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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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Massive Car Dealer Fraud Affects California, Arizona Used Car Buyers

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

An investigative report recently uncovered a massive fraud being perpetrated by several auto dealerships in Arizona. Buyers from Arizona and California have been learning shocking information after trading in their old cars and purchasing new ones: They are not, in fact, the legal owners of their new cars. Moreover, their old trade-ins have not… Read More »

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Can I File a Lemon Law Claim after a Private Party Vehicle Purchase?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

You might already know that California’s Lemon Law offers protection to buyers of new and certified used vehicles. Often, buyers see a purchase of a new or certified used vehicle as offering greater protection against defects in the vehicle. That said, is it true that you’d be completely without recourse if you purchased a… Read More »

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Can I File a Lemon Law Claim, Even If My Warranty Has Expired?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

California’s Lemon Law offers buyers of new and certain used vehicles a right to compensation or replacement of a vehicle when it has an unrepairable defect. Normally, only vehicles covered by warranty are eligible for a remedy under the Lemon Law, but there are cases when owners of a defective vehicle may have a… Read More »

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California’s Laws For Sales of “Certified” Used Cars

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Buying a used car can feel like a little bit of a gamble. Even if you feel knowledgeable about cars and give the vehicle a thorough examination before making a purchase, issues can pop up after the car is off the lot that will suddenly turn a good deal sour. Many used car buyers… Read More »

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What are Three Common Problems with Lemon Law Buyback Offers?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Vehicle manufacturers want to give themselves the best deal possible when buying back a vehicle that’s been deemed a lemon. Manufacturers often attempt to take advantage of the customer’s inexperience by inserting terms into a buyback offer that are not in the customer’s best interests. With the help of a skilled attorney, consumers can… Read More »

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California Laws on Buying and Selling Junked or Salvage Vehicles

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

California has many laws discouraging auto dealer fraud, but this doesn’t stop unscrupulous car dealers from attempting to scam vulnerable car buyers. In some cases, car dealers will sell salvage vehicles without disclosing the fact that the car has sustained major damage in a crash or other accident. Learn more about California’s laws on… Read More »

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