Archive for ‘maintenance’

Mazda Turbo (Turbocharger) and Engine Problems

October 19, 2012 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, maintenance, Mazda

According to the calls coming in, Mazda CX 7 and CX 9 drivers appear to be having turbo (turbocharger) and engine problems, and to make matters even worse, the manufacturer is trying to point the finger back at the consumer. Our clients have experienced a number of Mazda engine problems, including illuminated engine warning lights,… Read More

Will an oil change void your manufacturers warranty?

April 22, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Coolant and Oil Problems, engine sludge, maintenance, records, Warranty

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

The “Can Not Duplicate” Conundrum

March 27, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Consumer Rights, dealerships, Defective Car, maintenance, records, repair invoices, Warranty

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

Pump More Miles Into Your Gallon

May 30, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: gas prices, maintenance

By Gerri Willis CNN.COM NEW YORK ( — Here’s some advice on how maintaining your car can add miles to every gallon of gas you pump. 1. Switch your oil If you use conventional motor oil, switch to synthetic oil. Your engine runs more efficiently with synthetic oil according to Lauren Fix, the author of… Read More