There’s nothing worse than owning a General Motors vehicle that has chronic transmission problems. Whether it’s an automatic transmission that fails to effortlessly shift gears or a grinding noise that you can’t identify, this is a headache that causes frustration every day. If you have GM transmission problems, there is a law firm that may be able to help. Neale & Fhima has successfully represented many clients who own GM vehicles with faulty transmissions.
Neale & Fhima has a 99% success rate in winning legal claims on behalf of their clients. Your legal remedy may be to file a claim under California’s Lemon Law. Call us for a free consultation at (888) 407-2955.
How do I know for sure if I have GM transmission problems?
Faulty transmissions can be identified pretty easily and are caused by specific malfunctions, according to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Some of these include:
- Low or dirty transmission fluid by leaking, contamination, or age
- Worn gear synchronizers (manual transmission systems only)
- Worn clutch (manual transmission systems only)
- Failed needle roller bearings (automatic transmission systems only)
One of these may be worth looking into. Some of the signs of transmission problems include transmission slipping, grinding, or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears; car shaking at any speed; and a burnt smell coming from under your hood. Fluid visibly leaking from the vehicle is another sign, according to Firestone. Torque converter problems and solenoid problems (controls the flow of fluid through the transmission) are also something to watch out for, according to CarsDirect.
If you have GM transmission problems, a Lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima would be happy to counsel you about your legal options. Call us at (888) 407-2955.
What Remedies Can a California Lemon Law Attorney Pursue?
You’re in luck – California has one of the most extensive lemon laws in the nation to ensure protection of GM vehicle owners. If it turns out that you have a lemon, your options are 1) to have General Motors repurchase or replace your vehicle or 2) negotiate a cash settlement with GM. When you hire Neale & Fhima, our lemon law lawyers will help take a look at your options so you can make an informed decision. Find out more in: What to Do if You Have a Lemon.
A “lemon” is a GM car, SUV, truck or other vehicle that started having problems as soon as you drove it off the lot. Whether it’s due to a transmission defect or a myriad of other mechanical and electrical problems, these GM vehicles never work right no matter how many times you take them in for repairs. To determine whether you have a Lemon Law claim, check to see whether your vehicle is still under the original manufacturer’s warranty. If it is, you probably have a claim. If you own a used vehicle, then you will need one of three specific warranties to have a lemon law claim. You need to have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to get your new vehicle repaired before initiating a legal claim. Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon?
California’s Lemon Law states that GM must offer lemon law buybacks for new cars if the manufacturer cannot repair a defect that has a substantial impact upon the
- value, or
- safety of that vehicle.
At Neale & Fhima, we pride ourselves on creating legal strategies that give our clients the best possible opportunities to succeed with their legal claims. Find out more in: The Lemon Law Claims Process.
Here is an important reminder — the statute of limitations under California’s Lemon Law is four years from the date you bought your vehicle. If you have purchased or leased a lemon, start collecting copies of your repair bills and save any used parts from the dealership. If you delay and wait longer than four years, then you may be out of luck. You may not be eligible for a lemon law claim.
Contact a GM recall for transmission lawyer today.
If you own a Chevy Cruze, Buick LeSabre or Enclave, Cadillac, Corvette or any other vehicle manufactured by GMC that is having chronic transmission problems, it’s a huge headache that can make life difficult for you, day in, day out. It makes getting to work, going to the grocery store, or dropping kids at soccer practice a huge ordeal. If this sounds like something you’re struggling with, you may have a legal claim under California’s Lemon Law.
When your vehicle shudders, shakes or jerks when it is changing gears, then it is likely a transmission problem, and these can be expensive to fix. The team at Neale & Fhimas committed to each and every client’s case, and we give you our full attention.
Here are a few of the reasons you should choose us:
- Experience. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience representing clients throughout Southern California.
- Results. We have achieved a 99 percent success rate on behalf of our clients.
- Free Consultations. We will always discuss your situation with you in a free initial consultation before you make any decisions about a claim.
If you want to find out more and get an analysis of whether you might have a legal remedy, contact a skilled and experienced attorney today at Neale & Fhima. We will listen, ask you a few questions and explain your options. The phone consultation is free, so why not call us at (888) 407-2955 to find out more!