As a division of General Motors dating back to the early 1900s, GMC focuses the majority of its business on commercial trucks, buses, vans, and military vehicles. However, the company maintains a popular line of consumer trucks and SUVs as well.
Though GMC specializes in building hardy vehicles, drivers occasionally have complaints about durability and craftsmanship. If you believe your vehicle 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 GMC Recalls and Complaints
Since 2015, GMC has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. Those reasons include:
- Front windshield wiper motor may overheat. Overheating could lead to a fire.
- Third row seat frame may be incorrectly welded. This could cause the seat to detach in a collision, causing greater potential injury to passengers.
- Tire tread cracking. Cracking could reduce tire pressure or even cause tire failure. Both can contribute to loss of control.
- Driveshaft fracture and separation. This could result in a loss of power. When parked, this could also lead to unintended vehicle movement.
- Fuel pump flange weld may fracture. This could lead to a fuel leak, which is a fire risk.
- Front brake calipers may leak brake fluid. This could reduce braking performance.
- Frontal airbags may not deploy. This leaves passengers vulnerable in a crash.
- Brake pedal may come loose. If this happens, the brake may become inoperable.
- Ignition lock actuator may bind. This could lead to a loss of engine power, steering, and braking. Each of these hazards may lead to an accident.
- Possible loss of power steering assist. If the steering wheel becomes harder to control, the risk of an accident increases.
Complaints about GMCs have more variety to them. They’ve included comments about:
- Vehicle speed control
- Exterior lighting
- Electrical system
Popular GMC Models
GMC’s current lineup of non-commercial vehicles is dominated by SUVs and pickups. Some of the most popular models are:
- Yukon XL
Seek Legal Assistance for Your GMC
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 GMC problem 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 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 drive your GMC back and forth 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.