Founded over one hundred years ago, the American automobile company, GMC, or General Motors Truck Company, is primarily devoted to trucks and utility vehicles. As a branch of the larger company, Chevrolet, they previously manufactured buses, ambulances, and trucks as well. With recent innovations, like the world’s first entirely electric pickup truck, the GMC Hummer EV, the company has long been at the forefront of premium vehicles.
However, even these vehicles are not without potential defects. If your vehicle has undergone multiple reasonable repair attempts with no resolution, you may be entitled to protective measures. California State and Federal laws may supply the consumer with cash or replacement compensation. Those residing in California’s Oakland Alameda County area should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation and the help that they need.
Common GMC Defects
GMC vehicles have reported numerous defects, including those listed below.
- Failure of the selector switch
- Defective power steering
- Cracked gaskets leading to coolant leakage
- Issues with HVAC and vehicle transmission
- Electrical problems and eventual shutdown
In 2019, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 were recalled due to a software issue that could potentially disable the vehicle brake systems. Over one million cross-over vehicles, including the GMC Acadia, have been recalled due to a problem with the wiring harness that could lead to the side airbags not being deployed. In the 2010-2012 GMC Canyon there was a large recall on over 100,00 vehicles from the hood potentially opening unexpectedly.
Help in Oakland & Alameda County
Should these concerns apply to your vehicle, or if there are additional concerns, you may be entitled to relief from either the California Lemon Law or Federal Law. Contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation on your lemon vehicle.