Our client leased a beautiful new 2017 Cadillac Escalade.

  • On March 19, 2018 she took it to the Cadillac dealership for the first time because the driver rear door handle bezel was coming apart.
  • A few months later on July 6th she took it back to the dealer due to the fact that the right tail light was not working properly and would only light up half way.
  • Another couple of months passed and in September she brought the Escalade in on account of the A/C not blowing cold air. She also had them check a problem she was having when she made a right turn on a little incline as the vehicle seemed to skip.
  • On October 11th the Escalade was in the shop because the vehicle seemed like it was skipping again when turning right. The A/C was not blowing cold air again. There were also noises coming from the rear of the vehicle and a squeaky noise coming from the front of the vehicle.
  • It was back in the shop on October 29 at 28,284 miles as the A/C had stopped blowing cold air again. Our client also felt the vehicle skipping especially when she made a right turn. The vehicle was now having a hard shift at slow downs and take offs. Another complaint was a squeal sound when turning the vehicle on.
  • The car was brought in on January 2, 2019 as her Cadillac was still skipping when she made a right turn. The vehicle still has a hard shift at slow downs and/or take offs. The squeal sound is still there when you turn the vehicle on. The A/C will still stop blowing cold when it is on.
  • The Escalade was brought back in a few days later because of a green fluid leak from the A/C line on the right side along with it fluctuating. There also was a new issue when starting the vehicle with her foot on the brake, there was a high pitch whistle noise that could be heard. She took a video to capture the sound. When the vehicle starts to decelerate and then you start to accelerate, there is a large jolt. While it was in the shop the dealership found a hose was leaking coolant.
  • She was back at the Cadillac authorized dealership on February 8 because she was experiencing a lunging in the transmission when she would shift. She complained about a high pitch frequency noise coming from the vehicle when starting.
  • March 27th our client was still having a problem with the A/C not blowing cold air. The high pitch screeching noise was still happening. The transmission problem with the lunging was still happening when she accelerated or decelerated and seemed to shift incorrectly.
  • Her final visit was on August 16, 2019 when she heard an explosion as she was walking out to her vehicle and found green fluid leaking all over and the A/C was not blowing when she tried it. She also requested with her service representative that they look at the side rear door as the outside cap came off.

After months and months of giving the Cadillac dealership a chance to try and fix her vehicle, she decided to call our office with questions about the Lemon Law.

We filed our demand letter with General Motors Corporation that they repurchase her defective vehicle under the California Lemon Law. They agreed to repurchase the vehicle, pay off the balance, reimburse her for any down payment and payments made, pay off the balance of the lease less the mileage fee allowed under the California Lemon Law. They also paid all the attorney fees. We also received some additional compensation for our client above the actual purchase price..

Our client was very happy with the buyback of her leased vehicle. If you think you might be driving a lemon because of repeat problems that the dealership is unable to fix, please call The Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666 for a free consultation. We’re hear to help you.

In October 2020 the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) started an investigation of the Chevrolet Bolt EV because of potential battery fires while charging. In November, Chevrolet announced a recall affecting 2017-2018 and select 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs manufactured by LG Chem’s Ochang Korea facility. More than 68,000 Chevy Bolt EV’s have been recalled.

The safety recall from the NHTSA states the following:

As an interim remedy, dealers will reprogram the hybrid propulsion control module 2 9HPCM2) to limit full charge to 90%. Until this interim reedy is completed, customers should enable either “Hilltop Reserve” )for 2017-2018 model year vehicles) or “Target Charge Level” (for 2019 model year vehicles) using their vehicle’s infotainment center. These two features will limit the vehicle’s state of charge to 90% until the HPCM2 software re-calibration is applied. If customers are unable to successfully make these changes, or do not feel comfortable making these changes, they will be advised to not park their car in their garage or carport until after they have visited their dealer.

Pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 573.13(d)(1), all covered vehicles are under warranty, so reimbursement is not offered.

The revised software will limit the vehicle’s full charge to 90% of the battery’s capacity.

Design level N2.1 battery cells wre no longer used in production after 2019 model year.

The final remedy is still under development. Owners were notified of the interim repair beginning November 17, 2020. A second notice will be mailed when the final repair becomes available. GM’s number for this recall is N202311730 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-701 .

If you own one of these vehicles and are concerned or have questions about your recourse under the California Lemon Law, please contact the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666 to speak with the attorney.

Our client purchased a used 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Vehicle.

  • In March, 2015 he brought his car to an authorized Cadillac dealership because of a ticking noise coming from the front wheel when turning.
  • In June 2015 he brought the vehicle back in as the message “Service power steering” was coming up on the Driver Information Center. His vehicle was in the shop for 23 days.
  • His next visit was early November as the “Service power steering message” was showing up again. The TPM (Tire pressure monitor) light was on, too.
  • Another visit to the Cadillac dealership was necessary 2 days later as the “Service power steering” message was popping up again. The mileage at this point was 16,706 miles on his Cadillac CTS-V.
  • November 16th it was back at the dealership with the message, “Service power steering” appearing again on the Driver Information Center.
  • A few days later there was a terrible squealing noise from the engine area so the CTS-V was brought in again.
  • His final visit to the dealership was in February 2018 as the “Service power steering” message” was coming up for the 5th time.

Our client was frustrated and after giving the Cadillac dealership 7 times to try and fix his vehicle, he contacted our law firm, the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant for a free consultation. After speaking with him and reviewing some paperwork we felt he met the criteria of the California Lemon Law and our law firm was retained. A demand letter was sent on his behalf to the General Motors Corporation.

Our firm successfully won a full repurchase for our client for his defective vehicle. The manufacturer reimbursed our client for all payments made to date, the down payment, paid off the loan, paid for the registration, less a mileage deduction allowed under the California Lemon Law. GMC also paid all the attorney fees. We also received some additional compensation for our client above the actual purchase price.

If you are having repeat problems with your vehicle, please contact our office, the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about your rights under the California Lemon Law.

After giving the Chevrolet dealership four times to try and fix his defective 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, our client called our office for a free consultation and to retain our firm.

  • His first visit on January 2, 2020 was for a brake system malfunction warning light. His other concern was regarding a potential seatbelt pretensioner fire that GM had issued a recall on (Product Safety Recall N192270600).

  • His second visit was in March as water was leaking in above the middle of the rear window. He also had another brake system malfunction warning light on. They were able to complete the recall for the potential seatbelt pensioner fire.

  • His third visit was on March 17th and the authorized GM dealership had the vehicle for 44 days. Our client had taken it in for two complaints. The first was water leaking into the cab above the rear window so when it rained the water would leak through the sliding window casing. The other problem was the cover on the steering column was loose.

  • The last visit to the General Motors dealership was in May and was for another 24 days with them working on the headliner as it had water damage from a leak at the rear window.

A demand was filed on our clients behalf to repurchase the defective vehicle under the California Lemon Law. General Motors agreed to repurchase the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. They paid off the balance of the vehicle, and reimbursed our client for the down payment, registration, monthly payments, less the mileage fee allowed under the California Lemon Law. They paid all attorney fees. We were also able to get additional fees for our client.

You don’t have to go through the lemon law process by yourself. If you think your vehicle may be a lemon and would like to learn more about the California Lemon Law, please call the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant an experienced lemon law attorney, at 888-395-3666. We will be happy to give you a free consultation.

General Motors has decided that a safety defect exists in certain 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon trucks. They will be contacting owners with instructions to return to their dealerships for repairs.

According to the defect report, a small number of 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon vehicles may have been manufactured with fuel tank assemblies that are missing an adhesive between two layers of the fuel tank shell. Under certain conditions, fuel could start seeping between the layers and could result in a slow fuel leak over time. If fuel were to contact an ignition source, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire. If a vehicle is experiencing this problem, drivers may notice a fuel odor smell inside and near the vehicle.

Owners receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the fuel tank replaced. GM’s number for this recall is N212327720 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-064.

Our client leased a 2017 GMC Yukon. After trying unsuccessfully eight times to have his vehicle repaired, he called our law office for advice and to retain our firm.

In April 2017 he took it to an authorized GMC dealership because the airbag light was on. In May he returned to the dealership because he had hot air coming out of the air conditioner and a loud crunching noise in the dash. His third visit was on account of the vehicle making a loud popping/clicking noise while making a turn. In September the Yukon was in due to it was leaking an oily fluid which was coming from the front wheel area. The next visit was in January 2018 because the vehicle had lost power at an intersection and had to be pushed and towed. His sixth visit was in May – the brake light was not working. In September he brought his Yukon in due to the air conditioning was blowing hot air again. His last visit to the dealership was in December 2018 because of a loud tapping noise from the right. We analyzed our client’s potential lemon law case by reviewing all the repair orders and determined that he had a valid claim under the California lemon law to have the vehicle repurchased.

We sent a demand letter to the manufacturer and demanded that they buy back the vehicle under the California Lemon Law. General Motors Corporation agreed to repurchase the defective 2017 GMC Yukon, pay off the balance on the lease and reimburse our client for the down payment, monthly payments, less a mileage fee allowed under the California Lemon Law. The also paid the attorney fees. We were also able to get additional compensation for our client.

Our client could not have been happier to get rid of the vehicle. If you think you may be driving a lemon, please call The Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666 for a free consultation. We handle California Lemon Law cases throughout the state.

Our client leased a 2019 Cadillac CTS.

On September 26th he provided the Cadillac dealership the first opportunity to repair the defective 2019 CTS. This vehicle was seen for squealing brakes and the front end was riding rough. He was also having problems with the radio system booting down and then restarting. The mileage at that time was 2,564 miles.

In October he brought the vehicle back in for squealing brakes and the sensation of tension in the front end when he would slow down the vehicle.

On December 13th he was still having problems with squealing brakes and brought it in for the third time.

In January he brought the car in for the brake problem, a vibration in the front end that was felt in the steering wheel and a vibration sound in the dashboard on the driver’s side. It was his 4th visit to the dealership.

Another visit to the dealership was on February 21st with a rattle above the push start button when driving at 30 mph or higher.

The final visit to the authorized Cadillac dealership was on June 16, 2020 with the brakes still making a squealing noise and a front end vibration at 30-50 mph while driving. He had 7,506 miles on his CTS by that time.

After trying unsuccessfully to have these defects repaired by the authorized Cadillac dealership 6 times, he then retained the Law Office of Barry Edzant to represent his demand for repurchase of the vehicle under the California lemon laws.

Our firm was able to win a full repurchase for our client of his defective vehicle. This included reimbursement for his down payment, monthly payments, and registration, less only a mileage deduction allowed under California’s lemon law, pay off the balance in full and paid all attorney fees. We also received additional compensation for our client above the actual purchase price.

Needless to say our client was very thrilled with the outcome. If you are having problems with your vehicle, we would be happy to answer your questions. Please call the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666. We handle Lemon Law cases throughout the state of California.

In December 2020, Ford opened an investigation into a Ford engineering vehicle that experienced a rear drive unit seizure. The final analysis found that the seizure was the result of inadequate lubrication and that a malfunction during the rear drive unit lubricant fill procedure was the cause of the miss-fill. Further investigation found another ten rear drive units with low lubricant fill level and 3 warranty claims for this condition. As a result, Ford will be recalling certain 2020-2021 Ford and Lincoln cars and trucks.

Vehicles Affected Include
2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2020-2021 Ford Edge
2020 Ford Escape
2021 Lincoln Corsair
2020 Lincoln Nautilus
WARNING: Drivers may hear a metallic grinding or whining sound from the rear of the vehicle prior to a rear drive seizure.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the rear drive unit lubricant level. Axles found to have lubricant at the minimum level will be filled to the full level. Axles found to be below the minimum lubricant fill level will be replaced. Ford’s number for this recall is 21S02 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-011.