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Lemon Law Refunds and Replacements Were A-Plenty This Spring

June 26, 2013 By: Admin Category: Car Lemon Law, refunds

Spring was a busy time at the 1-800 LEMON LAW headquarters as we successfully helped over 1,000 distressed drivers with their lemon car problems.

We always love to share the positive outcomes of past Lemon Law and breach of warranty cases with our readers, so below are some of the highlights from the past few months. Obviously, all cases are different and we cannot guarantee a particular outcome for any case, but each of these drivers took advantage of our 100% cost-free legal help and fought back against the big-money car companies using State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Laws.

And remember that in addition to the rewards listed, the manufacturer covered all attorney fees. EVERY client received completely free legal help with many cases settled in a matter of months or less.

If you have a claim under the Lemon Law, you could be looking at a complete Lemon Law refund, including taxes, tags, down payment etc. (minus a small mileage offset);  a replacement vehicle; or significant monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle as a result of the problem.

FIVE drivers with leaking 2012 Jeep Wranglers with Water leaks received complete vehicle refunds under the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lemon Laws.

FOUR drivers with leaking 2011 Jeep Wranglers received complete refunds under the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lemon Laws.

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Water leak – Brand new replacement vehicle under Ohio Lemon Law (Brookpark, OH)

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Water leak – Complete refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Wayne, PA)

2012 Ford F-150: Truck convulsing – Client received $7000 cash and got to keep his truck (Whitehall, PA)

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350: Steering alignment -Complete refund under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Bala Cynwyd, PA)

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Transmission vibration – Client received $7250 cash and got to keep his vehicle (New Kensington, PA)

2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Vehicle lost power and was out of service for 33 days -Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law. (Indiana, PA)

2012 Hyundai Sonata: Malfunctions with the radio, bluetooth, and alarm systems – Client received $5250 cash and got to keep his car (Garfield, NJ)

2013 Honda Accord: Broken audio unit – Brand new replacement vehicle under Massachusetts Lemon Law (Amesbury, MA)

2012 Volvo C70: Water leaks – Client received $9500 cash and got to keep his vehicle (Blue Bell, PA)

2012 GMC Yukon Denali: Problems with acceleration and traction control – Brand new replacement vehicle under Ohio Lemon Law (Avon Lake, OH)

2013 Range Rover Sport: Car would not start and was out of service for 29 days – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Hackensack, NJ)

2012 Nissan Altima: Car did not start and was out of service for six weeks – Brand new replacement vehicle under Maryland Lemon Law (Greenbelt, MD)

2011 Jeep Wrangler: Sway bar light problems – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Northfield, NJ)

2012 Hyundai Tucson: Bluetooth/hands free problems – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Exton, PA)

2012 Volvo XC60: Engine replacement led to oil consumption issues – Client received $12,000 and god to keep his vehicle (Huntingdon Valley, PA)

2012 GMC Acadia: Water leaking through dome lights – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Coal Township, PA)

2013 Nissan Altima: Transmission malfunctions – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Philadelphia, PA)

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe: Transmission stalling – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Philadelphia, PA)

2012 Range Rover Evoque: HVAC stopped working and car was out of service for 30 days – Full refund under Connecticut Lemon Law(New Britain, CT)

2011 Chrysler 200: Transmission stalling – Full refund under Ohio Lemon Law (Brunswick, OH)

2012 Hyundai Elantra: All dash lights illuminated and car stopped itself while driving – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Fanwood, NJ)

2012 Fiat 500: Coolant leak and steering shaft vibration – Full refund under Ohio Lemon Law complete (Heath, OH)

2013 Jeep Wrangler: Engine bucking, hesitating, and low on oil – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Red Bank, NJ)

2011 Ford Escape: Engine kicking during acceleration – Client received $6000 cash and got to keep his vehicle (River Vale, NJ)

2011 Chevrolet Camaro: Engine vibration – Brand new replacement vehicle under New York Lemon Law (Staten Island, NY)

2010 Can-Am Spyder: Steering issues and loss of power – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Belmar, NJ)

2012 Chevrolet Impala: Check engine light – Client received $6500 cash and got to keep his car (Chesapeake Beach, MD)

2013 Ford Fusion: Air bag light – Client received $4750 cash and got to keep her car (Flat Rock, Michigan)

2012 Kia Sorrento: Air bag light – Brand new replacement vehicle under New Hampshire Lemon Law (Berlin, NH)

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX: Engine knocking and smoking – Client received $9000 cash and got to keep his car (Vineland, NJ)

2013 Ford Escape: SYNC/MyFord Touch issues that kept the vehicle out of service for more than 40 days – Full refund under Maryland Lemon Law (Silver Spring, MD)

2012 Kia Sorrento: Check engine light, car shut off sporadically – Brand new replacement vehicle under Washington DC Lemon Law (Washington, DC)

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan: Car would not start – Brand new replacement vehicle under New York  Lemon Law (Huntington, NY)

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Water leaks – Client received $5000 and got to keep his vehicle (Robbinsville, NJ)

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Water leaks – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Philadelphia, PA)

2012 Ducati 1199: Oil leak – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Pittsburgh, PA)

2012 Toyota Camry: Sunroof made popping/cracking noises – Client received $5000 cash and got to keep his car (Greensburg, PA)

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Air conditioner problems caused vehicle to be out of service for 45 days – Client received $5000 and got to keep his vehicle (Levittown, PA)

2012 Chevrolet Cruze: Car would not shift into 3rd gear – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania State Lemon Law (Fombell, PA)

2011 Honda Pilot: Issues with Bluetooth sync system – Full refund under Connecticut Lemon Law (Stratford, CT)

2013 Nissan Sentra: Check engine light on, vehicle was out of service for more than 40 days – Client received $7250 cash and got to keep his car (Ridgefield Park, NJ)

2013 Audi A4: Stalling and shaking – Full refund under New York Lemon Law (Glendale, NY)

2011 Ford F-150: Car did not start – Client received $5250 cash and got to keep his truck (Berlin, NH)

2012 Dodge Ram: Check engine light and loss of power – Client received $6000 cash and got to keep his truck (Joppa, MD)

2012 Dodge Charger: Check engine light, oil leak, and other problems had car out of service for more that 60 days – Full refund under Washington DC Lemon Law (Washington, DC)

2012 Audi A7: Oil consumption – Brand new replacement vehicle under New Jersey Lemon Law (Little Ferry, NJ)

2011 Honda Odyssey: Engine stalling – Client received $5500 cash and got to keep her van (Mullica Hill, NJ)

2013 Volkswagen Passat
: Problems with the turbo charger and exhaust system – Brand new replacement vehicle under New York State Lemon Law (Glen Spey, NY)

2012 Ford Focus: Car shut off while driving, once causing the owner to damage the outside of the vehicle – Client received $7000 and got to keep her car (Spraggs, PA)

2012 Toyota Prius: Hybrid system warning light malfunction – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law

2012 KTM 250 SX-F: Fuel injection system – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Hopewell, NJ)

2013 Cadillac XTS: Vibration in drive shaft and tires – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Sciota, PA)

2012 Ford F-150: Engine knocking and fuel injector issues – Client received $10,000 cash and got to keep his truck (Waterford, PA)

2012 Chrysler 200: Steering alignment – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Westampton, NJ)

2012 Ford Explorer: Problems with SYNC/MyFord Touch – Client received $6815 cash and got to keep his vehicle (Conshohocken, PA)

2012 Toyota Highlander: Condensation inside windows, musty smell – Full refund under Massachusetts Lemon Law (Lexington, MA)

2013 Ford Escape: Car would not start – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Swoyersville, PA)

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Service Air Suspension light – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Oxford, PA)

2012 Mazda CX9: Electrical problems with center console – Client received $7500 cash and got to keep her vehicle (Langhorne, PA)

2010 GMC Terrain: Problem with stalling caused vehicle to be out of service for more than 60 days – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Pittsburgh, PA)

2009 Jeep Liberty: Water leaks – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law complete vehicle repurchase (Port Allegany, PA)

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Car would not start – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Philadelphia, PA)

2010 Dodge Ram: Problems with turbo system and power loss – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Guys Mills, PA)

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe: Transmission issues – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Canonsburg, PA)

2010 Honda Odyssey: Car would not start – Brand new replacement vehicle under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Bloomsburg, PA)

2013 Dodge Dart: Problems with transmission and sunroof – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon (Mountain Top, PA)

201 Nissan Altima: Air bag light issues – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Philadelphia, PA)

2012 Honda CR-V: Battery died repeatedly – Brand new replacement vehicle under Maryland Lemon Law (Fort Howard, MD)

2012 Chevrolet Traverse: Air bag light – Brand new replacement vehicle under Ohio Lemon Law (Aurora, OH)

2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Electrical and transmission problems – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Haskell, NJ)

2013 Hyundai Tucson: Electrical issues – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Milton, PA)

2012 Dodge Durango: Engine noise and other mechanical malfunctions – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Chatham, NJ)

2012 Jeep Patriot: Front end noise – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Rockaway, NJ)

2012 Chrysler 300: Check engine light – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Sicklerville, NJ)

2012 Hyundai Genesis: Problems with brakes, fuel pump, and transmission – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Blairstown, NJ)

2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Transmission issues kept car out of service for more than 2 months – Client received $10,000 cash and got to keep her vehicle (Berlin, NJ)

2011 Dodge Ram: Vibration in steering column – Full refund under West Virginia Lemon Law (Martinsburg, WV)

2011 BMW 335xi: Engine noise – Full refund under New York  Lemon Law (Dobbs Ferry, NY)

2012 Mini Cooper: Check engine light – Full refund under Massachusetts Lemon Law (Boston, MA)

2011 Ford Fiesta: Water leak – Client received $5750 cash and got to keep his car (Baltimore, MD)

2012 Jeep Compass: Air bag light – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Meadville, PA)

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Transmission issues – Brand new replacement vehicle under New Jersey Lemon Law (Piscataway, NJ)

2012 Hyundai Tucson: Water leak – Brand new replacement vehicle under Delaware Lemon Law (Claymont, DE)

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe: Stalling and power loss – Full refund under Pennsylvania Lemon Law (Philadelphia, PA)

2012 Dodge Durango: Problems with acceleration – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Pompton Lakes, NJ)

2010 Lexus E-350: Engine failure – Full refund under New Jersey Lemon Law (Old Bridge, NJ)

If you have a defective car and have been out of service three or more times for the same problem, or for an extended period of time, we urge you to look into your Lemon Law rights. Give us a call at 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536-6652) or fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form. We will be glad to discuss your situation with you and see if we can get you back on the road to recovery.


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23 Responses to “Lemon Law Refunds and Replacements Were A-Plenty This Spring”


  1. #1 Vincent Cardella says:

    I have a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro that I purchased this past July 1, 2013. One week after I bought it the Head Up Display started to fade in and out while driving. I took it back to the dealer and was told nothing could be done unless this issue occurred while they were driving it. Of course that did not happen and it worked fine for the next week with the exception of a slight fade to where it was visible but not nearly as bright as it should be. The following Saturday while returning home from a graduation party I was in an unfamiliar area and needed Onstar assistance to guide me home but I could not get my Onstar buttons on my mirror to work. I had to go onto the Mylink app on my phone to put my destination into the system which worked. I kept trying the buttons on the mirror all the home and they didn’t work. This morning I took my car out to see if I could get the Onstar buttons on my mirror to work and they are working again but my Head up Display was not working again and I was able to take several videos of the issue with my phone. I’ve also noticed that I can’t access my Onstar via the steering wheel controls. I don’t know if this is normal for the Camaro but I am able to do this in my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. It seems to me that my 2013 Camaro has an electronics issue and without rewiring the entire car which is nearly impossible this vehicle will never work properly and will give my anguish until I get rid of it which at 52 years old was not in my plans ever. My plan is or was to give this car to my first grandchild when he or she is old enough to drive assuming my daughter can and will have children. I would rather Chevrolet replace this vehicle and not give me a refund. Is there anything you can do to help me?

  2. #2 LemonLaw says:

    @Vincent: They are not going to do anything unless there are actual repairs and even then, you will need to hire a lemon law lawyer. Keep track of every instance and get back to the dealer immediately to discuss what occurred this past week. Once you are in three or more times, please reach out to us with your information at http://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html and we will see what we can do.

  3. #3 Jared Reynolds says:

    2013 Jeep Compass purchase with less than 5 miles less than 6 months ago, four attempts have been made to correct the issue that my vehicle has that makes it pull to the right, I have all of the paperwork. I did go a fifth time under the guidance of a Chrysler representative that called me, emailed me, and set up the “final attempt” for repairs to be made. This last time a Chrysler rep came for the second time and found no issues with the vehicle but stated that the vehicle pulls the direction of the road, whichever way it is tilted for the water to drain properly. A different service technician told me it was the torque steer and happens upon rapid acceleration which is not the case, I have it on cruise control it pulls to the right, driving in traffic it pulls to the right, rapid acceleration, dangerously pulls to the right. I called the representative one last time and told me my last resort was arbitration. I have all of the work orders, certified letters etc… Let me know. Thank you

  4. #4 LemonLaw says:

    @Jared: Please visit http://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html and fill out the info to see if/how we can help.

  5. #5 Well, that's that. Toyota won't fix my roof... - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums says:

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  6. #6 angela smith says:

    2009hundai moter ran hot after three months now they said that I have to pay for the labor to put in a moter

  7. #7 Jenny says:

    I have a 2008 gmc Acadia. In the past two years since I bought the car from a certified gm dealer I have had the car in the shop several times. The airbag recall has been fixed 3 times but still have the service airbag light on. I’ve had torque converter replaces then not even a year later had a new transmission out in. The car steering wheel violently shakes when I go speeds above 50. And now it’s back in for two recalls. One being the airbag again. I can’t seem to catch a break with this car. Do I have any options other the. Continually taking it in for repairs?

  8. #8 LemonLaw says:

    @Jenny: You need to research your state lemon law to find out the statute of limitations.

  9. #9 Gerry says:

    I have had my 2011 Durango for 2 years 4 months I have had the car in the shop 7 times for the same problem of accelerating by itself it’s been to three dealers and I’ve had No luck in fixing the problem the car almost caused my wife and kids to get hit by a semi truck going 70 miles an hour the car was going 70 miles an hour then the problem happened the car decelerated and she was not able to accelerate back up to highway speeds in the semi almost hit them. I told dodge customer care that I would like a different vehicle and they said they could not help me with that I would like to know what I can do to get my money back for the vehicle or a trade that does not cost me any money. This vehicle is dangerous to my family and other drivers on the road and Dodge still cannot fix the problem after seven attempts. Please help.

  10. #10 jimmy butcher says:

    I have a 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited rubicon it has been in the shop 3 or 4 times due to a water leak in the same spot I have pictures of the leak. It has been raining where I live and my passenger side floor board has water in it and you can also see dried water marks on dash I’m worried it will corrode my wiring and have a negative effect on resale value and mold does the lemon law in west Virginia cover that problem

  11. #11 LemonLaw says:

    @Jimmy: Yes, it does. Call 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652) for more information.

  12. #12 David says:

    I have a 2012 Ford Focus SE and the transmission was shuttering and sticking on gears. Went to ford dealer to see about car transmition to them saying the car needed to be broken in and after a month it will be smooth got a service order. The second time I took the car in was again for jerking and shuttering followed by the engine slightly revving at a complete stop, they reset and updated transmission. The third time was due to sync with my ford freezing and again transmition vibrations to the point of rattling in car panels extremely annoying. Took it in the fourth time for the transition slip out of park and hitting my garage door, again they did an investigation said nothing was wrong and reset transmition. The fourth time was due to my car not going into gear couldn’t get past a certain speed going up hills with my foot all the way down on gas peddle follows by nothing when I put the car in automatic mode. I just took the car in a sixth time for transmition problems and now it no longer jerks but it still vibrates car and seats followed by dropping of gear when shifting and you can feel the power loss. I live in El Paso, to and bought the car at casa ford.

  13. #13 Shaleta Conner says:

    Hi we purchased a 2014 Chevy Impala 2/26/2014. We have had problem after problem with this brand new vehicle. The first problem started 1 month after we purchased it. The MyLink system would not work AT ALL we initially reported the issue to OnStar and after they couldn’t fix the issue we were instructed to take the vehicle in to have it looked at. We were told by the dealer service department that they could not find anything wrong with it. Well this has happened at least 4-5 times since. We have also complained several times to the dealer that our emergency break light and traction light comes on while driving the vehicle. This has happened 3/4 times I have notified GMC as well as the dealer and I was informed there was nothing they could unless I brought the vehicle in while the problem was occurring. On one occasion I not a rubbing noise coming from the back of the car, come to find out it was because the emergency break had activated on its on while I was driving. On several occasions we get notifications on the cars screen that a “front camera” needs to be serviced and the car doesn’t have a front camera! Again GMC and the dealer have been constantly notified of these issues but says there hands are tied unless the vehicle is brought in with these issues there’s nothing they can do. Can you help us?

  14. #14 LemonLaw says:

    @Shaleta: Visit http://www.lemonlaw.com/state-lemon-laws/ to find information about the laws in your state.

  15. #15 Meg says:

    I have a 2013 ford escape se 1.6 ecoboost. It’s had a couple recalls. And last month it was in for losing coolant. The reason was a bad waterpump (which should not happen to a car that’s 2 years old). I noticed yesterday that the car is getting low on coolant again, so back to get it fixed again. I’m wondering do i have any rights with this in the state of illinois? What can I do? I don’t think this should be happening to a car that I’ve had for almost 2 years and I still have to pay it off.

  16. #16 Kevin says:

    I purchased a brand new 2014 f150 on December 22, 2014. Within a week I notice my driver side carpet soaked with water. On December 30, 2014 I took it in and a flood test revealed a water leak from the top left corner of the windshield. Windshield was replaced and was told the issue was corrected. Within a month and a half my driver side carpet was once again soaked with water. On February 27, 2014 I returned to the dealership and was once again told that water is leaking in the cab from the exact area. Does Massachusetts consider this vehicle a lemon?

  17. #17 LemonLaw says:

    @Kevin: Once you are in three times, you do have a potential claim. Please call us at 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652) to discuss the situation and how we can help.

  18. #18 Tyler says:

    I purchased a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with 19 miles on it in August. I took it to the shop last week because the Cam seal busted and oil leaked throughout the engine causing it to run erratically. I was charged for an oil change when I picked my car up which I found strange, but anyway, today I am taking my car back to the dealer less than a week from receiving back from the dealer for a loud grinding/popping/cracking sound on the front left side. Two times in 2 weeks for two different issues, and neither were recall related. If I continue to have issues does this qualify or does it have to be the same problem repeatedly?

  19. #19 Bruce Baran says:

    I bought a 2008 Dodge Caliber from a rent to own used car lot…1 hour after driving the transmission seemed to shift ..I called the lot .and no return call..I took car to a large transmission dealer and he said the Dodge does not come with a dip check stick. He said after a test drive. That the car seemed ok. 1st as later the transmission completely blew…the lot is very unconcerned ..and told me that this is out of their hands and between me the warrantee co. And AMMCO.where the car is..with no claim # or order to fix. …please help Bruce 412 452 1270

  20. #20 Jeff Woodhouse says:

    I purchased a used 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with 7K miles in November 2014 from a private party (clean carfax). Since then I have had it into the Jeep dealer for water leaks on both the driver side and passenger side floor boards. I live in Oregon and it rains plus we don’t live in a flat location so the Jeep is always parked at a decline/incline. I am now on my 5th visit to Jeep and they have escalated the matter to Chrysler for review. They have had my Jeep now for 2 weeks and told me that a Regional Chrysler representative will be reviewing the case tomorrow. Jeep dealer told me that Chrysler is aware that Jeeps leak when parked on incline/decline which I cannot find any documentation on the web to substantiate that claim. Of the 5 months I have had this Jeep it as spent nearly 6 weeks at the NW Jeep Dealer. From what I can find on the web its not clear whether I have a qualifying lemon law case in my state or at the federal level? Thank you.

  21. #21 LemonLaw says:

    @Jeff: I think you may have a claim under Federal law. Visit http://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your state.

  22. #22 LemonLaw says:

    @Bruce: Due to the age of the vehicle, it would not fall under the Laws we work with. Please contact the PA Attorney General’s office to see if they can provide assistance. Best of luck to you.

  23. #23 LemonLaw says:

    @Tyler–It needs to be a repeated instance of the same issue.


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