Welcome to the Lemon Law Blog, offering all the latest automotive news and consumer information from the offices of Kimmel & Silverman. From the consumer stories making headlines to recent trends we see in Lemon Law litigation among certain car makes and models, our goal is to educate, enlighten, and enforce drivers' rights under State and Federal consumer statutes. If your lemon car, truck, or motorcycle is driving you crazy, we welcome you to join our conversation, email us, visit our Lemon Law home page, or give us a call at 1-800-536-6652.

Are You Driving a Lemon? Answer These Questions

June 07, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We invest a significant amount of time and money into finding a car perfect for our needs and our family.  However, no matter how hard we work to prevent it, there is a chance we could end up with a defective vehicle, commonly known as a “lemon.”  A vehicle must meet a few requirements to… Read More

NJ Lawmakers Seek to Extend Lemon Law to Used Cars

June 05, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The current New Jersey Lemon Law applies to new cars, personal trucks, and motorcycles, either purchased and leased, which suffer a nonconformity which is a defect or condition that impairs the use, value or safety of the car and cannot be repaired after three attempts by an authorized manufacturer’s dealership. This nonconformity must first occur within… Read More

Chevrolet Cruze Coolant Smell Issue Continues

May 29, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

In the year since we first reported on the Chevrolet Cruze coolant smell problem, we have opened numerous claims from folks who have complained about the issue repeatedly to no avail.  Below is a recent story on the problem from Pittsburgh.  In another story which aired on WSB TV in Atlanta ,  a reporter rented… Read More

Victorious! Three 1 800 LEMON LAW Trial Wins In Last Two Weeks

May 17, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

When searching for a Lemon Law Firm, it is essential that you find counsel with extensive litigation experience.  While a majority of our cases do settle to our client’s satisfaction through pre-litigation, there are others where either the manufacturer tries to low-ball the consumer or they do  not offer anything at all.  If we feel… Read More

2012 and 2013 Dodge Durango Drivers Complain of Surging When Accelerating

May 16, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Is your 2012 or 2013 Dodge Durango surging between 40-70 miles per hour?  You are not alone.  Some consumers have complained of a surge, tugging or fishtail like condition they are experience while driving on smooth roads.  Normally, at the time of the surge, the transmission is in 4th or 5th gear with the throttle… Read More

Torque Converter Blamed For Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Shudder

May 08, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We are getting a number of Nissan Pathfinder drivers calling the 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline complaining of a transmission shudder, a violent shake which seems to worsen at higher speeds. Sadly, the message boards are ablaze with Nissan Pathfinder transmission shudder claims going back to 2009, but we are seeing a number of 2013 models with this… Read More

Now Offering Free West Virginia Lemon Law Help!

April 25, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

As we enter our 22nd year, 1 800 LEMON LAW continues to grow with the goal of helping as many distressed drivers as possible.  We are now offering cost-free legal representation to drivers throughout West Virginia, using the West Virginia Lemon Law and Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. Under the West Virginia Lemon Law, you… Read More

Kia Sorento Rough Idle Issue Is Driving Folks Crazy

April 18, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Last year, right around this time, we wrote about a steering problem with the Kia Sorento, with many cars pulling to the right or to the left, wearing out the tires. This year, drivers are complaining of a Kia Sorento rough idle issue. Message boards have been popping up on a variety on on-line forums… Read More

Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen and Dodge Top 2013 Car Complaint Index

April 16, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The complaints are in and the index are out!  It’s the 2013 Car Complaint Index which looks at which cars receive the most complaints per sales.  These complaints are filed by consumers to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration mostly through NHTSA’s website www.safercar.gov. While this list is a great tool for any car… Read More

Volvo XC60 & XC90 Oil Consumption Problem Oil Problems Leave Volvo XC Drivers High & Dry

March 19, 2013 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

On the heels of the oil consumption issues we continue to see with Audi and Subaru, we are now fielding calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline from Volvo XC drivers who are seeing their low oil lights lighting up with regularity. The Volvo oil consumption issue has caught up with mostly Volvo XC60 and… Read More