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Small Claims Court

(2007 Chevrolet Malibu)
in Torrance, CA on August 14, 2009
Advice needed about how to file a suit against an automaker.

My car has been in for service 4 times and has not been repaired by the dealer. The car is a 2007 Chevy Malibu with only 15000 miles (the problem was first reported at 2000 miles).

GM says the transaxle shake is a "characteristic." Three independent transmission shops diagnose it as an internal auto transmission issue. (Even the GM dealer noted the problem.)

GM's 800 number for Customer Service also called the issue a "characteristic" and refused to authorize the local dealer to work on the car.

Now I have to file a claim in small claims court. Has anyone else had to do this?

Most importantly, do you file the claim against the local dealer that did not provide a solution?

Any help on this is appreciated.


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Popular Answer
on August 15, 2009
You will want to contact a lawyer that specializes in California Lemon Law cases and see if your situation applies.
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