Hyundai SUV Recall Due to Faulty Electrical Systems

Hyundai SUV Recall Due to Faulty Electrical Systems

Hyundai has now recalled 180,000 SUVs as a result of a faulty electrical systems that may cause fires resulting in injuries or death. If you suffered any injuries or losses as a result of an electrical fire or manufacturing defect in your Hyundai SUV, you may have the legal right to pursue compensation for your […]

Different Types of Auto Dealer Fraud

If you are considering purchasing a vehicle in the State of California, you have the right to receive a vehicle free from mechanical issues, safety problems or that will break down immediately as you drive it off of the car lot. Learning more about your legal rights, including Lemon Law, can help ensure that you remain […]

The Perils of Lemon Laundering

California’s consumer lemon law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, was written to protect more than just the purchasers of lemon vehicles. It also protects the next unsuspecting buyer. If a vehicle is a “lemon,” the manufacturer must buy it back. The Song-Beverly Act imposes an affirmative duty on manufacturers to offer to repurchase or replace […]

Settlement Deadline Approaching for Ram & Jeep EcoDiesel Owners

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”), specifically 2014-2016 Rams and Jeep Cherokees, were reportedly cheating emissions regulations. In January 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued notices to FCA due to alleged violations of regulations due to emissions cheating software. Following consent decrees with the EPA and CARB and a […]

How to Claim Lemon Law Benefits on a Previously Owned Car

When a consumer buys a new car and it is defective, there are protections that they can take. But what happens when a consumer buys a used car that is defective? The frustration of dealing with a defective, unfixable problem may leave you wondering whether you have any protections. Thankfully, the State of California provides […]

What Ford Focus and Fiesta Owners Need to Know About the PowerShift Transmission Settlement

As early as 2011, Ford Motor Company began to receive complaints that the transmissions on the newly released Ford Fiesta and Focus were defective. Owners complained that the Ford Focus (2012-2018) and Fiesta (2011-2019) equipped with the Ford DPS6 PowerShift semi-automatic dual-transmissions were subject to extreme transmission shuddering. Their vehicles would hesitate and jerk when […]

What Qualifies as a Lemon Car in California?

If you purchased a car in the State of California that has substantial defects or mechanical problems, you may qualify to exercise your rights under California’s Lemon Law.  Under the Lemon Law you may be able to receive either a refund or a substantially identical replacement vehicle. However, it is critical to understand what qualifies […]

Lemon Law Rights in California

If you purchased or leased a late-model car in the State of California and feel you have had to take it in for warranty repair too many times since its purchase or lease, you may have the right to receive a refund or replacement vehicle through California’s Lemon Laws. Some estimates show that 150,000 vehicles […]

Life After Dieselgate

On September 18, 2015, the world was shocked when the Environmental Protection Agency issued a notification that the Volkswagen Group had intentionally rigged their turbocharged direct injection (“TDI”) diesel engines to cheat emissions standards. The EPA issued a Notice of Violation stating that approximately 480,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, equipped with 2L TDI engines, sold […]

The Importance of the Written Car Contract

Anyone who has bought a car in California is familiar with the two-foot long contract that you have to sign. It can be unwieldy, difficult to print, and comically long. So why is it required? The short answer is that this form of contract is required in order to help protect consumers. Vehicle sales today […]