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.
Strapped for cash? Who isn’t? Unemployment is up. News reports continue to flood in about how poor the economy is. As gas prices soar higher, the money in our wallets seems to dwindle. Our homes are not worth what they were and neither are our stock portfolios. So, how would $2,000, $3,000 or even $5000… Read More
CBS3 Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reported today on the 2008 Car Complaint Index. You can catch his very informative report, featuring lemon law lawyer Craig Kimmel, by clicking here (article no longer available, link removed).
6ABC consumer reporter Nydia Han put together a fantastic piece last night on buying a used car. With gas prices soaring, people are looking at saving money by buying pre-owned, but you need to do your homework to make sure your dream car wasn’t previously someone else’s nightmare. In the story, Nydia mentioned several great… Read More
This year, we have handled numerous lemon law claims with regards to the Jeep Commander (#6 on this year’s Car Complaint Index) and the Pontiac G6. Now comes word from consumeraffairs.com that NHTSA, The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation which could lead to a recall of 136,444 Commanders and 176,968… Read More
We are seeing an increased number of cases pertaining to Yamaha Roadstar motorcycles. These bikes could have reoccurring problems with the engine management system, which could cause the unit to stall, leak oil, or backfire. Repairs may have included installing an additive to clean varnish and carbon, yet this additive has been ruled by experts as… Read More
From Jewish Exponent (6/19/08) Michael Elkin’s “Stars of David” Column Driving a lemon? 1-800-LEMON L — it’s like “Costanza”; “Stars” just can’t get that commercial jingle out of his head.And at the head of the class are those who came up with that jingle: Robert M. Silverman and Craig Thor Kimmel, founding partners of Kimmel… Read More
Every month, we will be highlighting some common trends we are seeing in our lemon law claims. We have successfully handled numerous cases with the following problems. If you find that you are experiencing these problems, and you have been back in the shop 3 or more times for the issue, please contact us to… Read More
1-800 LEMON LAW was so delighted to help sponsor the telethon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on CBS3 this past week. Several employees from our firm answered phones, including Founding Partner Craig Thor Kimmel. Thanks to the tremendous generosity from people and businesses throughout the Delaware Valley, the event generated almost $700,000 towards The Scott Family’s… Read More
There is no doubt that the current economic situation has affected new car sales. Normally, when folks reach out to 1-800-LEMON-LAW, they call about newer cars (2005, 2006, 2007). We are currently seeing an increase in used car inquiries. While, some can still be helped under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, provided they are still… Read More
By Gerri Willis CNN.COM NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — 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