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Auto Safety Recalls During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

When an auto manufacturer or a government agency determines that a car or auto part is defective, the manufacturer will issue a recall. We have discussed several of these recalls, and the dangers that can result from a company ignoring safety issues and failing to issue a recall (or when drivers ignore safety recalls)…. Read More »

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What is a “Reasonable Number of Repair Opportunities” under California’s Lemon Law?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Many people believe that they cannot take advantage of California’s Lemon Law without first conducting many serious repairs on their vehicle. Auto manufacturers and auto dealers are perfectly happy for buyers to believe this, because it keeps people from utilizing the rights they are granted under California law. In reality, the standard for seeking… Read More »

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California Car Buyer Bill of Rights

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

California’s consumer protection and lemon laws go beyond giving buyers a legal right to sue for fraud or undisclosed defects. The law spells out a car buyer Bill of Rights that applies whenever Californians buy a new or certified used car from a dealership. The rights do not apply to private sales, out-of-state purchases,… Read More »

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When Can You Use California’s Lemon Law?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

If you buy a new or certified used vehicle, you deserve a vehicle that meets typical usage and safety standards. If you are sold a “lemon,” a car that looks fine from the outside but hides unreasonable defects, you are protected under California’s Lemon Law. You have the right to get your car fixed… Read More »

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Ford Faces Multiple Jury Verdicts For Undisclosed Transmission Defects

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Ford Motor Company has been facing a series of lawsuits, including a massive class action, relating to problems with its PowerShift transmission system.  A second jury in as many months has ruled that Ford knowingly put a faulty product on the market, defrauding consumers and leaving them stuck shelling out car payments for unsafe… Read More »

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GM Recalls Millions of Trucks and SUVs over Braking, Fire Concerns

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

In a series of recalls beginning in June of this year, American automaker General Motors has recalled millions of its SUVs and pickup trucks over a series of safety concerns, ranging from the possibility that faulty gas lines could start fires inside the vehicles, to problems with brake sensors that could cause the vehicles… Read More »

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Tesla Under Investigation for Fire Risk and also Under Monitoring for “Smart Summon” Feature

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently opened an investigation into electric car manufacturer Tesla over what have been labeled “non-crash fires.” The automaker has also garnered national attention for its newly-released “Smart Summon” feature, which allows the car to drive itself for short periods. Read on to learn about the potential… Read More »

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2012-2016 Kia Soul Targeted for Recalls Due to Stalling and Fire Risk

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Car manufacturer Kia and its parent company Hyundai are again the subjects of troubling stories regarding the safety of their vehicles. Earlier this summer, we reported on a recall of certain Kia models—the second recall of the Sportage, Optima, and Sorrento in as many years. Now, the company has issued a recall notice for… Read More »

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Report Reveals that Thousands of Ford Customers Forced to Make 3 or More Repair Attempts

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

The Ford PowerShift transmission, introduced in new vehicles in 2009, has long been the target of controversy. Ten years after its initial introduction, the PowerShift, also known as the DPS6 transmission, remains the source of controversy and serious customer complaints. According to recent reporting, the federal government may soon take action to seek answers… Read More »

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Dangerous Defects in Kia Engines Lead to Second Recall of the Same Vehicle in Two Years

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

In recent years, the Korean car manufacturer Kia has struggled to ensure the safety of its vehicles’ engines. Only two years after an initial recall over serious concerns with the safety of its engines, it is conducting yet another recall of the same vehicles based on potential errors in how the first round of… Read More »

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