Broken GM Yukon Tail Lights – What You Should Know
Communication is a key on the road. Honking, turn signals, and brake lights are all important ways of letting the vehicles around you know what your next move is. The third brake light alone has helped prevent tons of accidents. In fact, when the third brake light became mandatory for new vehicles in 1986, it helped drop rear impact accidents by 4.3%, which means that it prevented 200,000 crashes since its introduction. If just one additional brake light makes driving that much safer, imagine how dangerous it would be if none of the brake lights worked.
Turns out, there’s no need to imagine. Some GM Yukon models came with this defect, and GM chose to ignore it and sell the vehicles anyways.
Apparently, this dangerous issue is rather common for Yukon drivers. The complaint for the class action lawsuit included many National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) complaints from GM customers. One customer describes the defect on their vehicle and complains about the price to fix it as well:
“The brake light is out and a single tail light is over $500”
Another customer writes about their situation, which is similar to the previous one. Their complaint reads:
“In the last year, both of the rear tail lights have failed in my 2017 GMC Yukon. To have the dealership replace the tail lights it cost $750 per tail light for a car that is only 3 years old.”
Many clients had to pay out of money for defects which could’ve been easily prevented by GM. The LEDs or wiring on the tail lights were clearly defective, but GM chose to ignore this issue, and the customers suffered because of it.
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The Margarian Law Firm specializes in Lemon Law, Dealer Fraud, and Consumer Class Actions. Lemon Law allows customers to get reimbursed for their defective vehicle. If you have experienced a defective tail light, or if you have experienced any other defects on your vehicle, you might be entitled to compensation. If you have a defective vehicle, contact The Margarian Law Firm at (818) 553-1000.