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...]

2011-2015 Ford Mustangs Enter Lemon Law Territory

Complaints about the 2011 - 2015 Ford Mustang MT-82 transmission range from clutch problems to the engine shutting down while driving to a sudden inability to shift gears, and everything in between. Car enthusiasts are passionate about their muscle cars. Some would argue that the history of the muscle car dates back to the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. It wasn't until 1964 when the … [Read more...]

Thor Motor Coach Slide-Outs are Making Campers Very Unhappy

The laundry list of consumer complaints about Thor’s motorhomes range from windshield problems to water heater problems to slide motors and step motors burning out — and the list goes on and on. When the slide system fails, it causes a whole host of issues, including the need to manually move the slide back in. If you have the long slide, hopefully you’ve been camping right next … [Read more...]

Is Your Fiat 500 a Lemon?

In its 2014 Reliability Survey, Consumer Reports named the Fiat 500 L the least reliable compact car and least reliable car overall. The Fiat 500L is currently the least reliable new car, with a predicted reliability score that is 219 percent worse than average. Looked at another way, the 500L has about 16 times the problem rate of the most reliable car... Consumer Reports In … [Read more...]

What Are Your Chances of Winning a Lemon Lawsuit Against Ford?

If you're reading this article, chances are you have already brought your 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta or your 2012-2016 Ford Focus into the shop at least once for shuddering, hesitating, lacking power, stalling, activation of the "Transmission Overheat" warning light, activation of the "Check Engine" warning light, grinding, jerking, etc., etc. The Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta Lemon … [Read more...]

Ford Dealers Offering to “Buy Back” the Fiesta and Focus

Has your Ford dealer contacted you about a special offer to "buy back" your Ford Focus or Fiesta because they need it? Most likely they’re not making this offer because they desperately need your Focus or Fiesta for their used car inventory. Chances are, Ford Motor Company has advised their Ford dealerships to "buy back" these cars in order keep them from becoming Lemon Law cases … [Read more...]

Can I Give My Lemon Car Back to the Dealer?

Do you remember how much you loved your new car when you first drove it home? Everything from the make and model, to all of the latest high-tech features it came equipped with, to the way you felt as you drove down the road. It made you smile! Now you find yourself returning to the dealership time and time again trying to get the same problem fixed. Whatever defect your car has, … [Read more...]

Arbitration vs. Lemon Law Cases

Dealerships typically ask consumers to agree to arbitration in a stand-alone agreement or as part of the retail installment sales contract signed in the F&I (Finance and Insurance) office. The arbitration clause is usually buried somewhere on the backside of the contract, interspersed amongst other legal jargon written by attorneys, for attorneys, that consumers never really … [Read more...]

2013 and 2014 Dodge Darts Are Plagued with Transmission System Defects

Is your 2013 or 2014 Dodge Dart shifting roughly, over-revving before shifting,  failing to shift, making a grinding noise, running rough, exhibiting a burning smell, or overheating?   Chrysler knows that the 2013 and 2014 Dodge Darts feature a defective hydraulic clutch system that does not function as expected and is instead plagued by problems and safety concerns. … [Read more...]