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Kia Recalls Nearly 380,000 Vehicles for Potential Fire Risk

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  March 22, 2021
  Kia, Lemon Law, Recalls

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

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  March 12, 2021
  Hyundai, Lemon Law, Recalls

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

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

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  September 18, 2020
  Lemon Law

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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