Our lemon law client was so happy about purchasing his 2018 Chevy Traverse. After a few months he starting taking his vehicle to the authorized Chevrolet dealership to have them make repairs on his vehicle.

The first visit was on May 16, 2018.  His complaint was that the third row middle seat belt would keep getting stuck.

The next visit in November he requested an alignment check which they performed.

Our client’s third visit was because the defrost control was coming apart.

A couple of weeks later he was having problems with both the rear and middle seat belt buckles.

His next visit was to request another alignment which the dealership completed.

He was back in on July 23. 2019 because he was seeing a shift to park message when he was in park and could not turn off the vehicle.

The next visit was to perform a recall on the brake pedal.

His Chevrolet Traverse was back in the shop a month later because the check engine light was on.  While there they also found the code P0018 and fixed it.

The last visit to the Chevrolet dealership was on February 14, 2020.  Our client stated that while driving over 60 mph, the RPM’s were revving high and it felt like it was losing power.  This happened while accelerating.  The check engine light kept going on and off.  He also complained that the shift to park message appeared when in park and he could not turn off the vehicle.  At this point our client was frustrated and felt that he had given General Motors enough chances to fix his vehicle and so he called our law office.  His spoke with attorney Barry L. Edzant and then emailed our office some documents for the attorney to review.

We sent a demand letter to General Motors Corporation demanding that they buy back his defective vehicle under the California Lemon Law.  They agreed to repurchase his vehicle, pay off his loan, reimburse him for any monthly payments made and his down payment less a mileage fee allowed under the California Lemon Law.  They also paid for his registration and paid for his attorney fees.  Our client was thrilled with the results.

If your vehicle is giving you problems and you think you might be driving a lemon, please contact the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666 to get some answers.

Our client gave the Chevrolet dealership 6 chances to try and resolve all the problems he was having with his 2017 Chevrolet Corvette.

The first visit was on February 28, 2017 when he brought it in due to the mode select feature was inop.

The second visit was in March and the throttle response in any mode seemed to be the same.

His third visit was for multiple problems.  He noticed an intermittent stumble around 75 mph while city driving.  The power steering rack was seeping.  When changing stations on the steering wheel switch, the display showed it moving to another station but it did not actually move to the other station. The driver window was losing it’s memory and would be left down over night.   And lastly, there was a lack of acceleration when in trac mode.

The fourth visit was in August.  The problems included the car stumbling at low speeds, the IPC was inop at times during the night and after driving hard and coming to a stop there would be a delay when trying to accelerate again.

The fifth visit was in July 2018 and the Chevrolet dealership had the vehicle for 15 days. It was in due to a cold start problem and there was a clunk while shifting into reverse. He was continuing to have a stumble while driving at about 70-75 mph with a light acceleration in manual mode in 8th gear. While coming to a hard stop and then accelerating to go to a passing gear he felt a delay before the Corvette would accelerate. Also, the launch control was not working.

His last visit was on May 17, 2019 and he took it to the dealership for a shudder at 30-40 mph while accelerating lightly. The dealership had his vehicle for over 32 days total and was still not able to fix his vehicle. That is when he called our law firm.

Our firm filed a demand on our client’s behalf for General Motor’s Corporation to repurchase his vehicle under the California Lemon Law. Within a few months they agreed to repurchase his Corvette. GM paid off the balance on the vehicle, reimbursed our client for the down payment, monthly payments, registration, less the mileage fee allowed under the California Lemon Law. They also paid our attorney fees.

If you are having problems with your vehicle that the dealership is not able to fix, you may be driving a lemon. Please call Barry at 888-395-3666 at the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant for a free consultation and to find out your rights under the Lemon Law.

 

After trying unsuccessfully 3 times to have her defective 2019 Cadillac Escalade repaired, our client called our office for advice as she was concerned for her safety and the safety of her family.

On November 12, 2019 she complained to her service representative at her Cadillac dealership that her brake pedal had gone stiff on 3 different occasions She also was having problems with excessive engine cranking before her vehicle would start.

On Dec 10th she brought her vehicle in as her brake pedal was still getting stiff and would go to the floor when stopping and then slowly would come back up. She also was having a tire pressure concern.

On January 10, 2020 she brought her Cadillac in again because the brake pedal would get stiff when attempting to stop her car and would not stop. There also was a message displaying regarding the service tire monitor system.

We analyzed our client’s potential lemon law case by reviewing all the repair orders and determined that she had a valid claim to have the vehicle repurchased.

We filed a demand letter with GMC to repurchase the defective vehicle under the California Lemon Law. Thereafter General Motors Corporation agreed to repurchase the 2019 Cadillac Escalade, pay off the balance of the lease and reimburse our client for the down payment, monthly payments, less the mileage fee allowed under the CA lemon law. In addition they paid all the attorney fees. Furthermore we received additional compensation for our client above the actual lease price.

Our client was ecstatic with the buyback of her vehicle. If you are having problems with your vehicle that the dealership has not been able to fix and think you may have a lemon, please call The Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666. We will be happy to talk with you and give you a free consultation.

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.

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.

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.

Last month, an important case, for the first time put manufacturers on the hook for sales of used vehicles with problems beginning outside of the original manufacturer’s warranty, but still within the Certified Pre-Owned warranty. It has been unclear for years whether a manufacturer was required to buy back a used vehicle when the problems occurred after the original warranty expired.  As long as the problems still occur during the CPO warranty, they’re subject to the lemon law.  On the caveat, if the vehicle wasn’t purchased as a Certified Pre Owned vehicle, the manufacturer is off the hook if the problem occurs for the first time outside of the original warranty.  The concern with this case, if any, would be that the Certified Pre-Owned program given by all manufacturers may be canceled since the manufacturers don’t want the added responsibility.

The case involves the sale of a certified preowned Mercedes Benz that still had a portion of the new vehicle warranty remaining and an additional used vehicle warranty from the manufacturer. An un-repairable defect manifested after the expiration of the new vehicle warranty, but during the duration of the used vehicle warranty. Mercedes Benz refused to repurchase the vehicle. The plaintiff sued and a jury found Mercedes Benz liable under the Song Beverly Act for breach of the express warranty and the implied warranty of merchantability. The plaintiff was awarded the same compensatory damages on both causes of action.

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