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.

Pittsburgh Auto Show Postponed

February 09, 2007 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Breaking news for our friends in Western Pennsylvania–Due to the problems with the Convention Center, the Pittsburgh Auto Show scheduled to open February 10 has been postponed. Right now, it looks like the show will run April 26-30 according to KDKA TV. Stay tuned for more information. As always, if you live in Pennsylvania, New… Read More

Craig Kimmel on Fox Philly This Morning

February 09, 2007 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Lemon Law Attorney and K&S Partner Craig Kimmel said “Good Day Philadelphia” this morning , appearing during the ask the expert segment on the Fox 29 morning show . The viewers had some great questions and Craig also gave a run down of what’s hot at the 2007 Philadelphia Car Show. If you have a… Read More

Chrysler Could Break Some Hearts on Valentines Day

February 06, 2007 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Much like Ford, Chrysler is suffering with some budget woes. According to The Motley Fool website, many consumers have switched from the SUV and pickup segment that currently comprises 70% of Chrysler sales, to more fuel-efficient cars. As a result, Chrysler has seen a $1.5 billion operating loss for its third quarter. On the flip… Read More

Ford’s loss could be your gain

January 29, 2007 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Ford is once again making headlines today, posting the worst annual loss in the company’s 103-year history. But, if you’re looking for a new car and have your eyes on a Ford, there may be a silver lining among the dark clouds. With a loss like this, Ford most likely will be trying to move… Read More

A Note of Thanks

January 25, 2007 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Often times, when people call us on the 800-LEMON-LAW hot line and we tell them we can help, they are a bit a leary at first. How can the service be free? What’s the catch? People have a fear of being litigious. Even after we explain how the law offers free legal representation to consumers,… Read More

Looking for a used car? Be careful your dream car was not someone else’s nightmare!

January 15, 2007 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Happy new year–Hope you and yours enjoyed a festive holiday season. At the beginning of every year, we see a large batch of drivers who are itching to get behind the wheel of a new car. They may visit the local car shows, or be enticed by all the incentives being offered by both manufacturers… Read More

GM adding powertrain warranty

December 20, 2006 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

General Motors is backing up talk of better product quality with new warranties. Starting with all 2007 models, GM will offer a 100,000-mile/five-year powertrain warranty on its lineup. In addition, consumers will also get expanded roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, GM CEO Rick Wagoner said at a press conference. For non-powertrain components, GM’s standard warranties… Read More

More problems for Ford-Paint Defects in 2000-2005 models

December 11, 2006 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Ford Service Bulletin Shows Paint Defect On Many 2000-2005 Models Ford has issued a Technical Service Bulletin that shows a major paint defect in many large 2000-05 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs that used aluminum body parts (hoods and fenders) to reduce vehicle weight. Affected models are the 2000-04 Crown Victoria, Taurus,… Read More

Looking for the safest car? Don’t look at domestics

November 22, 2006 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

SAFE CARS No domestics on U.S. insurance industry’s list of safest vehicles DETROIT (AP) – The U-S insurance industry has released its list of the 13 safest cars — and none of them are from the U-S. An industry official says that’s mostly because American automakers aren’t making cars with electronic stability control, which keeps… Read More

Ford plans to recall over 100,000 vehicles

October 12, 2006 By: Robert Silverman Category: consumer-rights-blog

Ford will recall thousands of its Five Hundred and Montego sedans and Freestar minivans after a problem with side door latches. The recall of about 140,000 2005 Five Hundred/Montego sedans and 2005-2006 Freestar minivans is being performed because the latches in the vehicles may let in water, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said…. Read More