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2021 Mazda Oil Consumption Defect Class Action Lawsuit Filed in California

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 17, 2023
  Engine Problems

A recent class action lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of California alleges Mazda sold 2021 vehicles with a severe oil consumption defect.  Plaintiffs claim that specific 2021 Mazda vehicles have a defect causing the cars to leak oil, consuming excessive amounts of it. Low oil levels can cause long-term damage to a car’s engine,...read more

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Which Cars Catch Fire the Most?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 16, 2023
  Lemon Law

Car fires — we’ve all seen them. Even the smallest of flames will quickly grow, engulfing the vehicle and turning it into a blackened hull on the side of the road. It’s terrifying to witness and unimaginable to experience.  It’s estimated that 19 car fires occur every hour in the United States, accounting for every...read more

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WHAT CAR COMPANIES SELL THE MOST LEMONS?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 15, 2023
  Lemon Law, Recalls

Each year, thousands of vehicles are sold to consumers with pieces or parts that don’t work or function as they should.  While some defects are harmless, others can be extremely hazardous to the vehicle’s passengers and others on the road. Known as “lemons,” these defective vehicles must legally be repaired, replaced, or refunded by the...read more

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DOES LEMON LAW APPLY TO A CAR’S A/C & HEATER ISSUES?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 10, 2023
  Air Conditioning, Lemon Law

Lemon laws exist throughout the country to protect consumers from finding out their brand-new car doesn’t work right.  While lemon laws mainly apply to serious malfunctions that affect the safety or use of the vehicle, sometimes lemon law can apply to a car’s A/C and heater issues.  It’s very easy for a car dealership to...read more

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CALIFORNIA LEMON LAW AND “REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REPAIR”

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 5, 2023
  Lemon Law

Just because your vehicle has a defect doesn’t automatically make it a lemon.  California lemon law only applies if the manufacturer fails to repair the defect after being given a “reasonable opportunity” to repair it.  But what does this really mean? What’s considered reasonable? And when can you move forward with a lemon law claim?...read more

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CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE CHECKLIST

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  December 16, 2022
  Lemon Law

Certified pre-owned cars are pre-owned vehicles tested to earn a certification from the manufacturer or other certifying authority.  When buying pre-owned vehicles, many consumers look for certified pre-owned cars instead of regular used ones because it’s better than taking a stab in the dark at other pre-owned lots. If a car dealership claims they performed...read more

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Where Should I Take My Car for Repairs If I Suspect It Is a Lemon?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  November 16, 2022
  Lemon Law

Seeking repairs is a crucial part of lemon law claims.   Given how important maintenance is in this process, where should you take a car for repairs if you suspect it’s a lemon?  The best place to take a suspected lemon for repairs is a manufacturer’s dealership.  Here at Norman Taylor & Associates, we’ve handled over...read more

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Vehicle Problems Not Covered Under Lemon Law

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  November 15, 2022
  Lemon Law

California lemon law offers consumers protection against persistent problems after the purchase of a vehicle. While many vehicle defects are covered under lemon law, there are still a few exceptions.  Vehicle problems that are not covered under lemon law include:  Our experienced lemon law attorney breaks down the types of defects that aren’t covered under...read more

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Chevy, GM 10-Speed Transmission Problems: What You Need to Know

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  November 10, 2022
  Chevrolet, General Motors, Transmission Defects

Some of Chevy’s most popular vehicles are experiencing issues with their 10-speed transmissions. Affected cars include the brand new GMC Sierra, Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and Chevy Silverado (though the full list is much more extensive, as seen below). Do you own a GM or Chevy vehicle that’s experienced transmission problems? If so, you might...read more

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