Ford’s Focus and Fiesta “Buyback” Scheme

Has Your Ford Dealership Called To Tell You That They Want to Buyback Your Model Focus or Fiesta? We are getting calls from consumers all over California telling us that their Ford dealership has called them claiming to have a shortage of whichever model Focus or Fiesta they happen to own and asking them to come trade their car in. There are two problems with this scenario. One, … [Read more...]

California Lemon Law and Motor Vehicle Warranty

A purchaser or lessee of a motor vehicle has various rights under both state and federal law if the vehicle does not perform as provided under an express warranty. An express warranty is a seller's promise or guarantee that a buyer relies on when they purchase an item. Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (a federal law that governs consumer product warranties), a company must … [Read more...]

Ford’s Defective Door Latches May Cause Doors to Open While Driving!

Imagine driving down the highway and your car door(s) suddenly open. If you are the owner of a Ford Fusion or a Lincoln MKZ from the 2013 and 2014 model years, or a Ford Fiesta from 2011 to 2014, your imagination could become an alarming reality. Ford is expanding a recall to fix door latches that may not stay closed. The recall now covers almost 546,000 vehicles manufactured at … [Read more...]

Is Your Nissan CVT Transmission System Making Your Vehicle a Lemon?

For some owners of 2013 - 2017 Nissan Sentra, Versa, Versa Note, Altima, Rogue, Murano, or Pathfinder vehicles equipped with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), Nissan’s “Innovation that Excites” global brand platform has been more along the lines of Innovation that Frustrates. There is nothing “exciting” about owning a brand new vehicle that you are constantly having … [Read more...]

Is Your 2015 Chrysler 200 A Lemon?

The check engine light repeatedly comes on, the transmission slips, hesitates or stalls, and the dealer has replaced the transmission control module (TCM) in your 2015 Chrysler 200 more than once. You have made repeated trips to your Chrysler dealership for the same transmission system problems and have been told “it’s not the transmission, it’s the way you’re driving, or it’s … [Read more...]

What to Watch Out for in a Lemon Law Retainer Agreement

It has recently come to our attention that a number of California Lemon Law firms charge up front for their services. In addition, some will take a percentage of what they win for you on top of the attorney’s fees and costs that are paid directly by the automobile manufacturer, which is double dipping. One large Los Angeles law firm’s retainer states that the firm gets 50% of all … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Biggest Lemons In 2015

Each year, thousands of consumers register complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the BBB, and automobile manufacturers about their defective vehicles. Some consumers will attempt to seek a remedy to the problem on their own, thinking that they cannot afford to hire an attorney, or that going through the BBB arbitration process is the best course … [Read more...]