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Archive for ‘Defective Car’


Odometer Tampering Is Illegal!

November 11, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Dealership Fraud, Consumer Rights, Dealer Fraud, Defective Car, odometer rollback

Throughout the seventeen years we have been in business, we have received well over 1000 calls pertaining to odometer rollback. It remains a common act of dealer fraud. And as we have repeatedly told consumers, it is illegal.


Does a drip make you flip?

October 02, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Acadia, Accord, Car Lemon Law, Consumer Rights, Defective Car, General Motors, GM, Honda, Kimmel & Silverman, Magnuson Moss, Mold and Mildew, water leak

As the rain has been pouring down this past week, the calls have been pouring into 1-800 LEMON LAW . We have been successfully resolving a large number of water leak claims recently, especially in General Motors SUVs.  But, GM drivers are not alone; I just took a call from a gentleman who has been in 7 times… Read More


It Pays To Listen: Man Tunes In & Wins $7k.

September 12, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Consumer Rights, Defective Car, Kimmel & Silverman, land rover, Magnuson Moss, radio interview, TV interview, volvo

We frequently mention our TV and radio appearances on the blog, with the hope that consumers will tune in and learn.  Automotive Consumer Advocate Michael Sacks, 1-800 LEMON LAW Director of Communications, recently joined Spencer Graves on WDEL’s Consumer Hotline, when a call came in from a distressed driver with a Volvo XC90.  He had close to… Read More


Here’s my problem…..Do I have a lemon?

September 04, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Defective Car, Lemon Law, Mold and Mildew, power steering, sliding doors, Stalling, Warranty, water leak

Every day, we receive many calls to our 1-800-Lemon Law hotline, and most callers have a common question “Do I have a lemon?” As discussed before, a lemon by definition is a vehicle with a significant non-conformity that affects the use, value or safety of the vehicle, and cannot be repaired within a reasonable number of repair attempts…. Read More


Extended Warranties: Bargain or Bogus?

August 04, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Defective Car, extended warranty, Warranty

This past weekend, in her Shortcuts column, New York Times writer Alina Tugend questioned whether a consumer should consider purchasing an extended warranty when buying their car.  She found herself immersed in a maze of terminology, regulations and lawsuits so she sought out some advice from a few well-informed sources: **In their annual auto issue… Read More


The Dealer Can Only Do So Much….

July 09, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: cadillac, Car Lemon Law, Consumer Rights, dealerships, Defective Car, General Motors, GM, Lemon Law, PA Lemon Law, Pennsylvania Lemon Law, TV interview

This morning, while taping a segment for the CW talk show “Speak Up,” we met up with one of our former clients, John Bryant.  John, an accomplished attorney himself, had endured several significant problems with his Cadillac. The battery kept dying, again and again, and he found himself back at the dealer on five different occasions. … Read More


Get Cash PLUS Keep Your Car!

July 01, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Consumer Rights, Defective Car, Kimmel & Silverman, Magnuson Moss, Motorcycles, used cars, Warranty

Strapped for cash?  Who isn’t?  Unemployment is up. News reports continue to flood in about how poor the economy is. As gas prices soar higher, the money in our wallets seems to dwindle. Our homes are not worth what they were and neither are our stock portfolios. So, how would $2,000, $3,000 or even $5000… Read More


Feds Probe Jeep Commander & Pontiac G6

June 26, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Complaint Index, Chrysler, Defective Car, General Motors, jeep, Lemon Law, pontiac, Recall

This year, we have handled numerous lemon law claims with regards to the Jeep Commander (#6 on this year’s Car Complaint Index) and the Pontiac G6.  Now comes word from consumeraffairs.com that NHTSA, The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation which could lead to a recall of 136,444 Commanders and 176,968… Read More


Kimmel & Silverman in Jewish Exponent

June 19, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Awards and Honors, Bob Silverman, Craig Thor Kimmel, Defective Car, Kimmel & Silverman, Lemon Law

From Jewish Exponent (6/19/08) Michael Elkin’s “Stars of David” Column Driving a lemon? 1-800-LEMON L — it’s like “Costanza”; “Stars” just can’t get that commercial jingle out of his head.And at the head of the class are those who came up with that jingle: Robert M. Silverman and Craig Thor Kimmel, founding partners of Kimmel… Read More


Common Car Problem Roundup

June 18, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Chrysler, Defective Car, jeep, kia, Kimmel & Silverman, Lemon Law, Magnuson Moss, Warranty

Every month, we will be highlighting some common trends we are seeing in our lemon law claims.  We have successfully handled numerous cases with the following problems.  If you find that you are experiencing these problems, and you have been back in the shop 3 or more times for the issue, please contact us to… Read More