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Archive for ‘Warranty’


Buying Used? Protect Yourself!

July 14, 2011 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Carfax Report, used cars, Warranty

We have been receiving a number of e-mails and phone calls lately regarding older cars.  Buying a used car is a tremendous gamble and it you’re not careful, your dream car may have previously been someone else’s nightmare.  Here are a few tips to make sure you are not taken for a ride when buying… Read More


“No Fix Is Available At This Time.” Whose Fault Is That?

April 20, 2011 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Warranty

As we have frequently reported in the Lemon Law Blog, this downtrodden economy has eroded the quality of manufacturers warranties. The industry has placed tremendous limitations on warranty repairs.  Manufacturers have set specific time limits on how long it should take for a mechanic to duplicate a problem and fix it.  Unfortunately, many problems are… Read More


The Importance of The Repair Invoice

June 03, 2010 By: LemonLaw Category: Lemon Law, records, repair invoices, Warranty

I hope I don’t sound like a broken record, but we cannot stress the importance of repair invoices. A young lady called today on the 1800 LEMON LAW hotline  to complain about the water leaks in her Jeep–she has been there too many times to count.  Now, anyone who reads our blog knows that we… Read More


VW & Mazda Warranty Changes

August 13, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Mazda, volkswagen, Warranty

This just in–Edmunds is reporting that Volkswagen, once revered for having a 4 year/50,000 mile original manufacturers warranty, is now reducing the coverage to 3 years/ 36,000 miles on all 2009 models and newer.  The good news is that like several other high-end manufacturers, VW will be covering this cost of all scheduled maintenance up to 36,000… Read More


Buy Buy Buy! But Be Careful.

July 25, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Complaint Index, Car Lemon Law, center for auto safety, Warranty

No, we are not talking about that ridiculous boy band song.  We are saying that if you have some money in your pocket, now is the time to consider buying a new set of wheels. The incentives are very attractive, there are many dealers out there who are hungry to make a great deal with… Read More


Is Chrysler’s Bankruptcy Affecting Your Rights?

May 22, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: auto bailout, bankruptcy, Car Lemon Law, Chrysler, dodge, jeep, jeep commander, jeep grand cherokee, jeep liberty, jeep wrangler, legislation, Lemon Law, Warranty

No doubt you have read all about the Chrysler bankruptcy in the headlines.  It has been covered by print outlets and blogs throughout the Country, or perhaps you heard Kimmel and Silverman attorney Bob Silverman discuss the situation on the local news.  All current Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep owners and anyone who intends to purchase… Read More


Pontiac is phasing out, but your lemon law rights are not.

April 27, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: General Motors, GM, pontiac, Warranty

It’s a sad day in the history of automobiles.  Autoblog reports that General Motors will phase out Pontiac by the end of 2010, and will build its accelerated visibility plan surrounding its four remaining brands:  Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.  By the end of the year, we will also know if and how GM will move… Read More


Will an oil change void your manufacturers warranty?

April 22, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Coolant and Oil Problems, engine sludge, maintenance, records, Warranty

An interesting article today in AOL’s automotive section sparks a debate we have seen many times over the years.  A consumer starts to encounter problems with their engine.   The car starts to sputter, the service engine soon light comes on, and then all of a sudden, the distressed driver finds himself stuck in the middle… Read More


The “Can Not Duplicate” Conundrum

March 27, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: consumer rights, dealerships, Defective Car, maintenance, records, repair invoices, Warranty

More and more consumers are calling into the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline with a problem that “can not be duplicated” by the service department.  Whether it be braking, a sensor light, an alignment issue or a strange noise in the engine, nothing is more frustrating than having a well-intentioned service adviser tell you that they… Read More


Bang Bang Bang Goes The Tranny…

February 06, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Ford, ford explorer, transmission, Warranty

We are receiving many calls on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline from folks who are suffering significant transmission problems, where the vehicle is having troubles going from one gear to another.  Most notably, we have taken several Ford Explorer cases this week. In two of these cases, they were in for transmission repair significant times under warranty… Read More