Buick Lemon Law Buyback
Lemon Laws are designed to protect people who have purchased cars or other vehicles that fail to meet the standards for safety or performance. Many Californians are either unaware that California even has a Lemon Law or, for a variety of reasons, falsely believe that this law will not provide them with any rights as consumers. California actually has a Lemon Law that is very consumer-friendly and protects both buyers and lessees of new and used vehicles. The Lemon Law applies to cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motor homes, and registered motorcycles purchased both for personal as well as business use.
In order for your Buick to qualify as a lemon under the California Lemon Law, the issues you are facing with your vehicle must be considered substantial. This means that the problems must substantially impact the use, value, and/or safety of your Buick. A common misconception is that in order for a Buick or other vehicle to qualify as a lemon, the problems must impact the safety of the vehicle. This is not true. Some examples of problems in a Buick vehicle that could be considered substantial are problems involving:
- Electrical systems
- Air conditioning/heating systems
- Back up cameras
- Water leaks
There are several possible scenarios that would qualify your Buick for monetary recovery or vehicle replacement under the California Lemon Law. It is important to remember that your Buick does not have to be brand new, or have incredibly low mileage in order to be protected. Even if your Buick has over 50,000 miles on it, if you took it in for repair while it was still under warranty it could still potentially be considered a lemon. Technically, even if it is no longer under warranty there is still a possibility of qualifying if there is an ongoing problem that required it to be in the shop several times prior to the expiration of the warranty.
Additionally, your Buick could qualify as a lemon if it has been in the shop for an excessive number of days since you took possession of the car – even if all of the repairs have been for separate issues. A Buick vehicle that needs to be constantly repaired for different issues can often qualify as substantially impaired under the Lemon Law.
Buick is an American vehicle brand owned by General Motors and based out of Detroit Michigan. Buick is one of the luxury brands owned by General Motors who also owns GMC, Chevrolet, and Cadillac. Buick has been one of America’s greatest luxury vehicle brands for over 100 years – since they were incorporated in 1903.
Buick currently serves North America as well as China (which is their primary market). Buick currently produces about 11 different models. Their most popular models include the Enclave, the TourX, the Regal, and the Cascada. They are owned by General Motors, who is currently the fourth largest car manufacturer in the world, behind Toyota, Volkswagen, and Hyundai/Kia.
Common Buick Vehicle Defects
Despite the fact that Buick has been producing vehicles for over 100 years, there is still a possibility of a defect. Manufacturing mistakes, disruptions in the system, or design issues, can cause a Buick lemon car to end up being driven off the lot. There are numerous possible defects that could cause a Buick to be a lemon.
Some of the common defects that people have complained about with regard to their Buick vehicles include:
- Transmission problems
- Airbag issues
- Fuel tank overflow
- HVAC system issues
- Fuel gauge issues
- Insufficient power
- Gasket leaks
- Loud clunking noises from the engines
Buick cars are known to have good safety ratings and their vehicles have some impressive safety features, but they have still had to issue numerous recalls over the years for safety-related as well as other reasons. Some of the recent recalls Buick has had to issue for some of their vehicles include:
- Takata airbag inflators can explode
- Windshield wiper motor may overheat, causing a fire
- Inaccurate fuel gauge readings
- Transmission shift cable adjuster could cause a rollaway risk
- Wiring harness problem that could cause in the non-deployment of the side airbags
- Possible reduced break performance
Contact An Experienced Lemon Law Attorney Right Away
If you have had several repair attempts and are still having issues with your Buick, there is no reason to suffer the stress any longer. Make sure to keep all documentation of the repairs done to your Buick vehicle as well as all of the calls and appointments you have made. Then reach out to a California Lemon Law Attorney right away.
If you think you might have a Buick lemon car, an experienced California Lemon Law attorney could help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the Gayle Law Group, PC today for a FREE consultation. You will be treated with respect and your case will be taken seriously, no matter what the issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. While many dealerships and manufacturers may try to convince you otherwise, used cars are covered under the lemon law so long as they were sold with a written warranty. Many times, used cars are sold still under warranty from the manufacturer with a manufacturer’s extended warranty. If this is the case then the car might qualify for lemon law.
Each Lemon Law Buyback case is different from the next, and as such will take a different amount of time. Many can be resolved within 90 days, while others could potentially take longer. Documenting all repair attempts, and contacting an experienced Lemon Law Attorney right away will increase your chances of quickly resolving the case.
Dealerships often offer to get you out of your lemon car and into a new vehicle. They make you think that they are giving you what is required by the Lemon Law when in fact, they are just trying to make another profit off of you. In most cases, this will result in a significant loss to you. An experienced Lemon Car Lawyer will be able to advise you on the best way to pursue compensation for your Buick lemon.