How California’s Lemon Laws Are Designed to Protect You

How California’s Lemon Laws Are Designed to Protect You

The Magnuson-Moss Act is referred to as the federal “lemon law.” It protects consumers when they purchase a product, like a vehicle, that doesn’t perform as expected and has an unreasonable repair history. Aside from the federal lemon law that protects consumers from defective products, California also has lemon laws. These laws are designed to […]

What You Need to Know About the Recent Land Rover Lemon Law Cases

Do you, a family member, or someone you care about own a Land Rover? If so, it may be wise to continue reading. Land Rover is looking at a collection of lawsuits stemming from windshield leaks. What’s the problem with some Land Rovers? One of the original suits of this nature involved a 2017 Land […]

California Lemon Law and The Buyback Process

Does this sound like you and your car? You bought or perhaps leased a vehicle (e.g., SUV, motor home, motorcycle, RV, truck, etc.) and hardly got to drive it or see it because your vehicle has been at a service department, in a repair shop, and in the hands of a mechanic, undrivable for most of […]

Making an Effective Consumer Complaint

Consumers who believe that a business has failed or cheated them in a consumer transaction properly first ask the business to make things right. Here is a guide on how to make an effective consumer complaint. Following these steps should either resolve the matter in your favor or, if not, then lay the groundwork for […]

Lamborghini Recalls Aventadors Due to Body Panels Flying Off

Yes, you read that right, and if you happen to be the proud owner of an Aventador, sit down and read this article right away — but maybe not in your Aventador. A recall was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the Aventador SVJ Coupe. The recall includes over 220 units […]

Myths About Manufacturer Buybacks

The California Lemon Law protects consumers who have purchased or leased a defective vehicle. When a manufacturer cannot repair a vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts, and the defect is substantial, then you are eligible for a buyback. In a buyback, the manufacturer can do one of two things: (1) It can offer a […]

Nearly 1.3 Million Mercedes Vehicles Recalled Over eCall Software Issue

On February 5, 2021, Mercedes Benz issued a recall that affects 1.3 million vehicles. Mercedes stated that 100 percent of those vehicles could experience failure of the eCall system — which shares location data with first responders in the event of a crash. That location failure can send emergency responders to the wrong location and […]

Preparing for Lemon Law Arbitration

Suppose you have visited the repair shop countless times with your new, used, pre-owned, or certified car that is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. In that case, you may be wondering if you have a lemon on your hands. There are many avenues to help you resolve this issue in California, from court litigation with […]

Appeals Court Affirmed Fraud Ruling Against Ford for Faulty Super Duty Trucks

Owners of 2006 Ford F-350s have argued that these Super Duty trucks have defective 6.0L diesel engines. They also argue that Ford Motor Company knew of the defects and concealed them to unsuspecting buyers and owners for years. As a result, many owners of these Super Duty trucks faced potential dangers as well as extensive […]

Ford 2020 Model Recall Due to Faulty Backup Cameras

On September 23, 2020, Ford Motor Company issued a recall that affects about 700,000 vehicles. Ford estimates as many as 47 percent of those vehicles may experience failure when using the rearview park assist camera. A recall is necessary when a motor vehicle or a component of a motor vehicle does not comply with federal […]