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2006 Chevy Malibu purchased brand new, is now requiring a third transmission - any legal recourse?

Bowie, MD |

2006 Chevy Malibu model purchased brand new in Dec 2005. By Dec 2008, it required a new transmission, which the repair was covered by the warranty. Now, June 2013, we are being told it needs another transmission. These type repairs average $2900! Do we have any legal recourse?

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Filed under: Lemon law Car repairs
Attorney answers 2


Unfortunately, it does not seem like you have any recourse. Unless you have an extended warranty or there is a recall on the transmission, and the dealer refuses to honor either, there's not an apparent cause of action. - This is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. This is for education and informational purposes only. It is always recommended that you contact an attorney with any concerns as each individual case is unique.


There are very specific requirements for Maryland's lemon law, and there is a time limit. It does not, at least from these facts, appear that you have a claim.