New Chevy Colorado Pickup to Come with $30k Price Tag
General Motors is rolling out a redesigned Chevy Colorado pickup truck with a price tag of just over $30,000, the automaker recently announced.
The “simplified” Colorado pickup ranges in price up to more than $48,000, according to Car and Driver. The entry-level model “comes with rear-wheel drive and the lower-output, 237-hp version of the turbo-four engine,” Joey Capparella writes for the auto news outlet.
GM has also unveiled an updated version of the GMC Canyon, another mid-size pickup truck. The Canyon starts at just over $38,000 and ranges all the way up to more than $66,000 for the special AT4X Edition 1 version.
“Its extra equipment includes a light bar, bead-lock-capable wheels, skid plates, a winch, different bumpers, and special badges,” Capparella writes.
Vehicle Defects Put Everyone on the Road at Risk
Meanwhile, GM and other major auto manufacturers continue to struggle to ensure that their vehicles are actually safe to drive.
In 2021, for example, GM recalled some 60,000 Colorado and Canyon pickups. The company told federal regulators at the time that a power steering assembly defect could cause the trucks’ power steering to stop working. It acknowledged that the issue increased the risk of accidents.
More recently, GM in October called back roughly 100,000 Cadillac and GMC sport utility vehicles that the company said have defective backup cameras that may fail unexpectedly. The move came months after GM announced it was recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles over a defect that could make them difficult to drive in wet weather: faulty windshield wipers.
GM is not alone. The world’s largest auto manufacturers recall millions of vehicles every year. They often cite significant defects that pose a serious safety risk to not only people in those cars but everyone else on the road with them.
To make matters worse, these recalls are routinely announced long after the cars have been built and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
There is some good news, however, for car owners in California. The state’s lemon law gives you some important rights and protections.
The California lemon law requires automakers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while the cars are under warranty. It also forces those companies to buy back or replace cars that they cannot or simply refuse to properly fix.
There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must happen before the buyback or replacement requirement kicks in. That is one reason why it is important to consult an experienced lemon law attorney. The law requires manufacturers to pick up the tab for certain legal fees incurred by owners enforcing their rights.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a defective Chevy or another vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.