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 – Fuel Pump Failure in BMW 335i Model

October 22, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

It’s time for another defect alert–this time around, it’s the BMW 335i.  Many distressed drivers are calling into the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline complaining about fuel pump failure. This is nothing new–the manufacturer is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty on the part, and the message boards have repeatedly covered the issue.  But… Read More

Part On Back Order? The Lemon Law Is On Your Side

October 07, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Imagine buying one of those hot new Chevrolet Camaros. You’re cruising down the highway, enjoying every minute, when all of a sudden, the car won’t go into first gear or reverse. The dealership identifies the problem and points to the clutch slave cylinder. Apparently, there are a number of Camaros across the nation with the exact… Read More

New Jersey Lemon Law Expands!

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

As we have previously discussed, the Garden State government has been working hard to expand upon the NJ Lemon Law, and yesterday Governor Corzine signed the Bill that made the expansion a reality. Up until now, the New Jersey Lemon Law, named the second most effective lemon law in the Country by the Center for… Read More

Are Car Companies Calling You To Collect Cash?

September 30, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Unfortunately, with the problematic economic times we have been dealing with, collection calls are on the rise.  At 1-800 LEMON LAW, we are receiving a number of calls from consumers who are fed up with collection calls they are receiving with regard to delinquent payments on car loans.  Many of these consumers do not actually… Read More

Defects On The Radar: Jeep, Saturn, Buick, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota

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

As you can expect, of the hundreds of calls and e-mails we receive each week at 1-800 LEMON LAW headquarters, we frequently see the same thing happening to consumers over and over throughout a variety of States.  Here are some defects we are seeing regularly among our clients.  (Keep in mind we are not saying… Read More

Massachusetts Lemon Law Explained

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

We continue  with our “Get To Know Your Lemon Law” series, moving on to Massachusetts.  The Massachusetts Lemon Law covers vehicles that are purchased or leased in the Commonwealth from any new car dealer.  These include cars, trucks and motorcycles. In order to file a claim under the MA Lemon Law, you must have a… Read More

New Jersey Lemon Law Explained

September 16, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Our “Get to Know Your Lemon Law” series continues with a look at the Great Garden State, New Jersey.  The NJ Lemon Law is the second strongest in the Nation, according to the Center for Auto Safety and as we have previously reported on the blog, we are hoping Governor Corzine will actually sign an… Read More

Pennsylvania Lemon Law Explained

September 14, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Happy third anniversary Lemon Law Blog buddies! We can’t believe it’s been three years since we started our online community, and we have appreciated the thousands of comments, blog topic ideas, suggestions, and well wishes. Here’s to the next year, where we will aim to provide even more comprehensive news and information on your Breach… Read More

If your car is a clunker, cash may still be available.

September 09, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The Car Allowance Rebate System (aka Cash for Clunkers) has ceased, but that does not mean you cannot get cash if your car is a clunker. We repeatedly discuss the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, which provides distressed drivers with monetary damages if their car, truck or motorcycle has been back in the shop repeatedly for… Read More

A Clunker of A Cash For Clunker Story

August 28, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Thanks to the Cash for Clunkers program, more than 700,000 gas guzzlers are now off the road, replaced by more fuel-efficient vehicles.  It is a tremendous accomplishment and no doubt consumers and car dealers alike really profited off the program. While the program officially came to a close Monday night, there are still car buyers… Read More