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Breach of Warranty vs. Lemon Law Claims

California Lemon Laws 101 Every state has some type of auto/vehicle-specific warranty laws that protect consumers from breach of warranty committed by the manufacturer. In California, these laws are found under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. The provisions of this act are contained within California Civil Code Title 1.7 Consumer Warranties. While this code covers a...read more

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3 Hidden Ways that Automakers Try to Avoid Lemon Buybacks

When you have a legitimate lemon, you are entitled to a buyback, which involves the original auto manufacturer buying your vehicle back and issuing a refund. It’s the same concept as buying a broken television and returning it to the store for your money back. It sounds pretty simple, right? Unfortunately, automakers are for-profit companies...read more

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Kia Recalls Nearly 380,000 Vehicles for Potential Fire Risk

Similar to a recent recall by Hyundai, Kia is recalling nearly 380,000 of its vehicles due to potential engine fire risks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHRSA), the following Kia vehicles are included in the recall: Short-Circuited Engines in Kia Vehicles The issue is due to a possible short circuit in the hydraulic electronic...read more

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Hyundai Tucson Expands Recall for Engine Fire Risk

Last September, the South Korean auto manufacturer, Hyundai, issued a recall for certain 2019-2021 models of Tucson crossover SUVs due to an electrical short in the car’s computer that could potentially start fires, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The initial recall was for about 180,000 vehicle models. In January, however, the...read more

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NHTSA Alleges Tesla Touchscreen Failures Pose Safety Concerns

Tesla is one of the latest automakers on the radar of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The government agency, which regulates the safety of American roads and automobiles, is alleging that certain Tesla models are equipped with faulty touchscreen displays that could reduce safety. A Safety Concern for Tesla Drivers The vehicles in question are...read more

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Does Lemon Law Apply to A/C & Heater Issues?

No one is completely sure where the term “lemon” originates, but a “lemon” is a car that was defective when you bought it. Because cars are so expensive and are essential to our daily lives, lemon laws exist across the country to protect consumers from driving a new car home, only to find that it’s...read more

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Troublesome Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vehicles Recalled for Numerous Defects

Naturally, many people who buy “luxury vehicles” expect them to be beautiful, high-performance, durable, and equipped with high-quality features. Yet, even the newest and best-in-class vehicles can prove to be troublesome. That seems to be the case with some of the latest Alfa Romeo vehicles, including the 2018 Stelvio which has been recalled by the National...read more

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Do I Have a Lemon Vehicle If My Car Was Recalled?

While a recalled vehicle and a lemon have similarities, they are viewed quite differently under the law. What Is a Recall? It is important first to understand how a recall is determined on a national level. When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deems that a specific vehicle, part, or add-on is no longer meeting the...read more

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What If My Manufacturer Won’t Refund or Replace my Vehicle?

As a vehicle owner, you should understand the legal rights you have and the responsibilities of your vehicle’s manufacturer. In California, lemon law protects you from being sold and stuck with a vehicle that has a defective part. If you have the original warranty, the vehicle manufacturer must attempt to repair the vehicle a “reasonable” number of...read more

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What Car Companies Have the Most Lemons?

Each year, thousands of vehicles are sold to consumers with pieces or parts that don’t work or function as they should. While some of these 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...read more

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General Motors Class Action Alleges Engine Oil Guzzling Defect

General Motors was hit with a certified class action lawsuit earlier this year. The lawsuit was originally dismissed in 2017 before the plaintiffs amended their complaint, which now alleges that the Gen IV Vortec 5300 engines, used in 2010-2014 vehicles, have defects that cause excessive oil consumption and damage the entire engine. Safety Concerns and Fraudulent...read more

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6 Steps to Preparing Your Lemon Law Claim

The excitement of buying a car can quickly turn sour when you find out that you may have purchased a lemon. These vehicles are not just a costly inconvenience but can affect your vehicle’s use, value, and safety. Not every troublesome car is a lemon, but if you believe that you even possibly have one...read more

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