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Monday, November 12, 2018

Honda Rising Oil Levels an Issue in Some CR-Vs

Q: What happens if gas leaks into the oil?

Honda defects attorneys have become aware of an apparent problem with the 2017–2018 Honda CRV vehicles with 1.5 – liter engines. An investigation is reportedly underway due to numerous owner complaints about “irregularly high oil levels” which Honda claims are “primarily from the northern areas of the country during extreme cold weather conditions” -- though it should be noted that complaints have also reportedly been received also been received from warm climate areas as well. In addition, certain Hondas in China have reportedly been affected by the same issue.


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Monday, November 5, 2018

Consumer Protection Laws for Car Buyers

Q: Can I sue if my car doesn’t perform as promised?

Federal Consumer protection laws protect car buyers from auto manufacturers and dealers failing to stand behind their products and correct problems when their products fail. The federal law that governs consumer product warranty is this called The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. There also consumer protection laws on the state-level, which differ from state-to-state.

Breach of warranty claims against New Jersey and Pennsylvania automakers can arise as the result of a breach of either an express or an implied warranty.

Express warranties are written or oral statements the automaker voluntarily makes about their product– – such as advertising claims.

Conversely, an implied warranty, as its name states, it is not spoken or written but rather is an implied promise governed by state law. There are two different kinds of implied warranties:


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Monday, October 22, 2018

Defective Auto Glass Trumps DWI in Injury Liability Apportionment

Q: Can a drunk driver win an auto defect-based personal injury lawsuit?

Sometimes a design defect in a vehicle will result in an auto recall.  Other times, a design defect in a vehicle will be blamed for a serious personal injury or death of the vehicle owner after an accident involving that vehicle.

Such was the case in a personal injury lawsuit based on an alleged Ford auto defect in a 1999 Ford Explorer. Reportedly, the owner of the Explorer rolled the car over resulting in his left arm being severed.

The basis of the owner’s claim was that “he lost his arm because the window glass was tempered and not laminated” and that “laminated glass has plastic layers to keep broken pieces intact”.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Honda Earth Dreams Engines are Nightmares for Some Owners

Q: How can I get an auto maker to replace a defective engine?

When someone buys or leases a new car, there is an expectation that it should be relatively problem-free for many years. Accordingly, the Lemon Law protects consumers in instances where the new car they received fails to live up to those expectations.

Specifically, the Lemon Law covers consumers when their new car has a defect —within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles (Pennsylvania) or 24 months or 24,000 miles (New Jersey)— that hasn’t been repaired after three attempts. In order to qualify as a “lemon”, the defect must be substantial and must decrease the vehicle’s resale value, make the vehicle unsafe, or impact the vehicles normal functions.

In Pennsylvania, if defect has not been repaired after three attempts, or the vehicle has been out of service for 30 days or more, (or 20 days in New Jersey), you may have a Lemon Law claim. New Jersey has more complicated procedural rules for Lemon Law claims including giving the manufacturer one last chance to fix the defect after the vehicle has had two failed repair attempts or has been 20 days out of service. A skilled Lemon Law attorney can review the particulars with you for free.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Jersey Makes Noise Over Audi Q7 Replacement Brakes

Q: What can I do if my dealer uses defective replacement parts?

Most auto defect cases involve silent problems that drivers may not even notice are going on under the hood. But when the defect involves squeaky brakes, the owner – – and the whole neighborhood – – knows about it.

New Jersey Audi defects attorneys have filed a brake-squealing class action lawsuit against the manufacturer on behalf of all New Jersey Audi Q7 owners and lessees “who had brakes installed by Audi dealers between July 19, 2012 to present”. The suit does not affect the original, factory-installed Q7 brakes, only the Audi Q7 replacement brake parts.


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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Power Steering Problem Lead to GM Truck and SUV Recall


Q: What happens when power-steering fails?

General Motors auto recalls attorneys have learned that a power-steering system failure has resulted in over 1 million GM trucks and SUVs being recalled by the popular auto manufacturer. “About 30 crashes due to the temporary loss of power-assisted steering” have been reported, according to a spokesman for the automaker, resulting in two known injuries, but reportedly no known fatalities.

Allegedly, the power-steering “may momentarily fail before suddenly returning during low-speed turns”.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New Bill Would Affect New Jersey Used Car Dealer Sales

Q: Can used car dealers sell cars with outstanding auto recalls?

New Jersey consumer fraud attorneys are closely watching a measure impacting used car sales that's making its way through the New Jersey State Legislature.  Consumer watchdog groups claim the bill would "create a loophole in existing regulations that can help dealers pull one over on car buyers during the purchase and beyond".

The bill, already passed in the Senate, would reportedly allow car dealers in New Jersey to sell to consumers used vehicles with dangerous outstanding..


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Motor Oil Sold Today May Be Worthless for Modern Car Engines

Q: Is my motor oil obsolete and potentially dangerous for my car?

Breach of warranty attorneys represents consumers of products in claims against manufacturers and sellers when products fail to live up to express or implied warranties.

Express warranties are oral or written voluntary statements and promises by manufacturers about their products and their commitment to stand behind them. Two different implied warranties, on the other hand, are neither written nor spoken but are created by state law.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mercedes Paint Defect Suit Has Owners Seeing Mars Red

Q: Can a car be recalled over a paint defect?

When people hear of auto recalls, they often think of catastrophic injuries and deaths caused by defective airbags and engine system failures. But safety issues aren’t the only things that lead to auto recalls.


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Friday, September 7, 2018

American Honda Monitoring Rising Oil Levels in CR-V and Civic Models Following Recalls in China

In February 2018, Dongfeng Honda, a Chinese automaker half-owned by Honda, announced an auto recall of 350,000 Honda CR-V SUVs and Honda Civics in China, both equipped with 1.5-liter turbocharged Earth Dreams direct injection engines. Now, officials of American Honda are monitoring the situation to see if a similar problem is occurring in the U.


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Allegations of Conspiracy and Fraud Against Toyota

Q: Why does my Camry’s air conditioning system emit odors?

Like something out of a Seinfeld episode, some Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid owners are allegedly living a smelly car nightmare a bit similar the one Jerry suffered after a restaurant valet left a stench that was “beyond body order” in his car. It was impossible to remedy, even after multiple cleaning attempts. The whole gang noticed it and were forced to hang their heads out the window.

Instead of body odor though, the alleged problem is mold. And mold isn’t a laughing matter as the class action lawsuit against Toyota makes clear.


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