2017 Ford Focus: New Look, Same Problematic Transmission

Have you taken your 2011 to 2016 Ford Focus into a Ford authorized repair facility at least four times for the same transmission system problems? Chances are you’re going to be doing the same with the new 2017 Focus. The 2017 Focus has a new design but the same dual clutch “automatic” transmission system as previous year models. If buying “Made in the USA” was one of the reasons … [Read more...]

How Do You Know Your Vehicle is a Lemon? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What qualifies as a Lemon Car? Should you go through arbitration before you start a Lemon Law Case? Is a dealership "buyback" better than a California Lemon Law Buyback? These and other questions are answered in this California Lemon Law Infographic. … [Read more...]

Is Your Mitsubishi Outlander A Lemon?

Not every Mitsubishi Outlander that rolls off the assembly line will experience problems with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). Likewise, not every lemon law case is exactly the same. However, if you’ve had to take your Mitsubishi Outlander to a Mitsubishi dealership four or more times for any of the following problems and the problem persists, you may be able to seek … [Read more...]

Lemon Law Alert: Ford, Nissan and Jeep/Chrysler Transmissions

The California Lemon Law Group successfully resolves thousands of cases every year for new and used vehicle owners. While there are various reasons for filing a lemon law case, the top consumer complaints have been with the Ford, Nissan, and Jeep/Chrysler transmission systems. Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus 2011 - 2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012 - 2016 Ford Focus. If you have taken your … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]