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Sunday, July 3, 2016

New Rental Car Safety Law Takes Effect


Is my rental car safe?

Whether for business or pleasure, renting a car is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get. Stand-up comics and personal experience tell us not to expect that the make and model we reserved in advance will be available when we reach the rental counter. While frustrating, most of us accept a substitute vehicle and drive off without further thought.

Renting an SUV for a family vacation or a sleek convertible for a business trip? Do you ever wonder if the SUV’s brakes or fuel tank was safe? Do you question whether the roll bar system or airbags would work if you rolled the convertible? Probably not.

While not receiving the model you reserved is expected, the expectation that a rental car will be free from known and dangerous safety defects is a given.


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Do You Have a Lemon?


If you own or lease a brand new vehicle, yet, continue to invest time and energy in repairing defects, you may be entitled to a refund, replacement, or settlement award.  Pursuant to New Jersey Lemon law, a persistent and substantial flaw that requires multiple attempts at maintenance may demonstrate that you have a lemon.

Beware—you may not qualify for any legal recourse if you allow a party, other than an authorized dealer, the manufacturer, or an agent of the manufacturer, to make or attempt to rectify the problem.  Likewise, there is also a limited term of protection.


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Florida Couple Wins against Toyota in Lemon Law Case


Is recalling an auto enough to avoid being sued?

Lemon Laws were established to protect car owners, and in some states car leasers, from getting stuck with -- or worse, injured or killed by -- their recently acquired vehicle.  Though unfortunately Lemon Laws cannot always prevent accidents caused by mechanical failure, they can always assist customers in obtaining fair and just compensation. With strong,


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Did You Get Scammed by a Used Car Salesman?


There is a reason why “used car salesmen” frequently tops the list of most hated professions. Although there are some honest dealers out there, many used car salespeople offer deals that turn out to be no good. For example, a dealer up in Lodi, NJ was recently busted a dealer for selling cars with rolled back odometers and undisclosed accidents. That same dealer was also hiding the details of their financing and fees in fine print that was nearly impossible to read, or not disclosing this information at all! Unfortunately, these illegal sales gimmicks are all too common.

Misrepresentations

Did you buy a used car the dealer assured you was in great shape only to discover it needs major repairs? Did the check engine light turn on the minute you pulled out of the dealer’s lot? If the car you bought is not in as good of shape as the seller promised, you may be able to return it or get the seller to pay for necessary repairs.


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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Volkswagen Hit With Yet Another Recall


What are your rights if your vehicle is recalled?

If you recently purchased a Volkswagen, what you were really drawn to besides style and capability was the vehicle’s safety record.  Volkswagen has been a favorite among American consumers for many years, and has been rated as top safety picks many times.  Unfortunately, the brand many of us know and love has been struggling lately after a string of problems has led to massive recalls.

In the past year, the German automaker was discovered to have participated in an emissions cheating scandal.  Basically, the cars were programmed to know when they were undergoing emissions and at that point would produce a low amount of emissions.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Volkswagen’s Legal Woes Continue


Car buyers suing Volkswagen over its “clean diesel” deception just got an important ally in their fight - the U.S. government. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group in Federal District Court in California, alleging the company falsely advertised that it was selling “clean diesel” vehicles, when in fact, the cars emitted a lot of pollution, but were rigged with software designed to fool emissions testers.

The FTC’s lawsuit was filed in the same court as one of the main consumer lawsuits against VW, which could push the company to settle all of their civil legal issues in one fell swoop.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Texas Jury Awards over $124 Million for Serious Audi Defect


What is the hidden safety defect endangering our children?

For many years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has advised the public to keep children in the back seat of the car to protect them in the event of an accident. Tragically, for the family of Jesse Rivera, Jr. of Texas, following this advice resulted in severe injuries that changed the course of his life. When his family's Audi sedan was rear-ended, Jesse was sitting in the back seat, behind his father. Upon impact, the driver's seat broke, launching Jesse, Sr.


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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Carfax Claims 1 in 5 Vehicles are Under an Open Safety Recall


The year 2015 was a historic one in terms of the number of automobiles recalled both domestically and worldwide. From General Motors to Ford to Volkswagen, automakers across the globe issued consistent recalls of vehicles for matters ranging from simple mechanical glitches to defective airbags and ignition systems. Nonetheless, thousands of drivers experienced serious accidents and injuries – and some fatalities – due to the unsafe manufacturing and/or design of their vehicles, resulting in thousands of personal injury, product liability and wrongful death lawsuits.

Despite the widespread dissemination of warnings, along with constant media attention over the matters, many believe that a high number of drivers are either unaware of the safety recalls, or have chosen to ignore the notifications from the dealership offering free repairs for the issues.

According to a recent report conducted by Carfax, as many as one out of every five vehicles in America is under an active safety recall – a number as high as 47 million total vehicles.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

VW Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over Emissions Tests


As we previously reported European automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has been under scrutiny after it acknowledged that it altered the emissions systems in its vehicles so that the cars would pass emissions standards tests. In so doing, the company concealed that its diesel models emit nitrogen oxide in extremely high levels. They were able to get the vehicles to pass by installing software "defeat devices" in 11 million vehicles worldwide that triggered altered emissions rates when vehicles were being inspected.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Further Recalls of Ford Pickups with Takata Airbag Defects


How many more vehicles are involved in the latest Takata recall?

One of the most serious and far-reaching vehicular recalls has just expanded again. On January 27, it was reported that Ford is recalling about 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators, manufactured by Takata Corp., a Japanese company, have once again been shown to potentially explode with excessive force on impact, resulting in serious injuries and even death. This is not the first time Ford Rangers have been targeted for recall over an air bag issue.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

How To Proceed When You Are Injured Due To A Vehicle Defect


What should you do after being injured in an accident that was caused all or in part by a defective vehicle?

Cars are made up of thousands of components.  Unfortunately, when one component is defective it can easily cause an accident.
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