One of the oldest automobile brands, Buick, is a division of the American car manufacturer, General Motors, named for the automobile innovator David Dunbar Buick. Positioned as a premium brand for GM, it stands below the label’s luxury division, Cadillac. The company also has a deep motorsports history with race cars dating back as early as 1908. Wildly popular overseas, eighty percent of Buicks are made and sold in China.
Notwithstanding an extensive history, Buick vehicles may experience defects and recalls. If your vehicle has undergone multiple repair attempts with no resolution, you may be entitled to protective measures. Both California and Federal laws may provide the consumer with some type of compensation. Residents of California’s Oakland Alameda County area should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation.
Common Buick Defects
Buick vehicles may experience the following defects:
- Transmission problems
- Stretched timing chain even with low mileage
- Issues with steering and suspension
- Window pulley system causing windows to break
- Incorrect measurements on gas gauge
Despite their premium reputation, Buick has experienced several recalls on their vehicles. In their SUV line, the 2008-2013 Enclave was recalled for side air bag issues. The Enclave has undergone at least seventeen recalls, even as recently as 2020, which recalled vehicles experiencing cracks in the right-hand frame rail of the engine, potentially leading to injury during a crash. Other Buick recalls include the front seatbelt cable and the Encore’s heated steering wheel, which can separate from the steering column.
Help With Your Vehicle
Those living in the Oakland Alameda County area of California and experiencing these concerns over their vehicles should contact our office. You may be entitled to relief from either the Federal or California State Lemon Law.