Los Angeles Consumer Protection Lawyers

Serving Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties & Nearby Areas of California

June 23, 2008

California’s Lemon Law will now protect members of the military stationed in the Golden State. According to a news article in the Marine Corps News (), an amendment to the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, a portion of which is better known as the Lemon Law, was changed Jan. 1 to protect all military personnel stationed in California.

The Lemon Law... Read More

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June 10, 2008

A series of investigative articles by ABC News is revealing that despite a study pointing to a mounting number of deaths and injuries attributed to old and aging tires, the federal safety agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not done much about warning consumers about the dangers of these tires and the deceptive business... Read More

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June 03, 2008

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses a new online database that will help California auto consumers find the history of the used cars they are purchasing, hopefully preventing the sale of more California lemon automobiles.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is creating a free public database of vehicles declared unrecovered, a total... Read More

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May 22, 2008

The market for used vehicles has never been stronger. With thinning budgets, diminishing cash flow and high prices, the last thing we want to do is spring for a brand new set of wheels. But buying a certified used vehicle comes with its own set of unique risks and problems. Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Ken Bensinger’s article “Seven steps to buying a used... Read More

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May 15, 2008

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 650,000 F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks because of a defective power brake assist hose, according to an article on Consumeraffairs.com . This recall covers 2005 and 2006 model trucks with the 5.4-liter engine. These vehicles are reportedly equipped with a brake hose that may swell over time causing the hose to... Read More

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May 08, 2008

General Electric Co. announced Monday, May 5th that it will stop offering loans for the purchase of boats and motor homes. The move is linked to a downward trend in the economy that began with diminishing home values, higher gas prices, and an overall lack of consumer confidence in the economy.

The lender, which currently has a $3.6-billion dollar... Read More

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May 01, 2008

One of the best ways to avoid the headaches and grief that come with purchasing a defective used or defective certified pre-owned vehicle is to thoroughly inspect the car BEFORE you drive it off the lot. Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, Ken Bensinger recently wrote an article entitled “10 ways to spot trouble” that helps guide the reader with 10 easy things... Read More

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April 18, 2008

In an example of the type of protection California’s laws attempt to provide consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices, a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge ruled that U-Haul engaged in “unlawful and fraudulent business practices” when they advised agents to book reservations of trucks and trailers without knowing if it will have the... Read More

April 16, 2008

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times by Ken Bensinger discusses the fairly recent popularity of “certified pre-owned” vehicles that are in the used car sales market and whether these cars are any more or less likely to end up being certified used car lemons.

In 2007, 1.6 million of these certified pre owned vehicles were sold in the United States... Read More

April 14, 2008

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights, a law passed in 2006 that lays out rules regarding the purchase of new and used automobiles that can help prevent California Used Car Fraud. Specifically, the article outlines the ‘return option’ as it applies to used cars. Under the car buyer’s bill of rights,... Read More