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NHTSA Alleges Tesla Touchscreen Failures Pose Safety Concerns

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  March 8, 2021
  Lemon Law, Tech Cars, Tesla

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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Hyundai Issues Electric Vehicle Recall

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  March 1, 2021
  Auto Recalls, Chevrolet, Hyundai, News, Recalls

Hyundai Issues Electric Vehicle Recall Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric Cars Catch Fire Car manufacturer Hyundai has issued its second recall of electric vehicles in less than a year. In October of 2020, 12 fires were reported in Kona Electric cars, causing the company to recall 6,707 vehicles. The fault lies in the batteries. Software...read more

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Why Would My Car Warranty Be Void?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  February 24, 2021
  Warranties

When you buy something new, you expect it to work, and you expect it to last. This is why new products come with warranties. Oftentimes, you will even buy extra insurance on your new product to protect it beyond its manufacturer warranty. Car dealerships tend to be pretty good about offering lots of great warranties...read more

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

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  February 11, 2021
  Lemon Law

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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5 New Cars to Avoid This Year

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  February 2, 2021
  Uncategorized

Today, most cars are produced and sold to maximize safety and comfort for vehicle occupants. Nearly all car manufacturers try to hit those buzzwords you’re looking for to showcase their vehicle’s superiority over the competition: high-performance, luxurious, innovative, eco-friendly, and affordable. But that doesn’t mean that all cars are created equal in terms of performance...read more

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What Is Recall Clustering?

By Norman Taylor & Associates

Recall clustering is a phenomenon that occurs when automakers delay recalls to minimize stock penalties and avoid being the first safety issue in a news cycle. Researchers at Notre Dame recently uncovered the problematic trend in a study called, “Hiding in the Herd: The Product Recall Clustering Phenomenon.” After analyzing 3,117 auto recalls over a 48-year period, researchers...read more

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Ford Tries to Shirk Responsibility in Takata Airbag Recalls

By Norman Taylor & Associates

In 2017, Ford petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to not recall its vehicles containing Takata airbags. Fortunately, the NHTSA denied this request, and Ford announced its recall of 3 million vehicles in the United States and Canada on January 26, 2021. This recall is the most recent installment of one of “the largest and...read more

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Troublesome Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vehicles Recalled for Numerous Defects

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 14, 2021
  Lemon Law, News, Recalls

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?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  December 11, 2020
  Lemon Law, Recalls

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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October is National Fall Car Care Month

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 23, 2020
  News

October is National Fall Car Care Month. Every year, the Car Care Council designates two months out of the year to bring awareness to the importance of regular car care – one in the spring and one in the fall. In the springtime, winter is ending and cars should be prepared for spring driving and summer road...read more

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Common Transmission Problems in Lemon Law Cases

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 14, 2020
  Transmission Defects

It probably goes without saying that a vehicle without a properly operating or functioning transmission system will inevitably run into some problems. As experts in the field of lemon law, the attorneys at Norman Taylor & Associates know all too well about common transmission problems that occur because of defective vehicle parts. Here are some...read more

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Newer Vehicles: Is a Tech Complaint a Legitimate Defect?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 2, 2020
  Lemon Law

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 the...read more

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