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.

Going it alone? Watch Out!

February 18, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We are getting a lot of calls recently on the 1-800-LEMON LAW hotline from folks who think the State and Federal laws are cut and dry, want to fight on their own, and just want some advice on how to move forward. Unfortunately, if the State Lemon Laws were as cut and dry as they seemed,… Read More


Bang Bang Bang Goes The Tranny…

February 06, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We are receiving many calls on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline from folks who are suffering significant transmission problems, where the vehicle is having troubles going from one gear to another.  Most notably, we have taken several Ford Explorer cases this week. In two of these cases, they were in for transmission repair significant times under warranty… Read More


Upfront Fees??? Forget it!

February 06, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

I know we have covered this before, but I need to cover it again. Regardless of whether Kimmel & Silverman handles your claim or not, you should NEVER pay any upfront fees or retainers to a consumer attorney in any case dealing with Lemon Laws, Federal Warranty Laws, or dealer fraud. The laws are written in… Read More


Hindsight is 20/20

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

“If I only knew then what I know now….”  It’s a standard phrase that we all tend to say now and again.  Two calls we received today on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline certainly cement the fact. The first call came from a woman who purchased a certified pre-owned BMW in Philadelphia.  So far, so… Read More


Buying A Car? Choose New vs. Used

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

Looking to buy a car? Would you believe that in today’s economy, it may be better to purchase a new car than a pre-owned one? Lemon Law Attorney Craig Thor Kimmel discussed the pros of buying a new car with Michelle Buckman of Fox 29 News today. The interview, which was taped at the Philadelphia… Read More


Recall Alert: Dodge Trucks, Yamaha

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

We have a few important recalls to share courtesy of our friends at US Recall News: Chrysler is recalling 32,865 2008-009 Dodge Ram 2500, 3500 and 3500 cab chassis pickup trucks equipped with Powers & Son Steering Linkage.  There is an issue which could result in loss of steering control and the restricted ability to turn… Read More


Cherry Hill Triplex Suit Hits Consumerist

January 20, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

The Consumerist, one of our favorite consumer news sites, has reported on Kenneth Hammels’ victory against Cherry Hill Triplex.  You can read all about it by clicking here. Of course, in addition to being very proud of being featured, we always love to read the comments people post. Congratulations Mr. Hammel!


Used Car Buyers, Beware of Flood Damage!

January 20, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

When college student and 1-800-LEMON-LAW client Ryan Robinson purchased the car of his dreams, a 2007 Ford Mustang with 13,000 miles, he had no idea he was stepping into a puddle of problems. However, even though the Carfax was clean, Robinson found his car turned out to have previously been flooded. He has filed suit… Read More


Senior Wins Suit Vs. Cherry Hill Triplex

January 15, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

HANDICAPPED SENIOR CITIZEN FROM BUCKS COUNTY WINS TENS OF THOUSANDS IN DEALER FRAUD LAWSUIT AGAINST CHERRY HILL TRIPLEX Consumer Sues For Fraud And Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices


Airbag Recall: 2005-09 Nissan Trucks

January 12, 2009 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

We frequently receive calls at 1-800 LEMON LAW regarding defective airbags….obviously this is one defect drivers want resolved immediately.  Thus, Nissan truck drivers should be relieved to note that the manufacturer has found an airbag problem with their vehicles and plans to do something about it. Yahoo is reporting that Nissan Motor Co. will recall more… Read More