You can check for recalls on your Chevrolet vehicle by visiting the official Chevrolet website and entering the VIN (vehicle identification number) of your car in the “Recall” section.
Additionally, you can contact your local dealership and have them look up any relevant Chevy recalls by VIN. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also has a feature on its website where you can input your VIN and receive a full Chevy recalls list for your specific vehicle, which you can view here.
Do Chevrolet recalls expire?
Recalls issued by Chevrolet do not expire, but they may be closed if the manufacturer has determined that a sufficient number of vehicles have been repaired or if the recall was issued for a defect that no longer exists. However, if a recall was issued for a safety-related defect, it is considered a safety risk until it is repaired. Please note that you may still be able to repair your vehicle following the closure of an active recall.
Does Chevy Fix recalls for free?
Yes, Chevrolet is obligated by law to repair vehicles affected by a recall at no cost to the owner. This includes the cost of parts and labor required to fix the issue.
What happens once I receive a recall notice?
If you receive a recall notice for your vehicle, the first step is to confirm that your vehicle is affected by the recall by checking the VIN (vehicle identification number) provided in the notice. Next, you will want to perform a Chevy VIN lookup for your specific vehicle to compare against the one listed on the notice.
Chevrolet VIN number locations may vary, but typically, this can be found on the dashboard of your vehicle. You can also perform a full Chevy recall check by visiting the official website of the manufacturer, contacting your local dealership, or using the tool on NHTSA’s website.
After you’ve confirmed that your vehicle is affected by the recall, the next step is to schedule an appointment with your local dealership to have the recall repair performed. You can do this by calling the dealership or using the contact information provided in the recall notice. Be prepared to provide the Chevy recall number, physical notice, or the VIN of your vehicle to the dealership when you bring in your car for the recall repair.
What happens if you ignore a recall?
If a recall has been issued for your vehicle, it means that there is a defect or issue that could potentially cause harm to you, your passengers, or other drivers on the road. If you ignore a recall, you may be putting yourself and others at risk. Additionally, if you ignore a recall, you may be responsible for any damages or injuries that may result from the defect. This could include costly repairs, medical expenses, and even legal fees.
How long can the dealership hold your car for a recall?
The length of time a dealership can hold your car for a recall can vary depending on the complexity of the issue and the availability of parts. Some recall repairs may only take a few hours to complete, while others may take several days. If the dealership holds your car for over 30 days, your situation could qualify for an individual lemon law claim.
If the recall repair requires a part that is not immediately available, the dealership may need to order the part and schedule a second appointment for you to bring your vehicle back in for the repair. It’s important to know that the time of the repair may depend on the availability of the part, which can vary from one dealer to another.
Should I join a Class Action Lawsuit?
We advise against joining a class action lawsuit, when you have presented your vehicle for repeat warranty repairs. At the conclusion of a class action lawsuit, you will likely have to split a final settlement with potentially thousands of plaintiffs. Your cut of the settlement may not be enough to cover the money you have spent on your vehicle.
Instead of joining a class action lawsuit, we recommend pursuing a lemon law claim. A lemon law attorney may be able to help you recover damages such as a refund or replacement vehicle, which can be more beneficial than a class action lawsuit where the settlement may be divided among a large group of people.
Additionally, your individual claim would be tailored to your specific situation, whereas class action lawsuits apply to a group of people who may have been affected by the same issue, but not in the same way.
To determine if you are eligible for a refund, replacement vehicle, or monetary compensation through the lemon law, it’s best to speak with a seasoned attorney who specializes in this area. A lemon law refund would cover any expenses incurred due to your Chevrolet, including financing, registration, taxes, towing, rental car costs, and attorney fees.
If you have any doubts about your eligibility for a claim or concerns about a recall notice on your vehicle, the Lemon Law Experts can help. Our firm is one of the premier consumer protection firms in California and has helped many consumers recover millions of dollars from major auto manufacturers like Chevrolet.
Our team has in-depth knowledge of the Chevrolet Lemon Law and can provide guidance on any questions you may have about your case. Contact us at 877-885-5366 or fill out an online form on our website for a complimentary and obligation-free evaluation of your case.