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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Faulty Weld Causes Jeep Wrangler Auto Recall


Is my Jeep Wrangler’s track bar bracket welded safely?

Fiat Chrysler defects attorneys have learned that the notice the automaker is sending to certain Jeep Wrangler owners and lessees isn’t a holiday card. It’s an auto recall notice.

The Jeep defects effect 18,000 of the automaker’s 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL vehicles.
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Slick Scheme of Alleged Mercedes Dealer Fraud


What happens if a dealer doesn’t use “genuine parts” as advertised?

Dealer fraud lawsuits continue to feed society’s stereotypical image of the sleazy used car salesman out to pull a fast one on unsuspecting car buyers.

Fortunately, consumer protection laws exist to compensate buyers who have fallen victim to any number of auto dealer fraud offenses. Some common examples include:

  • inflating the invoice price
  • bait and switch
  • add-on concealment
  • car misrepresentations
  • prior accidents/flood damage
  • and more.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hyundai and Kia Car Fire Suits are Heating Up


What is causing the Kia and Hyundai car fires?

Things are heating up asauto makers, dealers, car owners, investigators, and even Congress is trying to determine the cause for multiple spontaneous fires reportedly erupting in several Hyundai and Kia model vehicles. Kia defects attorneys have learned of an investigative report and a lawsuit that shed some light on the problem.

One possible theory, which might apply in some cases but certainly not all, was put forth by a national news outlet’s investigative report wherein “auto mechanics and a fire investigator” working with some impacted car owners speculated that “the fires could be sparked by a leaky fuel pump”.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking System Stops Short of Expectations


Every driver knows how frustrating it is to have their front seat passenger dramatically grab the door and stomp on an imaginary brake pedal when they think the driver isn’t braking fast enough. Nissan defect attorneys have learned of something even more frustrating—allegedly unpredictable automatic emergency braking systems in multiple models.

A proposed class action lawsuit claims the Nissan automatic emergency braking system is itself a “safety hazard with a mind of its own” rather than the safety feature it is intended to be.


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Ford to Recall Nearly 1.5 Million Focus Vehicles

Q: Why is my Ford Focus stalling?

Instead of a holiday card, certain Ford Focus owners and lessees can expect something special from their automaker before the holidays in December: an auto recall.

Ford defects attorneys have learned that nearly 1.5 million Ford Focus cars with 2-Liter GDI or GTDI engines may have defective canister purge valves (“CPVs”) that can cause multiple problems in 2012 –2018 models.

According to numerous complaining vehicle owners, the problematic CPVs can cause the following issues:


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Chevy Shake Headache

Q: What is causing certain GMs and Chevys to shake?

General Motors defects attorneys have learned of an apparent “mysterious recurring issue” affecting certain GM full-size trucks and SUVs. The alleged problem causes the affected vehicles to vibrate excessively resulting in their owners complaining of headaches and dizziness when the vehicles reach certain varying speeds, not all of which are exceptionally fast. The alleged problem is also causing headaches for the automaker’s engineers who have yet to pinpoint the cause or find an effective resolution.

The Chevy problem, reportedly affecting vehicles including certain Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierras has earned the nickname the “Chevy Shake” and is the subject of complaints “in online forums and in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s complaints sections”.


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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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