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Debunking 3 Common Myths about Lemon Laws

Buying a new car should be exciting. The last thing you want to deal with is discovering that you have a lemon. Fortunately, California’s lemon law offers protections for consumers in this situation. When a vehicle is defective and cannot be repaired, you may have grounds to file a lemon law claim. California Lemon Law 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 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: 2017-2019 Kia Cadenza models 2017-2021 Kia Sportage SUV models Short-Circuited Engines in Kia Vehicles The issue is more

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Does Lemon Law Apply to RVs?

You just bought your used recreational vehicle (or ‘’RV”), and you’re excited about the adventure ahead. You’ve been planning this road trip for a while. A few days before the trip, there’s a problem with one of the hoses. No big deal. You get it fixed, and on the way home, there’s a battery 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, 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 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’ 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 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 more

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Newer Vehicles: Is a Tech Complaint a Legitimate Defect?

While we’re not yet at flying cars, modern-day technology has changed the game for car features and smart systems. From voice recognition to Bluetooth, remote starts, and auto-drive features, driving a car has seemingly never been easier, or so it seems. While many of these functions are meant to improve driver safety, that’s only 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 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 more

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