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.

1-800 LEMON LAW on ABC News in Pittsburgh

May 01, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Christina Gill Roseman, Managing Attorney of Kimmel and Silverman’s Western Pennsylvania Office, was recently featured on WTAE TV Action News in Pittsburgh discussing the PA Lemon Law.  In addition, the story featured one of our clients who received a complete buyback after filing a claim against General Motors for her lemon Chevrolet Trailblazer.  Did you know… Read More

Recall Alert — Toyota Recalls 121,000 Highlanders.

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

Inside Line is reporting that Toyota is recalling 121,000 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles in the U.S. because an optional stainless-steel exhaust tip may fall off “Due to improper heat treatment, the original clamp used to secure the stainless-steel exhaust tip to the exhaust pipe may develop microscopic cracks,” said Toyota Motor Sales USA… Read More

That’s a lemon — A “Quest-ionable” Sliding Door!

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

They say a picture tells a thousand words, and you should see some of the pictures our clients send in to us. While working to provide clients with representation for their lemon law and breach of warranty claims, we receive pictures from our clients that show some truly amazing defects in their automobiles.  We thought… Read More

Pontiac is phasing out, but your lemon law rights are not.

April 27, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

It’s a sad day in the history of automobiles.  Autoblog reports that General Motors will phase out Pontiac by the end of 2010, and will build its accelerated visibility plan surrounding its four remaining brands:  Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.  By the end of the year, we will also know if and how GM will move… Read More

Will an oil change void your manufacturers warranty?

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

An interesting article today in AOL’s automotive section sparks a debate we have seen many times over the years: Will an oil change void your manufacturer’s warranty? A consumer starts to encounter problems with their engine. The car starts to sputter, the service engine soon light comes on, and then all of a sudden, the… Read More

We are live on the air in Columbus, OH!

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

1-800 LEMON LAW is thrilled to provide weekly consumer news and helpful tips to AutoSmarts 4 U, the highly rated automotive call-in show heard every Saturday morning from 9-11 am on 103.9 WTDA FM in Columbus, Ohio. Listen for Automotive Consumer Advocate Michael Sacks’ weekly Lemon Aid Minute and be sure to join MIchael for… Read More

1-800 LEMON LAW Expands Into NY.

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

We are thrilled to announce that 1-800 LEMON LAW is taking a bite of the Big Apple and is now providing 100% cost-free lemon law help to distressed drivers throughout New York.  Our efforts have already been featured on Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, News 4 New York and ‘Help Me Howard’ on… Read More

Why Are Folks Complaining?

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

This year, the Car Complaint Index takes on a whole new meaning, as more and more consumers are complaining that their dealers can not duplicate their problems.  In addition, many components are on back order, requiring many distressed drivers to wait months before having their vehicles properly fixed.  Lemon Law Attorney Craig Thor Kimmel joined Fox… Read More

Yamaha Rhino ATV Recall

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

Yamaha Motor Corp. issued a recall of more than 120,000 Yahama Rhino ATVs today. All Rhino 450 and 660 model vehicles are being recalled for repairs intended to prevent accidents that have resulted in 46 confirmed deaths and hundreds of injuries. These Yamaha Rhinos suffer from inherent design flaws that make them unstable and susceptible… Read More

The “Can Not Duplicate” Conundrum

March 27, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

More and more consumers are calling into the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline with a problem that “can not be duplicated” by the service department.  Whether it be braking, a sensor light, an alignment issue or a strange noise in the engine, nothing is more frustrating than having a well-intentioned service adviser tell you that they… Read More