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GM Recalls Certain Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

» Posted April 26, 2024Resources | Share This Post

General Motors is calling back just 17 pickup trucks over a manufacturing issue that poses a serious safety threat.

The relatively small recall was prompted by a wheel hub bolt assembly process problem. In other words, the vehicles’ nuts are too tight.

“An assembly process change was not properly implemented to prevent the inplant assembly contractor from over-torquing during installation,” GM said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“These bolts may be deformed and may loosen over time,” the automaker continued. “If a bolt breaks during vehicle operation, this could place excessive load on the remaining bolts and lead to partial loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The recall covers 14 Chevrolet Colorado and three GMC Canyon pickup trucks from model year 2023. 

GM plans to notify owners of recalled vehicles via mail by mid-May. In the meantime, owners can check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicles are covered by the recall.

The company will ask owners of recalled pickups to bring the vehicles to authorized dealers for inspection and repairs. “Dealers will replace left and right front wheel hub bolts,” GM said in the defect notice.

Drivers should be on the lookout for signs of trouble until they get their vehicles fixed. “If a damaged bolt loosens, the driver may hear noise or feel vibration from the affected front wheel hub,” GM said.

Know Your Lemon Law Rights 

This is far from GM’s first rodeo when it comes to calling back defective and dangerous vehicles. 

The automaker - and the other largest car manufacturers in the world - call back millions of vehicles every single year. The moves often come well after cars have left factory floors and dealership lots and sold to unsuspecting buyers.

Fortunately, car owners in California do not have to wait around for a recall in order to get defective vehicles fixed. You have some valuable rights and protections under the California lemon law.

Formally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the lemon law forces car manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also requires those companies to buy back vehicles that they cannot or will not fix. That includes covering the purchase price, financing fees and other related expenses.

The law permits automakers to instead offer to replace the vehicle. It is up to the owner, however, to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement.

There is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement obligation kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can guide you through the process, build the strongest possible claim and keep you apprised of your rights and options every step of the way.

Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney

If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.  

Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.

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