When A GM Recall Results In Weeks Out of Service…

May 22, 2014
By: Robert Silverman

General Motors continues to make news with their extensive GM recall that covers a variety of vehicles across the brand.  In fact, the car company is going to pay a maximum $35 million fine to the US Department of Transportation for delays recalling 2003-2011 small cars with potentially dangerous ignition switch defects. And this past week, GM recalled more than 8,000 2014 models because the cars may have rear brakes on the front wheels.

So, what do you do when a GM recall results in your car being out of service for weeks, or months on end?  Such as a recent 2014 Chevrolet Cruze owner who is waiting now 33 days for a rear axle part on back order? Is there any hope for getting out of the vehicle or receiving some sort of compensation for the aggravation endured?

The answer is yes.  If the GM recall has resulted in your vehicle being out of service for an extended period of time, you absolutely should research your Lemon Law rights, as you may be entitled to a complete repurchase or significant compensation. After all, it it not your fault that these problems existed, why should you be penalized?  If you have any questions pertaining to the GM recall, feel free to reach out to us and we will be glad to provide any answers or assistance available.

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2 Responses to “When A GM Recall Results In Weeks Out of Service…”

  1. #1 Cindy Reilly says:

    I responded to the recall of my 2013 Chevy Cruze on April 30, 2014. I took my car into the dealership. I finally got my car back on July 11, 2014 after 2 1/2 months. What kind of compensation do I insist on from General Motors?

    • #2 LemonLaw says:

      @Cindy: You will most likely receive nothing on your own. You will need to seek legal representation. Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your state to contact.

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