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Friday, July 21, 2017

Ugly Accusations Against Honda in Defective Starters Lawsuit

Q: Is your Honda Accord or Crosstour not starting?

Sometimes it takes a New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act lawsuit to get an auto manufacturer’s attention regarding a defective product or system. Hey there, Honda!

At least that’s what a number of Honda Accord and Crosstour owners who joined together in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the automaker claim was necessary after their individual complaints regarding defective starters were not satisfactorily resolved.

The lawsuit also reportedly accuses Honda of Read more . . .

Friday, July 14, 2017

Volvo Seatbelt Recall

If you happen to own or lease a 2017 Volvo XC90 SUV, there's been an auto recall related to its third-row seat belts.

Although there haven't been any accidents or injuries reported yet--and the seatbelt will reportedly still function in the event of an accident-- the defect could cause a piece inside the seatbelt retractor to enter the cabin as a speeding projectile. Specifically, the "right hand seatbelt retractor called a micro gas generator can detach after the seatbelt retractor pre-tensioner is deployed".
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Auto Recall Ahead: When a Mercedes Smokes Like a Dragster

Q: Why are the wheels of my Mercedes Benz smoking?

Lemon law attorneys are in business to help consumers who have bought or leased new vehicles that turn out to have persistent unresolvable defects within the first year or two, depending on regulations of the state you live in.

Generally, the car may be considered a "lemon" if it's been subject to an unreasonable number of repairs of a problem that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. In Pennsylvania, the problems must be experienced with in the first year or 12,000 miles, but in New Jersey it's within the first two years or 24,000 miles. But even if you experience problems beyond the statutory time limit or mileage limit of your state, you still may be able to take legal action under consumer protection laws.

In the event your car is found to be a “lemon” under your state’s lemon law, the remedies you may be entitled to include a full refund of your down payment, trade-in, monthly payments and taxes, or a brand-new car.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Volkswagen: Beyond the Stench of the Emissions-Cheating Scandal

Q: What is the status of the environmental claims against Volkswagen?

Richard Branson got it right when he said, "Your brand name is only as good as your reputation.”

It can take decades to build a reputation and only moments to destroy it. So when German automaker Volkswagen was exposed for "its decade-long scheme to cheat on diesel emissions tests", its reputation went in the tank. And there it has largely stayed since 2015 when the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) made its first accusations against the automaker.

In a nutshell, as we've reported previously on this blog that the automaker was the subject of Read more . . .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Expanded Ford Recall? Shut The Front Door!

Q:  What happens if a pawl spring tab breaks?

Although you may never have heard of a pawl spring tab or have had concerns yourself with the effects of one breaking before, you might want to take notice now. Especially if you own one of the Ford vehicles impacted by this recently expanded auto recall.

You see, the pawl spring tab plays a role in the proper closure of the car’s doors.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Is “Ford Tough” Tough Enough?

Some say that freezing lemons might be beneficial to your health. But when the potential lemon is a brand new truck whose doors allegedly won't close or lock properly in freezing temperatures, there is certainly no health benefit to that practice. In fact, the owners claim it can be downright dangerous.

The Read more . . .

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Will “Limp Home” Mode Lawsuit Lead to Ford Auto Recall?

After recently reporting on this blog about customer complaints and a potential class-action lawsuit regarding Ford's alleged door locking and latching problems in cold weather, another potential class action lawsuit is threatened against the automaker.

This time, Ford and Lincoln owners are complaining that throttle body problems are causing their cars to suddenly enter “limp home” mode and "abruptly decelerate" or "completely lose power" without warning-- and sometimes while traveling at speeds as high as 70 mph.

According to some customers the throttle body problem has not been resolved even after undergoing dealer repair services--leaving some to consider Read more . . .

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ford Mustang Vibration Problem Persists

What is causing vibration problems in Ford Mustangs?

This blog recently reported about vibration problems in GM trucks and SUVs, including the popular Chevy Silverado. While the company attributed the problem to a variety of factors, including the larger size of the interior, the problems continue.

GM is not the only automaker facing complaints of vibration problems, however, as there have also been numerous reports of consumer complaints from owners of 2015-2017 Ford Mustangs. These owners claim that a variety of Mustangs experience severe vibration, particularly when driving between 55 and 75 miles per hour.

Numerous Mustang owners have taken their cars back to the dealers for repairs.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Navigating the Used Car Sales Minefield

Q: What are the risks of knowingly buying a used car with an open safety recall based on the dealer’s promise to repair it when the replacement parts become available?

Historically, buying a used car was never a particularly pleasant experience. Many Americans felt distrustful of aggressive salesmen and worried about overpaying. Plus they wondered if they were buying a shiny “junker” that would break down two blocks from the sales lot.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

When You Have to Watch the Watchdog

Q:  Can used car buyers assume that certified preowned means recall-free?

Dealer fraud, which is prohibited in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, can happen in certified vehicle misrepresentations as well as the following instances where dealers misrepresent the status or history of a vehicle:

  • Car Misrepresentations
  • Prior Accidents
  • “Yo-yo" Financing
  • Backdating
  • Negative Equity Nondisclosure
  • Odometer Fraud
  • Failure to Provide Paperwork

If you've been following the “certified preowned-open recall” issue in the news or in our recent blog post you’ll know that a recent Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) ruling affected the advertising practices of General Motors and two other large used car dealers.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Pennsylvania Statewide Auto Dealer Investigation Uncovers Fraud

Q: How does the law protect car buyers and what can buyers do to protect themselves from dealer fraud?

There's a reason used car salesman have historically had a less than favorable reputation. It's called dealer fraud.


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