV future electric vehicles. According to GM, if a problem is diagnosed, the software will warn the driver with an illuminated warning lamp on the gauge cluster and drivers would need to have the vehicle towed to a dealer for repairs.

General Motors has decided that a safety defect affecting airbags exists in certain 2010-2015 and 2017 Buick Enclave, 2010-2019 Chevrolet Traverse and 2011-2016 GMC Acadia vehicles.

According to the defect report, in October 2020, a third-party vehicle repair business contacted GM requesting repair assistance on a 2018 Buick Enclave. After removing the headliner to attempt to repair a sunroof water leak, the repair shop identified two fasteners that were not installed and one missing weld nut attaching the roof-rail airbag (RRAB) to the vehicle. Further investigation found that certain stampings associated with the connection of the roof rail airbag to the vehicles had damaged, out of position or missing weld nuts. Although the problem was identified during vehicle assembly, the repairs may have been missed or preformed incorrectly.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, realign or replace the weld nuts GM’s number for this recall is N202321200 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V246.

Our client was very happy when he purchased his 2016 Dodge Ram 1500.

He first had some concerns on February 6, 2017 when he tried putting gas from the nozzle and the filler tube came loose and dropped down. He also had a check engine light message on.

His next visit to the Dodge dealership was on August 23rd because his tailgate was opening randomly.

On December 4th he was back meeting with his service advisor as he noticed a red liquid leaking from the passenger side area of the engine.

On November 26, 2018 he brought his Ram 1500 in for numerous recalls. He also told them about a hard clunk as the vehicle was shifting between gears. The vehicle also exhibited hard shifting and the RPMs were revving really high.

He was back on January 10, 2019 because the vehicle was again exhibiting a hard clunk between gears. He was also noticing hard shifting and sometimes there was a delay when putting the vehicle into reverse. The dealership had the vehicle for 42 days.

At this point he was very frustrated and contacted our office and spoke with California Lemon Law attorney, Barry L. Edzant. Barry requested he send him some repair orders to review along with some other documents. He became a client shortly thereafter. A letter was sent to FCA, USA demanding that they buy back our client’s 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 under the California lemon law.

He did take the vehicle in again on May 9, 2019 as he was hearing a clunking noise coming from the engine compartment when shifting between 5th and 6th gear and while slowing down and taking off. He also complained the vehicle was having other problems with the gears.

Our firm successfully got a repurchase for our client for his defective Dodge Ram 1500. The buyback included the reimbursement of all payments made to date, the down payment, the registration, paying off the loan less a mileage deduction allowed under the California Lemon Law. FCA, USA also paid for the attorney fees.

If you think your vehicle may be a lemon, please contact the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666. We offer free consultations and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. We are a California statewide Lemon Law firm.

An investigation into reports of water intrusion into the passenger compartment of certain 2020-2021 Mercedes Benz GLE and GLS, cars and SUVs has led to a recall of over 6,000 vehicles. Owner notifications are expected to be mailed out in June.

According to the defect report, at the end of May 2019 Mercedes Benz launched an investigation into customer complaints of water intrusion into the driver and passenger side foot wells of certain GLE and GLS vehicles. The investigation revealed a deviation in the assembly process of the air conditioner drain hoses that would allow the drain hose to disconnect and condensation to enter the passenger compartment. If a significant volume of condensation enters, it could cause corrosion and/or short circuits to electrical components.

NOTE: Drivers may experience problems with door locks and the vehicles emergency call (eCall) feature; the engine may not start or may enter limp-home mode. Sings that the problem exists include wet carpets in the front foot wells and fogged windows.

Vehicles Affected Include
2020 GLE350
2020 GLE450
2020 GLE580
2020 GLS450
2020 GLS580
2021 AMG GLE53

Dealers will inspect and correct the installation of the air conditioner drain hoses, as necessary. The NHTSA recall Campaign Number is 21V-288.

Porsche North America, Inc. (Porsche) will be contacting the owners of certain 2021 Cayenne vehicles because of a problem affecting the rear axle suspension. The Porsche models affected include 2021 Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Coupe, Cayenne S Coupe, Cayenne Turbo Coupe, and Cayenne GTS Coupe.

According to the defect report, lock nuts on the trailing arm of the rear axle have not been manufactured according to specifications. The problem could cause a loose thread connection that may allow respective suspension components to move beyond the intended position. If the screw connection fails, the driver could experience a sudden loss of driving stability with a significant change to driving behavior and a loss of vehicle control. Drivers may notice noises and vibrations due to the loosening of the connection, but these warning sings are not guaranteed.

Porsche will instruct owners of affected vehicles to return to their dealers to have the lock nuts replaced. The recall is expected to begin June 2021. Porsche’s number for this recall is AMA9 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-271.

Our client was so excited with his purchase of a 2018 Cadillac Escalade.

Shortly after our client purchased his new vehicle he started to have problems with it. The first time he took it in for servicing at the Cadillac dealership was on February 5, 2018. He was having problems with the third row seat not folding down. The Air bag light was also on.

A couple of months later on April 10th he was back at the dealership due to the fact that the Air bag light was on again.

The third visit in July was because the Air bag light was on once again. He also complained to the service representative that the carpet was wet in front of the right side second row seat after going through the car wash. The vehicle was also running very rough and the check engine light would flash on hard acceleration.

Our client was very concerned about having had to take the vehicle in for the Air bag light 3 times and was concerned for his safety. That is when he called our office and spoke with California Lemon Law Attorney, Barry L. Edzant. Barry requested some documents for his review and shortly thereafter our client signed a retainer agreement.

A letter was sent to General Motors Corporation demanding that they buy back the vehicle under the California Lemon Law. They agreed and reimbursed our client for his down payment, any payment made, his registration and paid off the balance minus a usage fee that they are entitled to under the Lemon Law. GMC also paid all attorney fees. Our client was quite happy with the results.

Having problems with your vehicle? Think you may be driving a lemon? Please contact our office at 888-395-3666 for a free consultation.

Our lemon law client was excited about his new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze.

His first visit was at 747 miles on July 6, 2017. He was hearing a squeaky noise while driving his vehicle. The other problem that was presented at that visit was that while moving the driver side seat back it made a very loud noise. The Chevrolet authorized dealership had the vehicle for 20 days.

The next visit was on September 29th. His key FOB and the WiFi were both not working. The left front seat was making a rumbling noise when moving the seat from front or rear. He was also seeing the no key detected message coming on.

The 3rd visit was on May 8, 2018. His complaints at the time were the check engine light was on, the vehicle had a rough idle, he was hearing a metal tapping sound when driving at parking lot speeds and making turns which were coming from the rear of the vehicle. The Driver’s seat was also making a loud noise when moving the seat forwards or backwards.

On April 9, 2019 he brought the vehicle in again to the dealership. He was hearing a metallic rattle noise which appeared to be coming from behind the glove box. There was also a problem with the left front tire losing air and the passenger side rear tire losing air.

He was back at the dealership about 5 weeks later because both passenger side tires were losing air. The radio was also having some problems in that it would suddenly freeze.

July 23rd he brought the vehicle back to the Chevy dealership because it was pulling to the right and the suspension was feeling funny. He was also hearing a grinding noise from the right front wheel while driving. The key not detected message was coming on intermittently. The cabin air filter and air filter element needed to be replaced.

The last visit was about a week later. The driver’s side front seat back rest was falling when reclining and the key not detected message was displaying intermittently when trying to start the vehicle.

At this point our client was frustrated and called our office and spoke with California Lemon Law Attorney, Barry L. Edzant. Barry asked him to email us some documents to review. After signing a retainer agreement, a letter was sent to General Motors Corporation demanding that they buy back the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze under the California Lemon Law. GMC agreed to repurchase the vehicle and reimburse our client for his down payment, all monthly payments made, reimburse for registration and pay off the vehicle less a mileage deduction allowed under the law. They also paid all the attorney fees.

If you are having problems with your vehicle and want to know what your rights are under the lemon law, please call our office at 888-395-3666. We will be happy to answer your questions

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) have opened an investigation into certain 2020-2021 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles because of a problem affecting the airbag system. The ODI have received fifteen complaints from consumers who say that the air bag system in their GM vehicle malfunctioned. Nine complaints allege the illumination of an air bag malfunction indicator (MIL) and six crash incidents had significant frontal collision damage but the driver frontal air bags failed to deploy. All the complaints received involve either GM vehicles covered by GM Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 21-NA-005 or CT4, CT5 and XT4 vehicles.

The TSB, issued in March 2021, addresses air bag MIL illumination accompanied by diagnostic trouble codes B0001-1B or B0012-0D. It also cites rust particles in the connection terminal interface of the driver air bag inflator as the cause of the air bag MIL illumination. Illumination of the air bag MIL under these circumstances may result in a non-deployment of the driver airbag during a frontal collision and increased risk of injury to the driver.

ODI is opening this preliminary investigation to determine the scope and severity of the potential problem and to fully assess the potential safety-related issues.

Vehicles Affected Include
2020-2021 Cadillac CT4
2020-2021 Cadillac CT5
2020-2021 Cadillac Escalade
2020-2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2020-2021 Cadillac XT5
2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 5500HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 6500HD
2020-2021 Chevrolet Suburban
2021 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
2020-2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
2020-2021 GMC Sierra 1500
2020-2021 GMC Sierra 2500
2020-2021 GMC Sierra 3500
2020 GMC Sierra Denali
2020-2021 GMC Yukon
2020-2021 GMC Yukon XL