What Motorists Should Know About California’s Auto Lemon Law

23rd Apr 2015 Comments Off on What Motorists Should Know About California’s Auto Lemon Law
The California lemon law is designed to protect consumers who discover a serious, unfixable flaw in a vehicle they've purchased or leased. California's lemon law is designed to protect consumers who discover a serious, unfixable flaw in a vehicle they've purchased or leased. Here are key things to know about the law, according to the state Department of Consumer Affairs: [...] Read more ›

Yo Yo Financing, A Really Dirty Deal

20th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Yo Yo Financing, A Really Dirty Deal
If you purchase a car in California, you must sign a Retail Installment Sales Contract (“RISC”). The RISC is 24 inches long and has small type on both the front and the back. The front side contains the deal numbers,finance terms and your signature. It also contains a small box on the left which is entitled SELLER’S RIGHT TO CANCEL. [...] Read more ›

Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles With Air Bag Defects. Is Yours On The List?

17th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles With Air Bag Defects. Is Yours On The List?
Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash. The recalled models include the 2013-14 Ford C-Max compact, Fusion midsize, Escape SUV and the Lincoln MKZ luxury car, all sold in North America. Ford says the restraints control module in the car could short circuit, causing the air-bag warning indicator to light up. If the short circuit [...] Read more ›

Rusted Floor Pans In Nissans Prompt 400 NHTSA Complaints

17th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Rusted Floor Pans In Nissans Prompt 400 NHTSA Complaints
Rust and corrosion in your Nissan floor pans? Is the floorboard in your Nissan rusting and corroding? Are there holes in your Nissan floorboards? Call toll-free at 619-233-7770 or click on the “free evaluation” at the bottom of this page to get a free consultation with our auto defect lawyers about your potential claims. Rusted floor pans in Nissans prompt [...] Read more ›

Ford Recalls 221,000 Police Vehicles, Ambulances And Hearses

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Ford Recalls 221,000 Police Vehicles, Ambulances And Hearses

Ford Motor Co. issued three separate recalls on March 25 involving approximately 221,000 vehicles, including police cars, ambulances and some of the automaker’s Lincoln-brand hearses. The largest part of the recall involves 213,000 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles that the automaker is concerned about after identifying issues with a spring in the vehicles’ interior door handle, which it […]

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Is Jeep’s Fire Hazard Equivalent to GM’s Ignition Switch Defect?

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Is Jeep’s Fire Hazard Equivalent to GM’s Ignition Switch Defect?

In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating post-collision fuel-fed fire claims related to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Liberty. NHTSA had discovered that the plastic fuel tank for certain Jeep Grand Cherokees (1993-2004) and the Jeep Liberty (2002-2007) had been placed between the rear axle and the rear bumper. The design of the vehicles […]

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Kia Recalls 209,000 Soul Vehicles For Accelerator Defect

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Kia Recalls 209,000 Soul Vehicles For Accelerator Defect

Kia Motors America, Inc., has recalled approximately 209,000 Soul and Soul electric vehicles because a portion of the cars’ accelerator pedal has the potential to bend and fracture if the driver applies excessive force. The agency acknowledged the recall in a letter to the automaker, in which it said the defect in certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric […]

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Nissan Recalls 640,000 Altima Sedans

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Nissan Recalls 640,000 Altima Sedans

Nissan North America, Inc., has recalled 640,000 Altima sedans after discovering the cars’ hoods can fly open while in motion. This brings the total number of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles recalled for the lemon safety defect in the past year to nearly 1.1 million. On March 3, Nissan notified dealerships of the recall after the manufacturer discovered certain model year […]

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NHTSA Investigates Nissan Air Bag Fix as Complaints Increase

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on NHTSA Investigates Nissan Air Bag Fix as Complaints Increase

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Nissan Motor Co.’s solution to a defect that deactivates passenger seat air bags and prompted the company to recall more than 1 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation reported that it has received 124 complaints from Nissan and Infiniti owners reporting issues with their cars’ “occupant […]

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Update on the Takata Airbag Lemon Defect

10th Apr 2015 Comments Off on Update on the Takata Airbag Lemon Defect

Last month we have told you how Takata airbags can deploy violently and send metal fragments at passengers in collisions. This is a serious safety defect and it’s only getting bigger. Honda manufactured hundreds of thousands of vehicles with these dangerous airbags. Recently, the automaker said it would recall certain 2008 Pilots, 2004 Civics and 2001 Accords. This adds almost […]

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