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.

The 2009 Car Complaint Index Is Out!

March 06, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Complaint Index, Car Lemon Law

The 2009 Car Complaint Index provides consumers with the vehicles that receive the most projected complaints per sales, and the answers may surprise you.

Buying a car? Check out MomSpace Magazine.

February 26, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Kimmel & Silverman, magazine story

Jacqui Herritt, Managing Attorney of Kimmel & Silverman and one of the most prominent women consumer attorneys in the Nation, has contributed a car-buying article to the inaugural issue of MomSpace Magazine.  If you are planning on buying a car in the near future, you must click here to ensure that you are not taken for… Read More

1-800 LEMON LAW on The Preston & Steve Show

February 26, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Kimmel & Silverman, radio interview

Gadzooks!  For as long as we can remember, many of the 1-800 LEMON LAW family has spent their mornings listening to Preston & Steve, first on Y-100 and now on 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia.  So, we were a little taken aback when the gang on the show started to sing a competitor’s jingle recently.  All… Read More

Throwing Out Invoices? You Could Be Throwing Out $$$!

February 19, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, engine sludge, oil changes, records, repair invoices

When filing a lemon law or breach of warranty claim, there are two things you should have in your possession to ensure maximum remedy. REPAIR INVOICES which clearly outline that you have continuously brought this matter to the manufacturers’ attention.  These invoices should outline specifically what you complained about, and the service manager should allow… Read More

Going it alone? Watch Out!

February 18, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Arbitration Policies, attorney general, Car Lemon Law, New Jersey Lemon Law

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: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Ford, ford explorer, Transmission, Warranty

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: LemonLaw Category: attorneys fees, Car Buying, Dealer Fraud, Lemon Law, Lemon Law Firm

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: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Lemon Law, Consumer Rights, contracts

“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: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Craig Thor Kimmel, TV interview

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: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, dodge, Motorcycles, power steering, Recall, yamaha

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