California Lemon Law vs Class Action Lawsuits

Owners and lessees of 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2015 Chrysler 200, or 2015 ProMaster City opted in on a class action settlement over allegations that Fiat Chrysler supplied defective automatic transmissions. Class action lawsuits regarding vehicles are common practice. The problem with a class action lawsuit is that the only people who actually come out … [Read more...]

Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus Class Action Settlement Reached – Now what?

So you bought a 2012-2016 Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus in California, what now? If you are reading this blog post, chances are your 2012-2016 Fiesta or Focus has experienced the same shuddering, hesitating, jerking, lack of power, failure to shift, failure to start, grinding, activation of the "CHECK ENGINE" warning light, activation of the "TRANSMISSION OVERHEAT" warning light, or … [Read more...]

Landmark California Lemon Law Arbitration Case

On June 4, 2013, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District issued a ruling in a lemon law case holding that the arbitration clause in California’s standard automobile sale contracts is illegal and unenforceable. This landmark case is called Vargas v. Sai Monrovia B, Inc. (Docket No. B237257). The Plaintiff purchased a Mini Cooper S from Assael BMW Mini of … [Read more...]

Toyota To Pay $1.1 Billion in ‘Unintended Acceleration’ Case and $17.35 Million for Waiting Too Long to Issue Recalls

Today, Toyota announced that they will pay $1.1 billion to settle the numerous lawsuits alleging "unintended acceleration" where their vehicle's throttles jammed open. Toyota will create a fund for additional retrofitting of 3.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles with technology to make them easier to stop in panic situations as part of the agreement. For models that cannot be … [Read more...]

Small Claims Court Not For Lemon Law

Heather Peters sued Honda in Small Claims Court in Los Angeles earlier this year for allegedly false claims regarding the fuel mileage on the 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid model. In her suit, Peters claimed that advertisements stated the 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid could achieve up to 50 miles per gallon and her reliance upon these claims made her purchase the vehicle. However, she was only … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Class Action Lawsuits Regarding Your Vehicle

There are so many class action lawsuits regarding vehicles that it is hard to keep up with all of them. The problem with a class action lawsuit is that the only people who actually come out with a sizeable settlement are the attorneys and the lead plaintiff or plaintiffs. If you have ever been involved in a class action, you probably already know that your "settlement" is worth … [Read more...]