Cadillac Lemon Law Buyback
Lemon Laws are designed to protect people who have purchased cars that do not meet safety or other performance standards. Many Californians are either unaware that California has a Lemon Law or, for a variety of reasons, falsely believe that it doesn’t provide them with any rights as consumers. California actually has a very consumer-friendly Lemon Law that protects both buyers and lessees of new and used vehicles. The law applies to cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motor homes, and registered motorcycles.
In order for your Cadillac to qualify as a lemon under the California Lemon Law, the issues you are facing with your Cadillac must be considered substantial. This means that the problems must substantially impact the use, value, or safety of your Cadillac vehicle. A common misconception is that in order for a Cadillac 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 that could give you Lemon Law rights involve:
- Electrical systems
- Air conditioning/heating systems
- Back up cameras
- Water leaks
There are several possible scenarios that qualify your Cadillac car for monetary recovery or vehicle replacement under the California Lemon Law. It is important to remember that your vehicle does not have to be brand new, or have incredibly low mileage in order to be protected. Even if you have over 50,000 miles on your Cadillac, 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 Cadillac vehicle 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 Cadillac vehicle that needs to be constantly repaired for different issues can often qualify under the Lemon Law.
Cadillac is an American luxury vehicle brand owned by General Motors and based out of Warren, Michigan. General Motors also owns Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet. Cadillac is the top-selling American-made luxury car brand and has been a leader in luxury vehicles for over 100 years – since they were founded in 1902.
Cadillac is a global automotive brand whose primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China. The most popular models include the Escalade, the XT5, the CT5, and the CT4. The Cadillac division is owned by General Motors, who is currently the fourth largest car manufacturer in the world, behind Toyota, Volkswagen, and Hyundai/Kia.
Common Cadillac Vehicle Defects
Despite the fact that Cadillac has been making cars for over 100 years, there is still a possibility that the car that you purchase or lease is a defective vehicle. Manufacturing mistakes or design issues can cause a Cadillac lemon car to end up being driven off the lot. There are numerous possible defects that could cause a Cadillac car to be considered a lemon.
Some of the common defects that people have complained about with regard to their Cadillac cars include:
- Engine issues
- Airbag issues
- Suspension issues
- Vibration and shaking of the engine
- Electrical defects
- Transmission failures
Cadillac luxury vehicles are known to have high safety ratings, but they still have had to issue numerous recalls over the years for safety-related and other reasons. Some of the recent recalls Cadillac has had to issue for some of their vehicles include:
- An issue that may cause the driver to be unable to shift in or out of gear
- Potential unintended airbag deployment
- Potential overheating in fuel pump models
- Electric stability system may malfunction
- Potential rollaway risk
- Software problem could cause a loss of engine braking
Contact An Experienced Lemon Law Attorney Right Away
If you have had several repair attempts and are still having issues with your Cadillac vehicle, there is no reason to suffer any longer. Make sure to keep all documentation of the repairs done to your Cadillac vehicle as well as notes concerning 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 Cadillac 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
Each lemon law buyback situation is different, and the time it will take to complete the buyback process will vary from case to case. Some lemon law buybacks can be completed in as little as 90 days, while some can take much longer.
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 GM lemon.
Yes. While many dealerships and manufacturers may try to convince you otherwise, used cars are covered under the lemon law as long as they were sold with a written warranty. Many times, used cars are sold still under the original factory warranty from the manufacturer or with a manufacturer’s extended warranty. If this is the case, the car may qualify under the lemon law.