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 — Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Check Engine Light

October 28, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Hyundai is a company known for quality and solid customer service,  which it is why it so surprising that we are continuing to get calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline from so many distressed 2011 Hyundai Sonata drivers. We recently wrote about the tire and alignment troubles and transmission problems, and now we… Read More

Defect Alert – Subaru Impreza WRX Engine and Transmission Problems

October 13, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline has been abuzz with Subaru WRX drivers calling in complaining about issues with their transmission and/or turbo engine. Problems include loss of power, check engine light, clutch noise, fluid leaks, and assorted transmission issues. If your Subaru Impreza WRX is heading back to the repair shop repeatedly, or if the car has been… Read More

When It Comes to Winning Your Lemon Law Case, It’s All About The Lawyer’s License

September 22, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Today’s post deals with a huge pet peeve of ours, an issue which affects many drivers. Every week, we receive calls on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline from distressed drivers who are already represented by other lemon law firms throughout the Country. Sometimes, they are calling with a simple question and we refer them back… Read More

Hyundai Sonata Transmission & Tire Troubles

September 15, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The message boards and the 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline are both buzzing with 2011 Hyundai Sonata drivers who are complaining about two major problems, both of which significantly affect the use, value and safety of the vehicle. First, we are seeing a number of problems with the transmission in the limited edition Hyundai Sonata turbo engine models…. Read More

A Phone Call From A Used Car Dealer

August 22, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

As you can expect, Monday mornings are quite busy for us.  Often times, we are going through 25-40 voice mails from consumers who have left messages on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline over the weekend.  This week, we received our first-ever call from a used car dealer.  The dealer, based in Delaware, was complaining that… Read More

Chevy Equinox Transmission Problems

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

Is your Chevy Equinox bucking and jerking, especially when the air conditioner is on? You are not alone. Numerous Chevy Equinox drivers are calling the LEMON LAW hotline to discuss the problems they are experiencing with their Chevy Equinox transmission. Service advisers cannot figure out how to fix the problem, nor can they identify how… Read More

Is Your Ford Sync System Not In Sync?

August 04, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

When Ford and Microsoft teamed up to put together the ultimate entertainment and communication system, it received a tremendous amount of positive press.  Sync has a lofty goal, serving as an all-in-one unit that allows you to make hands-free calls, receive audible text messages, connect to google maps, and control your music settings.  It even… Read More

Chrysler Recalls More Than 242,000 Dodge Ram Pick-Up Trucks

July 14, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Chrysler will recall nearly a quarter of a million Dodge Ram pick-up trucks due to a poor tie rod assembly issue in the front steering system. The Dodge Ram recall according to Dodge representatives is the defective assembly may cause the part to fracture, and often occurs while maneuvering at low speeds, such as driving… Read More

Buying Used? Protect Yourself!

July 14, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

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

A Week of Lemon Law Stories in Wilkes Barre, PA

July 11, 2011 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Looking to learn more about car buying and your consumer rights?  WBRE Eyewitness News interviewed 1-800 LEMON LAW Communications Director Michael Sacks on a variety of lemon and car buying stories this month. The first story, ‘the list the manufacturers don’t want you to see’, looked at the popular Car Complaint Index, the list of… Read More