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.

Toyota Adds 600,000 Vehicles To Recall

January 26, 2010 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Back in late November, we reported that Toyota was recalling 4 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles due to faulty accelerator pedals after NHTSA reported more than 2,000 instances of sudden acceleration. This past Thursday, the manufacturer announced it is recalling an additional 600,000 vehicles.  The new recall affects 2009- 2010 Toyota RAV4 models, 2009-2010 Toyota… Read More

Recent Lemon Law Refunds, Repurchases & Replacements

January 26, 2010 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

It’s time again for us to provide a roundup of recent refunds, repurchases and replacements.  Under the State Lemon Laws and the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, all of our clients receive completely cost-free legal help, with the manufacturers covering the legal fees ON TOP OF what our client receives. We are very proud of our efforts… Read More

RIP Pittsburgh Consumer Reporter & TV Legend Yvonne Zanos

January 08, 2010 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

One of the roles we treasure most at Kimmel and Silverman is serving as automotive consumer advocates, working with reporters and producers throughout the Nation to educate consumers on their lemon law and car buying rights.  Our efforts and our clients have been featured in hundreds of consumer stories, each designed to empower consumers to… Read More

Recall Alert: Faulty Roof Panels on 2005-07 Corvettes

December 29, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

According to Autoweek, General Motors will recall more than 22,000 Corvettes, model year 2005-2007, for a roof panel problem. The recall covers the models with the removable roof panel. The issue was discovered once General Motors noticed problems with the adhesive that bonds the plastic roof panel to its frame. If the bond breaks, the roof panel… Read More

Nissan GT-R Tire Tread Problem

December 24, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The Nissan GT-R is one of the hottest cars on the road, an ideal car for a driver in love with speed and performance.  Unfortunately, that smooth ride starts to get rough quite quickly as a result of an inside tread problem with the tires. Normally, run-flat tires have very hard sidewalls, essential for maintaining… Read More

NJ Lemon Law for Emergency Vehicles Passes House

December 08, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

New Jersey State Assembly unanimously passed A3396, a Bill which would provide lemon law protection to emergency vehicles throughout the Garden State, including fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars. We congratulate “Medic Doug” who has truly been the guiding force behind this Bill, and the Bill’s sponsors, Assemblyman Gary Chiusano, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and… Read More

Toyota to Replace Gas Pedal in 4 Million Toyota & Lexus Models

November 25, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Earlier this month, we reported on the problem involving sudden acceleration in certain Toyota and Lexus models. In the past, the manufacturer was blaming the issue on floor mats, but after more than 2,000 instances were reported by the National Highway Traffic And Safety Administration, there was no doubt plenty of fear in many drivers’… Read More

Do I Have A Case? Answer These Three Questions.

November 19, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Every day, we receive numerous inquiries both online and on our 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline from distressed drivers with one simple question: Do I have a case? To figure out whether you are entitled to remedy under State Lemon Laws or Federal Warranty Statutes, answer these three questions: 1) Do you have an original or extended manufacturers… Read More

Defect Alert- Sudden Acceleration Problem in Toyota & Lexus Models

November 04, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

As ABC News is reporting, owners of Toyota cars are rebelling over a series of more than 200 accidents caused by sudden acceleration. Safety analysts have discovered more than 2000 instances among Toyota models such as the Camry and Prius, and various Lexus models, where cars were surging up to 100 miles per hours without warning. The manufacturer was… Read More

Ohio Lemon Law Explained

November 02, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We continue our “Get To Know Your Lemon Law” series with the Ohio Lemon Law.  The Ohio Lemon Law applies to new cars, noncommercial motor vehicles, motor homes and recreational vehicles that suffer a nonconformity; a defect or condition, which substantially impairs the use, value or safety; that cannot be repaired after three attempts by… Read More