Is Your Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel a Lemon?

Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) began delivering “clean diesel” vehicles beginning in 2007. In certain FCA cars, trucks, and SUVs, the engine was known as an EcoDiesel engine. FCA used EcoDiesel engines in its Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee models between 2014 and 2016. Allegations about defeat devices and cheat software in EcoDiesel trucks lead to FCA being sued in federal court … [Read more...]

What Does it Mean When GM Says They Will “Buyback” Your Vehicle?

If GM is offering to “buyback” your Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac or GMC vehicle, that does not mean that they are going to cut you a check in the amount of what you paid for your vehicle. The dealership is actually offering to take your vehicle back — as a trade-in for another car. This type of buyback does not work out to your benefit, especially if you owe more on your vehicle than … [Read more...]

What to Do if You Think Your Ford is a Lemon

Auto defects can range anywhere from the very minor, easily resolved problems to defects — or hidden faults — that warrant the car being classified as a “lemon.” Not all bad cars qualify as lemons, so it’s important to know how and when California’s Lemon Law applies to your particular vehicle and situation. Over the years, The California Lemon Law Group has successfully settled … [Read more...]

Is Your GM, Chevrolet, Cadillac or Buick a Lemon?

Every Chevrolet has problems. Some more than others. And some problems have lemon law remedies. Under the California lemon law, the manufacturer has the opportunity to make a “reasonable number” of repair attempts on your GM vehicle. Even so, GM may require a consumer to go through arbitration before they file a lawsuit. However, the California lemon law does not require the … [Read more...]

FCA Group: Fiat Chrysler, Dodge Lemon Law

Have you made repeated trips to your Fiat, Chrysler, or Dodge dealership for the EXACT same problem with your vehicle and the problem is never resolved? If so, you may be entitled to file a lemon law claim. The California Lemon Law, or the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, applies to three types of vehicles: New vehicles that are still covered by their original factory … [Read more...]

Is Your 2017 Ford F-150 a Lemon?

Ford and General Motors collaborated on the 10-speed transmission for the F-150, although Ford had the engineering lead on it. Not long after Ford started rolling out F-150s with these transmissions, Chevrolet launched their 2017 Camaro ZL1, also with the 10-speed transmission. It didn't take long for consumer complaints to start rolling in. The main complaint we’re hearing about … [Read more...]

2017 Ford Fusion Lemon Law Cases

Have you taken your 2017 Ford Fusion back to the dealership four or more times for any, or all, of these engine or transmission system problems: Engine shuddering, hesitating, lacking power, stalling, activation of the “Transmission Overheat” warning light, activation of the “Check Engine” warning light, or grinding. Are you thinking about making a lemon law claim? The California … [Read more...]

Lemon Law Cases: 2017 Ford Fiesta and 2017 Ford Focus

Unfortunately, 2017 Ford Fiesta and 2017 Ford Fiesta owners are plagued by the same transmission problems that occurred in the 2011 to 2016 year models. Fortunately, we can help you determine whether or not your vehicle qualifies as a lemon under the California Lemon Law. The most common complaints we are hearing from 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Fiesta owners are transmission … [Read more...]

2016 – 2017 Chrysler 200 Transmission Problems

Owners of 2016 and 2017 Chrysler 200 have been calling us about various recurring problems with their vehicles such as transmission problems, sudden lunges, and axle vibrations at low speeds, to name a few. Most of the complaints have been about the 2015 Chrysler 200, however, we’re seeing much of the same problems with model years 2016 and 2017. The worst complaints have been in … [Read more...]

California Lemon Law – 2017 in Review

In a year when we’ve seen many consumer protection laws and regulations being rolled back, it’s good to know that California residents still have the California Lemon Law on their side! In fact, California has one of the strongest and most pro-consumer lemon laws in the entire country. Which Vehicles Had the Most Lemon Law Claims in 2017? We certainly cannot speak for the entire … [Read more...]