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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 State Lemon Law directory, or give us a call at 1-800-536-6652.
 

Dealing with Dealers Closing Their Doors

December 11, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Auto Bailout, Car Lemon Law, Craig Thor Kimmel, dealerships

As we await word on if/how the government will bail out the big three, we continue to see car dealers close their doors in record numbers as a result of this troubling economy.  And these are not fly-by-night agencies mind you; these are long-standing, highly respected dealerships that have been running in some cases for… Read More


Chrysler and GM Merging Talks Resume

December 05, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Auto Bailout, Chrysler, General Motors, TV interview

As the big three continue their quest for the $34 billion bailout, Chrysler and GM are being pressured by lawmakers to revisit the possibility of merging. Edmunds is reporting that a number of dealers, suppliers and others staged a rally in favor of the merge this morning near the steps of the U.S. Capital. Lawmakers… Read More


Don’t end up “all wet” with a flood car.

November 24, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Carfax Report, Dealer Fraud, flood car, TV interview

Late last week, we taped a story on flood cars (Check back with the lemon law blog for air date and station).  A young man surfed the web for a great deal on a beautiful 2007 Silver Ford Mustang.  It was loaded with every feature he could ask for….and a few problems he didn’t want. … Read More


Lemon Lawyer Silverman in Penn Stater

November 18, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Bob Silverman, Car Buying, Car Lemon Law, magazine story

Lemon Law attorney Bob Silverman is featured in the November/December edition of The Penn Stater, Penn State’s Alumni Magazine. As part of the magazine’s how-to guide, Bob, a 1986 graduate, offers some guidance on how to avoid buying a lemon: Narrow the car you’re looking for down to make and model. You have to do… Read More


Could New Car Smell Be Toxic?

November 17, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Accord, Acura, bmw, Car Buying, Chrysler, dodge, Honda, lincoln, mercury, Mitsubishi, porsche, saturn

At 1-800 LEMON LAW, we have heard of folks suffering with headaches after driving around in their new vehicle, and we never understood what they were talking about….until now.  It appears that the new car smell we are all so fond of could actually make us sick. CNN.com is reporting that this scent could be… Read More


Drive A Lemon in CT? Free help is here.

November 14, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Connecticut Lemon Law, Consumer Rights

1-800 LEMON LAW is now offering free legal help to distressed drivers throughout Connecticut. We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Connecticut Lemon Law Office, managed by Angela Troccoli. The Connecticut Lemon Law is one of the most effective lemon laws in the Nation for several reasons. First, it covers all vehicles,… Read More


Odometer Tampering Is Illegal!

November 11, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Dealership Fraud, Consumer Rights, Dealer Fraud, Defective Car, odometer rollback

Throughout the seventeen years we have been in business, we have received well over 1000 calls pertaining to odometer rollback. It remains a common act of dealer fraud. And as we have repeatedly told consumers, it is illegal.


When it comes to MPG, what’s fine in ’09?

October 22, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, fuel economy, gas prices

The Environmental Protection Agency just released their 2009 EPA Fuel Economy Guide and we’ve pored through the hot-off-the-presses data


Has Your Passat or Ford Caught Fire?

October 15, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Ford, VW

We are currently working with a Pittsburgh TV station to find Western Pennsylvania consumers who have experienced a fire either in their Volkswagen Passat or their Ford truck?  If you have, please contact 1-800 LEMON LAW Communications Director Michael Sacks at msacks@lemonlaw.com or 1-800-536-6652 ext. 131.


Recent Repurchases & Refunds

October 15, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Lemon Law, Magnuson Moss, refunds, Used Car Lemon Law

When Bob Silverman & Craig Kimmel formed Kimmel & Silverman eighteen years ago, they had one goal in mind–to equal the playing field between the consumer and the billion-dollar automotive manufacturer, using State & Federal Laws that many consumers were not aware of.  Best of all, the legal help under these laws is completely FREE… Read More