If your Cadillac has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Cadillac, a division of General Motors, may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Cadillac. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback under the California Lemon Law. Lemon law cases for Cadillac vehicles are not all the same. However, many Cadillac vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Cadillac Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Cadillac, a division of General Motors, is no exception. Owners of Cadillac vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- ◦ Transmission Failure
- ◦ Oil Leaks
- ◦ Engine Failure
- ◦ Check Engine Light Turns On
- ◦ Vehicle Dies While Driving
- ◦ Hard Down Shifting
- ◦ Brake Pedal is Stiff
- ◦ Vehicle Stalls While Driving
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Cadillac may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Cadillac?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively impact the vehicles’ use, safety or value. It does not set a number that is considered “reasonable.”
If you’d like to know whether you have had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies: cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for their vehicle, minus an amount called the “mileage offset.” Money paid to consumers usually includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
The statute of limitations is four years from when you first discover a potential defect in your vehicle. If you think your Cadillac is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Cadillac, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Cadillac, Consumer Rights and Lemon Law
Several Cadillac vehicles were affected by multidistrict litigation that launched against Cadillac’s parent company in 2014. Those several lawsuits alleged that some General Motors vehicles across its divisions were equipped with defective ignition switches that shut off engines and disabled safety features while the vehicles were in motion. That same year, General Motors had to recall over 30 million vehicles worldwide. The automaker allegedly knew about the defect at least ten years before the recall. As for the litigation, the automaker only reached a settlement with consumers in 2020. Cadillac models affected by the recall include 2003–2014 CTS and 2004–2006 SRX crossover vehicles.
More recently, consumers have litigated against Cadillac’s parent company for a phenomenon known as the “Chevy Shake,” in which some General Motors vehicles allegedly shudder, buck, vibrate and shake violently. Two lawsuits attribute the defect to different causes; one suit alleges that the defect arises from a faulty 8-speed transmission, while another alleges that it’s caused by a defective aluminum drive shaft.
Cadillac models listed in one or more lawsuits include:
- ◦ 2015–2020 Cadillac Escalade
- ◦ 2015–2017 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
- ◦ 2016–2019 Cadillac ATS
- ◦ 2016–2019 Cadillac ATS-V
- ◦ 2016–2019 Cadillac CTS
- ◦ 2016–2019 Cadillac CT6
- ◦ 2016–2019 Cadillac CTS-V
Our Experience Against Cadillac Makes The Difference
If your Cadillac has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group has represented thousands of clients in cases against major automakers and obtained large settlements. Our services come at no charge to you. We only get paid if you win.