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The Top 4 Vehicles That had the Greatest Number of Cases Filed at
The California Lemon Law Group in 2023
2020 – 2023 CHEVROLET SILVERADO/GMC SIERRA TRUCK LEMON LAW CASES
Common lemon law cases we have successfully settled on behalf of California Chevy Silverado owners involve transmission and engine problems such as:
Sputtering and stalling.
Activation of the CHECK ENGINE warning light.
Hesitation or lagging upon acceleration.
Loss of power.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 have the same platform, engines, and transmissions, so they may also share the same transmission and engine problems.
2020 – 2024 KIA AND HYUNDAI LEMON LAW CASES
While Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor Group are related, they are separate companies. Hyundai is the parent company of Kia Motors. The reason why we hear so many similar complaints about both the Kia and Hyundai is because they share most of the same components; engines, chassis, transmissions, and more. This makes Kia and Hyundai almost identical in regards to the having the same persistent problems that never get fixed. A few of the problems with the Hyundai and Kia include:
Brake problems — faulty ABS system relating to brake fluid leaks that could result in fire.
Engine and transmission failure — risk of engine fires.
Loss of power while driving — 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 under NHTSA investigation over power loss.
Suspension problems — defective shock absorbers, misaligned wheels.
Electrical defects — damaged electrical components.
2020- 2023 VOLVO XC60 and XC90 HYBRID LEMON LAW CASES
Hybrid vehicles are a combination of internal combustion engines and electric-powered vehicles (EVs). This means that hybrids are designed so that you can use both gasoline and electric. But that also means they have more machinery than conventional cars.
The most common complaint we hear from Volvo XC90 Hybrid owners involves the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT and HYBRID SYSTEM FAILURE warning light.
Volvo CHECK ENGINE warning lights and HYBRID SYSTEM FAILURE warning lights can activate when there is a failure to start problem, failure of the hybrid system, failure of the hybrid starter generator control module, or failure of the hybrid integrated starter generator.
Because Hybrids operate on both gas and electric, when the HYBRID SYSTEM FAILURE warning light activates, that means there is a problem in the proper functioning of the hybrid system. A hybrid system failure also reduces the battery range. According to Volvo, if your XC90 T8 has a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas you should get a range of approximately 350 miles. The 2023 VolvoXC90 got a range boost; going from 18 miles of pure electric range in 2022 to around 35 miles in the 2023 model.
Other complaints about the Volvo XC90 Hybrid:
The vehicle starts to drive using fuel when it should be using electric.
Loss of engine power, resulting in the vehicle unexpectedly stalling.
Improper functioning of the Forward Collision-Avoidance System: falsely identifying a threat and activating the emergency braking system. This increases the odds of a rear-end collision.
The Difference Between an Auto Manufacturer Buyback and a Rebate
A BUYBACK is exactly what it sounds like – The manufacturer buys the vehicle (a repurchase) back from you due to a defect that was not repaired in a timely manner.
In regards to any buyback offer, the only way it works out in your favor is if it is done as a California Lemon Law Buyback.
The California Lemon Law buyback entitles you to:
the return of your down payment, and
ALL of the monthly payments that you have made, and
ALL out of pocket towing and rental car fees that you have paid for to get your vehicle to the dealership for repairs, and
The manufacturer pays off your vehicle loan directly to your lender.
The California Lemon Law is the only way to get rid of your lemon AND recover most/all of your money.
It is important to note that if you are offered a buyback by the manufacturer, and it complies with the law, the law does not allow us to file a lawsuit to try to get you more money. But what we CAN do is attempt to obtain more money for you than you are entitled to under the law by filing a lawsuit before you contact the automobile manufacturer.
We often get calls from unhappy consumers who contacted the manufacturer on their own, they got a buyback, but they do not like the deal; even though the buyback complies with the law. We cannot help these consumers. If you think you may have a lemon vehicle, and you want your money back, please call us FIRST for our free case evaluation.
In order for us to obtain a full lemon law repurchase for you pursuant to California’s Lemon Law, we have to prove 3 things:
Your vehicle was taken to a factory authorized dealership for a specific defect four or more times (for the exact SAME problem each time); and
The defect cannot be repaired under the original factory warranty after four or more repair visits; and
The defect substantially impairs your use, value, or safety.
A REBATE is simply a financial incentive offered by a manufacturer to bolster sales or brand loyalty.
Not sure whether your new, used or leased vehicle is a lemon under the California Lemon Law?
We will evaluate your case for you free of charge and if we take on your case, the manufacturer will pay for all of our attorney’s fees and costs so there is no cost to you for legal fees.
The California Lemon Law Group works only with California residents.