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GMC Sierra Car Problems

The GMC Sierra, a half-ton pickup truck manufactured by General Motors (GM), is highly touted for its durability and versatility. Although the Sierra also features LED lighting, ample bed space, and a luxurious interior, the vehicle is prone to defects and has been the subject of numerous recalls. If you have experienced problems with a GMC Sierra that have not been resolved by the dealer or GM, you may have a lemon on your hands. If you own or lease a GMC Sierra that has been in for numerous repairs while under the manufacturer’s warranty, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

At Timothy Abeel & Associates, P.C., we believe auto consumers have a reasonable expectation that their vehicles will perform up to advertised standards. Our experienced Lemon Law attorneys have a well-earned reputation for fighting for the rights of consumers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Well-versed in federal warranty law and applicable state Lemon Law, our attorneys will work closely with you to explore all of your options.

GMC Sierra Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors involving the 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500, 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD, and GMC Sierra 3500 pickup trucks. The plaintiffs allege that the vehicles were sold with inadequate headlights that are not bright enough for safe night driving. The lawsuit also claims that the automaker changed the bulbs, assemblies, and operation of the lights that affect visibility.

For its part, GM denies the allegations even though two technical service bulletins have been issued regarding vehicles in “dark rural areas.” At this juncture, the lawsuit has not been certified as a class action, so it is unclear what the outcome will be. Nonetheless, the proposed class action lawsuit against GM adds to the litany of complaints about the GMC Sierra.

Common GMC Sierra Problems

Some of the common problems with General Motors’ popular pickup truck include:

  • Engine problems
  • Drivetrain problems
  • Erratic fuel gauge operation
  • Exhaust and emissions problems
  • Improper HVAC temperature/air delivery
  • Loss of power steering
  • Electrical and light problems
  • Anti-lock braking system defects
  • Suspension and steering problems
  • Rattling air conditioner belt tensioners

GMC Sierra Recalls

In addition to the numerous consumer complaints about the GMC Sierra, there have also been a number of other recalls: In September 2018, GM announced the recall of over one million pickup trucks and SUVs, including the 2015 model GMC Sierra. Electrical power steering assist may be momentarily lost and then suddenly return, making it difficult to steer. This could increase the risk of an accident. A similar power steering recall also involved GMC pickup trucks in 2017. GM said that dealers will update the EPS software.

In August 2017, GM recalled certain 2017 model year GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The owner's manual lacked instructions on how to use the child restraint and tether anchorage systems in accordance with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, “Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Without the instructions, the child restraint seat may be incorrectly installed, increasing the risk of an injury. GM provided a corrected insert for GMC Sierra consumers. In July 2017, GM recalled certain model year 2014 - 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles over a recurrent airbag defect. The affected Sierra trucks did not receive the complete software that would allow the deployment of the frontal airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners in an accident. GM instructed dealers to correct the software.

GMC Sierra Defect Attorney

If you own or lease a GMC Sierra that is experiencing ongoing problems which the dealer cannot, or refuses to, repair, call the Lemon Law attorneys at Timothy Abeel & Associates. As the premier consumer protection law firm serving clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we have a proven track of pursuing successful Lemon Law claims. Our legal team will take the time to evaluate whether your GMC Sierra had a substantial impairment that was not repaired after multiple attempts.

Knowing that such defects can adversely impact the safety and use of your vehicle, we will work diligently to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If you have a valid Lemon law claim, you are entitled to a refund or a replacement vehicle, or to have the GMC Sierra repurchased by the automaker. Under the Lemon Laws of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, you may also be awarded attorneys’ fees and other expenses, which means you will not have any out-of-pocket legal costs.

Our legal team knows how to hold big automakers accountable and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. We will offer you an aggressive legal representation and superior level of personal service. When you become our client, you will have confidence knowing that we are on your side. Please contact our office today to set up a free consultation.


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