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Monday, November 19, 2018

Chevy Shake Headache

Q: What is causing certain GMs and Chevys to shake?

General Motors defects attorneys have learned of an apparent “mysterious recurring issue” affecting certain GM full-size trucks and SUVs. The alleged problem causes the affected vehicles to vibrate excessively resulting in their owners complaining of headaches and dizziness when the vehicles reach certain varying speeds, not all of which are exceptionally fast. The alleged problem is also causing headaches for the automaker’s engineers who have yet to pinpoint the cause or find an effective resolution.

The Chevy problem, reportedly affecting vehicles including certain Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierras has earned the nickname the “Chevy Shake” and is the subject of complaints “in online forums and in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s complaints sections”.

Attempts to remedy the problem by balancing wheels and replacing tires has been ineffective according to certain owners. One owner reportedly claims his first GM pick-up “spent 56 days of its first six months in the shop” due to the problem and even after the vehicle was replaced, the replacement truck vibrates as well. Because it has not yet been deemed a safety issue, there is no auto recall to date.

The lemon law protects those who buy or lease a new vehicle that turns out to be a bad car that is constantly in the shop for the stubborn same problem. The lemon law differs from state to state, including how long owners and lessees have to make a claim under the statute.

The Pennsylvania lemon law covers vehicles during the first 12 months or 12,000 miles whereas  the New Jersey lemon law covers vehicles during the first 24 months or 24,000 miles. Generally, lemon laws provide that the defect must substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. There are also guidelines regarding how many repair attempts were made in order for an owner to be entitled to lemon law protection.

It should also be noted that car owners or lessees may still have legal recourse under consumer protection laws for “lemons” that don’t satisfy or exceed their state’s lemon law statute’s time/mileage restrictions.

If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and have questions about an auto recall, or feel you may be driving a lemon, The Law Offices of Timothy Abeel & Associates can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Depending on the nature of your problem, you may be entitled to a full refund of your down payment, trade-in, monthly payments and taxes, or a brand-new car or a cash settlement.

From our offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we represent clients in cities including but not limited to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, Newark, and Trenton.


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