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.

Defect Alert – Chevrolet Cruze Coolant Leak

March 16, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Driving a Chevrolet Cruze? Check your coolant levels because it appears that there may be a problem. Forums are popping up discussing the issue, and we recently opened a claim where the car has been in the shop for over six weeks for a coolant leak because parts are unavailable. In another situation, a consumer… Read More

Why Use A Lemon Law Lawyer?

March 06, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The Lemon Law seems so cut and dry, so easy, so black and white… you are in the shop a continuous number of times for the same problem and the manufacturer is supposed to give you a new car or full refund, right? There should be no ifs, and or buts about it, according to… Read More

GMC Acadia Water Leak Problem Continues – Water Leaks Inside The Vehicle

February 22, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The GMC Acadia water leak problem continues to be an issue. As far back as 2009, we were writing how GMC Acadia drivers were dealing with a water leak problem which was leaving them and their passengers “all wet,” not to mention the floor boards and the electrical systems. Sadly, the problem is now occurring… Read More

Defect Alert: Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan Rotor Issues

February 10, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We are receiving a large number of calls to the 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline pertaining to brake and rotors problems with Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles. While dealers sometimes say that brakes are normal wear and tear items, we are finding rotors and pads that need to be replaced every 5,000-10,000 miles, and… Read More

Sync Still Stinks Says Ford & Lincoln Drivers

February 08, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We have previously reported about the numerous problems Ford and Lincoln drivers are encountering with their Microsoft Sync/My Touch systems. Dropped calls, navigation failure and computer issues are just the tip of the iceberg; and now many consumers are being told another software fix will not be available until June 2012. We have seen this problem in… Read More

PA Newspaper Salutes Lemon Law Firm on 20 Years

February 08, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Kimmel and Silverman is thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of helping distressed drivers with their Lemon Law and breach of warranty claims. It’s sometimes hard to comprehend that we have helped over 65,000 folks in that time, and our services now spread over fourteen states. That’s exactly where we’re at today, though. All of it… Read More

Ford Recalls Half Million Freestar, Escape & Mercury Monterey Vehicles

January 12, 2012 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

This Pennsylvania Lemon Law Ford recall alert comes courtesy of our good friend Jim Donovan, consumer crusader at Philadelphia’s CBS-3. Ford is recalling almost 500,000 SUVs and minivans due to mechanic defects. First up on the list is more than 205,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans, model years 2004 and 2005, due to faulty torque… Read More

Recent Lemon Law Refunds and Repurchases

December 16, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The end of the year is here but we have been busier than ever at 1800 LEMON LAW assisting distressed drivers with their defective vehicles.  Since many folks don’t believe how well the State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Statutes work, we always like to update readers on recent refunds and repurchases.  Many of these… Read More

Defect Alert – Death Wobble in Jeep Wranglers

December 01, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

While we have repeatedly discussed the water leak problem that is occurring in thousands of Jeep Wrangler vehicles, we have also seen several Wrangler cases with a less-discussed problem, something called a “death wobble.” We have succeeded in cases regarding this issue and we thought it was important to bring the matter to Wrangler drivers’… Read More

When Does A Used Car Cost More Than A New One?

November 18, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

“I purchased a used car and the dealer didn’t tell me….” We cannot count the number of calls to the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline starting with this sympathetic phrase.  They didn’t know it was a rental car, off a lease, had more than one owner, or was in an accident.  Well guess what?  Any reader… Read More