Approximately 865,000 GM SUVs are currently being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The potential lemon law problem this time around has to do with defective fuel gauges that can lead to the vehicles stalling.
Just last year, GM and Toyota recalled over 1.25 million vehicles as a result of the faulty engine control modules that could cause a stall or complete engine shut-down when the car is in operation.
This time, the NHTSA received more than 700 complaints from consumers about inaccurate fuel gauge readings. As a result of the inaccurate readings, the vehicles run out of gas often times causing the vehicles to stall and the drivers stranded.
Specifically, the investigation is with regard to GM SUVs model years 2005 through 2007, including the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Saab 9-7Xs. Although a recall has not yet been issued, one may be issued pending the results of the investigation.
Because a recall has not yet been issued, you should be cautious of this potential lemon law problem. You should set your odometer to zero every time you fill up your tank and make sure to fill up with gas when you have driven close to 300 miles. Also, if you come close to driving 300 miles and your gas gauge reads differently, your vehicle could be part of the affected vehicles.
This has been a tough past few weeks for some of the key players in the automotive industry. Over the past few weeks, Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Kia have all announced recalls for substantial problems with their vehicles. Nissan recently announced a recall for steering problems with the Nissan Pathfinders and Infiniti QX4s, Toyota announced a recall for problems with the rear drive shaft of its 2011 Tundra trucks, Ford announced a recall for the tire issues with some of its trucks, especially the Ford Explorer, and Kia announced a recall for fire risks with the 2004 through 2007 Kia Spectra and transmission problems with the 2011 Kia Sorrento and 2011 Hyundai Sante.
In the event that you have experienced a fuel gauge problem with your GM SUV or any of the other vehicles mentioned, you should call the experienced lemon law attorneys at Consumer Law Experts for a free case evaluation. Call us today at 877-885-5366 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION or visit us at Lemon Law Experts.