Mar 20 2019

Is My Chevrolet a Lemon? Chevy Lemon Law Cases

Chevrolet is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the United States. Their motto, “Find New Roads,” paints the picture of a vehicle that can take you anywhere, but when you purchase a new automobile from Chevrolet and discover that its drivability is compromised by defects, you might be looking to find a new car instead.

If your new Chevy is spending extended periods of time at your dealership’s certified service center for a recurring issue, consult the Texas Lemon Law attorney at The Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC to see if your vehicle qualifies for potential relief under Texas Lemon Law.

Common Issues for Chevrolet Lemons

According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), any new vehicle that “develops a defect or condition that substantially impairs the motor vehicle’s use, market value or safety” is potentially eligible for Texas Lemon Law relief. In the past, lemon law cases involving Chevrolet vehicles have commonly included:

  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Chevrolet Colorado
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Express
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Chevrolet Suburban

Even the lauded Corvette has had lemon law cases brought against it. If you have experienced issues with your vehicle such as the transmission slipping or banging into gear, engine leaking oil or making clunking sounds, delayed shifting, a rough idle, excessive vibrating when driving, defective air conditioning, power steering malfunctions, or something else that significantly limits the value of your vehicle or your ability to safely operate your vehicle, you could be eligible for relief under Texas Lemon Law.

Am I Eligible for Relief Under Texas Lemon Law?

There’s a strong possibility that many of the defects mentioned above are no longer eligible under the Texas Lemon Law since their manufacturer’s written warranty has expired, but this list illustrates some of the issues that have plagued Chevy owners in the past.

Even today, General Motors (GM) continues to recall defective Chevrolet vehicles. As recently as September 2018, GM recalled 1 million pickup trucks and SUVs for a steering wheel malfunction that affected a variety of vehicles including the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban. If your new Chevy has been been serviced for the same issue multiple times to no avail and is still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, our Texas lemon law lawyer can utilize the Four Times Test, Serious Safety Hazard Test, or 30 Day Test to determine if you are eligible for relief under the Texas Lemon Law.

When your brand new car starts to act funny, it’s important to seek help immediately. Go to a certified dealership and have them take a look at your car and save all of your service receipts to prove that you have made reasonable attempts to have the problem fixed. If your new Chevrolet has been giving you nothing but problems, consult our Texas lemon law attorney for assistance.

Is your new vehicle spending more and more time in the repair shop? If you would like to speak with our Texas Lemon Law lawyer, please submit our free case evaluation form today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.