Is There a Chevrolet Lemon Law—
Is My Chevy Protected?

With the General Motors Chevrolet model line, lemon laws have been needed quite often.


While there is no specific Chevrolet lemon law, many frustrated lemon Chevy owners probably think that such a law is necessary, since they have a long list of problems.

What Problems Are Common to Chevrolet Lemons?

Every car manufacturer has its own set of problems. Some of them are minor, like a whole generation of cars with a bad paint job. Then there are the more serious problems, like the Chevrolet lemon law issues found all around the United States.

Chevys are known for having the following:

  • Steering issues (power steering, etc.)

  • Engine issues

  • Check engine light problems when there are no engine issues

  • Faulty brakes

  • Faulty rotors

  • Radiator leaks or water leaks

What Chevy Models Have These Problems?

Several of the Chevrolet car models have been the subject of lemon law issues. Depending on what the issue is, different cars have different problems.

For example, the Cobalt, the Trailblazer, the Tahoe, the Uplander and the Equinox seem to have problems with steering.

The Aveo, the Cobalt, the Impala, the Silverado, the Tahoe, the Suburban and the Trailblazer have problems with electricity and wiring in the vehicle.

The Chevrolet cars most complained about are:

  • Cobalt

  • Impala

  • Malibu

  • Trailblazer

  • Suburban

  • Tahoe

  • Equinox

  • Avalanche

Should I Bother Trying To Deal With Chevrolet?

Most Chevrolet vehicles have a standard 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty that covers all of the issues mentioned above. Chevrolet has in the past recalled vehicles with known issues. They have also been known to buy back vehicles that have problems and cannot be repaired.

Chevrolet vehicles have a strong warranty. So far, General Motors has not showed much of a hesitation to make good on their warranty or to deal properly with lemon cars.

If you think that you have a Chevrolet lemon on your hands, do your research. You are bound to find some information on the web about your particular model. Then contact the dealer, who be able to act as a middleman between you and General Motors. They'll schedule a repair of whatever defect issue your car has.

Lemon laws allow three to four repair attempts, depending on the state that you live in. From that point on, if the issue has not been fixed, Chevrolet is required to buy back the vehicle or replace it with a new vehicle that is free of defects.

Few things are more aggravating than buying a car with problems, especially ones as serious as those associated with Chevrolet lemon law issues. Take heart in the fact that if you do have a Chevy, the chances are very good that your issue will be resolved with either your all costs refunded or a new car.

NOTE:The information here is not legal advice and is only presented to you so you can know your options if you purchased a lemon. As with any legal issue, you should seek the advice of a qualified attorney.


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