Happy new year! The winter months are upon us and so is the wacky wetter weather (try saying that ten times fast.) The phones at 1-800 LEMON LAW are ringing with many distressed drivers who are dealing with water leaks. On this blog, we have discussed why it is so important to continue to bring these leaks to your service manager’s attention, especially since leaks can lead to mold and mildew.
Many vehicles are suffering with clogged sunroof drains and other component failures which are causing water to leak onto drivers side and passenger side floors, and in some cases, even contaminate electrical components. We are also seeing a great deal of water leaks in trunks and spare wheel wells.
If you have a GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee, please be advised we are currently handing/have handled hundreds of water leak claims involving these types of vehicles.But, you are not alone. This past month alone, we have opened water leaks claims against six other manufacturers as well. A leak can occur in any vehicle. Remember that in this tough economy, we are continuously seeing manufacturers cutting warranty repair costs. Be as specific as possible with regard to when you noticed the leak and what areas of your vehicle appear to be affected. Furthermore, it is essential that if you smell or see mold or mildew, you immediately bring it to you dealer’s attention and if necessary, you request that carpeting and seats be replaced. Your family’s health and the value of your vehicle both could be at risk.
In most circumstances, if you report a water leak or a leak-related problem (mold) to a dealer three times under original or extended manufacturers warranty, you very well may be entitled to a full or partial refund, or a new vehicle under State and/or Federal Law (even if the leak is fixed). If this applies to you, and you are interested in 100% cost-free legal assistance, please contact us to discuss your rights.