General Motors will be contacting the owners of certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs for two separate problems. A small number of 2022 Chevy Bolt EVs and EUVs may have been manufactured with improperly tightened or missing airbag fasteners and approximately 50,413 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EVs are at risk of a battery fire.

2022 Chevy Bolt EVs and EUVs Airbags Improperly Installed:
In June 2021, a GM quality manager submitted a report to GM’s Speak Up For Safety program following reports of vehicles missing steering wheel airbag fasteners that caused the airbag cover to be poorly seated. GM determined that these vehicles were taken off-line during manufacturing and the technician did not fully complete installation of the steering wheel airbag. The issue was reviewed by GM’s Open Investigation Review and GM’s Safety Field Action Decision Authority (SFADA) decided to conduct a safety recall.

Dealers will inspect the driver airbag fasteners, replace any missing fasteners and assure that all fasteners are properly installed. If proper torque can not be achieved, the driver airbag assembly will be replaced. GM’s number for this recall is N212343880 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-560.

2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV Battery Fire:
The condition is specific to vehicles involved in NHTSA recall 20V-701. Through additional investigation, GM have now identified the cause, and are commencing a new recall to replace defective battery modules in the recall population.

The cause is the presence of two rare manufacturing defects in the same battery cell in design level N2.1 batteries produced at LG Chem’s Ochang, Korea facility. The condition appears to be aggravated by routinely charging the battery to a full or nearly full state of charge after it has been substantially depleted. The battery may overheat, emit smoke and could damage other vehicle components.

Defective battery modules will be replaced by GM, free of charge. Interim notifications are expected to be mailed September 6, 2021. A second letter will be mailed once the final remedy is available. GM’s number for this recall is N212343880 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-560.

In mid-June 2021 General Motors became aware of roof rail airbag (RRAB) inflator ruptures in three 2015 model year Silverado vehicles while the vehicle was unoccupied and not in use. In all three incidents, the steel inflator body sidewall split open, suddenly releasing the gas stored inside the chamber. GM’s Safety and Field Action Decision Authority have decided to conduct a safety recall.

According to the defect report, The RRAB inflators on the left and right side roof rails may contain a manufacturing defect that could result in inflator end cap separation or inflator sidewall split. If this happens, the compressed gas will escape from the inflator and the end cap or other components can be propelled into the vehicle, potentially injuring occupants.

The Cause Of The Problem: Corrosion inside the inflator vessel, which was caused by moisture introduced into the vessel during the supplier’s manufacturing process and aggravated by
thermal cycling in high-temperature climate regions

Vehicles Affected Include
2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500
2015-2016 GMC Sierra 3500

Dealers will replace the left and right side RRAB modules. Interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed August 16, 2021. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy is available. This recall supersedes NHTSA recall number 20V-736. GM’s number for this recall is N202324251 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-504.

General Motors will be contacting the owners of certain 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and 2021 Buick Enclave SUVs, about a problem that could result in the front air bag not deploying properly. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed out beginning of August 2021.

According to the defect report, during a weekly service programming system (SPS) audit, it was discovered that a small number of 2021 Chevy and Buick models may have been manufactured with the incorrect sensing diagnostic module (SDM) data calibration. The data files were corrected in the SPS system and the problem was reported to GM’s safety program. Their investigation found a small number of 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and 2021 Buick Enclave vehicles may have received the same incorrect data and decided to conduct a safety recall.

General Motors will be contacting the owners of affected vehicles with instructions to update the calibration software in the SDM. GM’s number for this recall is N212340220 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-472

Our client was happy to buy a 2018 Cadillac Escalade.

On March 21, 2018 he took it in to the authorized Cadillac dealership because the service stabilitrak warning light would intermittently come on. The car was at the dealership for 16 days.

On December 6 he brought the Escalade back into the dealership because the service stabilitrak light was flashing and then stayed on. The service airbag light was on, too. The vehicle was in the shop for 11 days this time.

The last visit was on March 21, 2019. Our client brought the vehicle back to the dealership because the airbag light was on. The service stabilitrak message was on again. The vehicle was in the shop for 6 days this visit.

Our client called a few months later as someone had told him about the California Lemon Law. He spoke with attorney Barry L. Edzant and emailed some documents for Barry to review. He signed a retainer agreement shortly thereafter and a demand letter was sent to General Motors Corporation.

GMC decided to buy back the vehicle under the CA Lemon Law. They reimbursed our client for his down payment, all monthly payments made so far, his registration, paid off the balance of the loan minus a usage fee the manufacturer is entitled to under the law and paid the attorney fees.

If you are concerned that your vehicle may be a lemon, please call our office at 888-395-3666. We handle cases throughout the state of California.

Our client bought a 2018 Cadillac Escalade and was very happy.

His first visit was on December 13, 2018 to the authorized Cadillac dealership because the airbag light came on.

He was back at the dealership 3 months later on March 12th because the airbag light was on again.

He had to bring his Escalade back in on May 30th because the airbag light was on again for a third time. The check engine light was on, too. And the A/C was blowing hot from the left side even though the temperature was set to full cold.

Our client was frustrated with the dealership not being able to fix the problem. It was at this point that a friend told him about the California Lemon Law and he called our office and spoke with Lemon Law Attorney, Barry L. Edzant to find out if his vehicle might be a lemon. He sent some documents to our office for Barry to review. Shortly thereafter he signed up with our firm and a demand letter was sent to General Motors Corporation.

GMC decided to repurchase our clients defective vehicle. The manufacturer reimbursed our client for his down payment, all payments made so far, his registration, paid off the loan less a mileage deduction allowed under the California Lemon Law. GMC also paid attorney fees.

Having problems with your vehicle and think you may be driving a lemon? Please call The Law Office of Barry L. Edzant at 888-395-3666 for a free consultation.

General Motors has decided that a defect relating to vehicle safety exists in certain 2021 model year Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles.

In April 2021, a Problem Resolution and Tracking System (PRTS) issue was opened following validation testing for a future model year vehicles, where it was noted some conditions in which loss of communication with the sensing diagnostic module (SDM) did not illuminate the airbag malfunction indicator lamp. GM opened an investigation in May 2021. A review of field data showed 19 warranty claims possibly linked to this condition.

According to the defect report, a software problem exists in some of these vehicles which would cause a SDM communications fault to illuminate the airbag malfunction indicator lamp, but only on alternating ignition cycles. As a result, an SDM communications fault would not consistently illuminate the airbag light on every ignition cycle to indicate a problem to the driver.

A driver might not be warned of an SDM loss of communication fault which might indicate a problem with airbag deployment. If airbags do not deploy appropriately in a crash, there is an increased risk of injury.

Description of the Cause : The Communications Gateway Module, also referred to as the serial data gateway module, software does not correctly store data indicating loss of communication with the SDM.

Vehicles Affected Include
2021 Buick Envision
2021 Cadillac CT4
2021 Cadillac CT5
2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2021 Chevrolet Corvette
2021 Chevrolet Suburban
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon XL

GM dealers will correct the problem by updating the software for the communications gateway module. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in July 2021. GM’s number for this recall is N212338110 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-421.

Our client purchased a 2016 Ram 1500 and was quite excited.

He had to bring in the vehicle fairly soon after purchasing as the airbag light kept coming on. It first happened at 90 miles, then 93 miles and then at 136 miles. He made a video of the light coming on to show the Ram Dealership. There was also a wind noise coming from the top of the driver door. You could hear this noise more on acceleration. The date of this visit was June 6, 2016.

The next visit was on June 22nd as he was still having the wind noise coming from the top of the driver door. There was also a problem with the center console lid not latching. They also did a software update on the PCM.

Our client was back at the dealership on August 3rd. At that time the driver’s seat would not move backwards all the way. He was also hearing a whistle in the weatherstripping on the driver’s door.

September 12th he was back in due to the air bag message coming on. The check engine light came on the touch screen and the air conditioning turned off. He is disappointed as the vehicle never gets over 23 MPG.

The next visit was on November 20th because while driving the throttle control light came on and the check engine light, too. He could not go over 30 MPH.

The air bag light coming on intermittently is the reason he drove the vehicle to the authorized dealership on January 24, 2018.

It was at the point that he called the Law Office of Barry L. Edzant, a California Lemon Law Attorney with over 30 years experience. During the free consultation, Barry, requested that some documents be emailed to him so he could review them. Soon thereafter our client signed up with our firm. A letter was send to FCA, USA demanding they buy back the vehicle under the California Lemon Law.

FCA, USA agreed to buy back the 2016 Ram 1500. They reimbursed our client for their down payment, all monthly payments, their registration, the payoff on the vehicle minus a mileage deduction allowed under the Lemon Law. FCA, USA also paid the attorney fees.

Our client was very pleased with the outcome.

If you are having problems with your vehicle and think you may be driving a lemon, please call our office at
888-395-3666.

Our client bought a 2016 Cadillac Escalade and was excited to have their dream vehicle.

The first repair, November 21, 2016, was for a recall on the front airbag.

The next visit was on February 28, 2017. The reason for the visit was because the driver assist message kept coming on.

The Escalade was back at the Cadillac dealership a week later as the driver assist message was still coming on.

It was back the following week on March 16th for the same problem.

On October 2nd at 19,410 miles it was back at the dealership because of poor braking.

On February 9, 2018 our client brought the Escalade in due to the fact that the brakes were making noise.

About 6 months later on August 6th they had to bring the vehicle in because the A/C was not cooling.

The vehicle was towed to the dealer on September 20th because it would not start.

The next day it was back at the dealer because the vehicle was pulling to the right. Also the right side of the Escalade seemed to be sagging.

The vehicle was back at the Cadillac dealership on February 21, 2019 as the brakes were making noise, the cruise control was not working and the Park assist was showing on the DIC.

It was brought back in a few days later because the brakes were making noise.

On April 11th the vehicle was back because the Cruise control was not working again and the Service driver’s system was displaying on the DIC. There was also a problem with the brakes slamming when they would back up the vehicle. The Driver assist was coming up on the DIC. The rear A/C was not blowing cold air. The transmission was jerking when the client would slow down. The TPM light kept coming on and the brakes were making noise again .

At this point the client was frustrated after having given the Cadillac 12 times to try and fix the vehicle. They contacted our office to find out about the California Lemon Law and if their vehicle qualified. They sent some documents for the attorney to review and soon after they signed up with the firm. A demand letter was sent to GMC on their behalf.

Our firm successfully won a full repurchase for our client for their 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.

If you are having 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.