Originally formed in 1911, Chevrolet has spent more than a century designing and manufacturing vehicles for use all over the world.
Home to famous muscle cars like the Corvette and Camaro, Chevrolet has long captured the public’s attention. Despite its popularity, however, drivers occasionally find problems. If you believe your car may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Chevrolet Complaints and Recalls
In recent years, Chevrolet has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. That includes:
- Audio warning system occasionally fails. This system is responsible for alerting drivers when they’re not using their seat belts. This could lead to increased injuries in a crash.
- Side impact airbag may rupture. This could prevent the airbag from inflating properly, and it may also distribute metal fragments throughout the vehicle. This could injure passengers.
- Frontal airbags may not deploy. This could result in greater injuries for the driver and passengers in a crash.
- Brake pedal may come loose. A loose brake pedal may become inoperable, keeping the driver from using the brakes. A loose pedal could also slip over or under the accelerator pedal, making it difficult to use.
- Possible loss of power steering assist. Losing power steering makes the vehicle difficult to control, which could cause an accident.
- Power steering fluid may leak. This could cause a loss in power steering, which can cause accidents.
- Front seats may not remain anchored. In the event of a crash, this could cause injury to passengers.
- Fuel tank vent line hose clamp may be loose. This could result in a fuel leak, which may lead to a fire.
Some of Chevrolet’s complaints in the last few years focused on:
- Electrical system
- Vehicle speed control
- Propulsion system
- Exterior lighting
- Power train
Popular Chevrolet Models
Chevrolet has launched many popular vehicle models in its storied history. Today, many of its sales are with:
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Chevrolet
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Chevrolet within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Chevrolet within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Chevrolet back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.