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Remember to get satisfaction from just about any lemon law, you must have a significant problem that you took to the dealer X number of times in Y number of days and they could NOT solve it. Or the vehicle has to be substantially undrivable/unavailable to you for a some very high percentage of the time.

In my case, Cadillac and its local dealer were repeatedly unable to fixing a cruise control problem (actually, it's a defect on ALL SRX's). Soon after hiring a good lemon law attorney, Cadillac capitulated and sent a unexpectedly large settlement check! Remember that lemon law attorneys are state-specific. I used http://www.lemonlaw.com/.
 

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What defect are you talking about? Can we also evoke it ?

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The following is the case with nearly all the 2004 models and their cruise controls (not sure if they've fixed it in more recent builds):

1. Set your speed (e.g. @55 mph)
2. Step on the accelerator to a higher speed (e.g. @60 mph)
3. Hit the 'set' again.

At this point, the CC is supposed to lock your speed at the new, higher setting (i.e. 60 mph in my example), but it does not. The vehicle drifts back to 55 mph. Turns out that this was a known and, after 5 attempts, was not a dealer-servicable defect.

My case was based on the fact that this was a significant defect subject to lemon law protections. I have a back problem and use my CC regularly and frequently on short and long drives. I use the CC (in conjunction with the throttle/accelerator) to accelerate and decelerate the vehicle in routine driving as a necessity. Although my attorney considered the case to be borderline winnable, GM nevertheless did settle the matter to make it go away.
 

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louisn said:
Terpnut, what was the settlement with GM? Inquiring mind want to know!
I will only say that both the attorney and I got an amount with 3 zeros--all for a blasted CC! I received over 6 times what I thought was fair because of GM's own stonewalling and incompetence, and because of one hyper-aggressive sue-happy (but experienced) lawyer. If only GM had dealt with me directly and honestly, we probably could have come to a mutually-agreeable remedy without the additional overhead and cost of lawyers. Everytime this happens, all of our vehicles get just a little more expensive! :bigroll:
 
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