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... Read More
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that an auto repair shop located in Battle Creek, Michigan, is currently under investigation by city, state, and federal investigators for potentially committing car repair fraud.
Boxes of paper records as well as business computers were seized after a search... Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Forest River Recreational Vehicles have recalled 9,526 vehicles from the model year 2013 - 2014 due to a design defect in the power awning motor assembly that can cause the motor assembly screws to shear. The shearing of the screws may... Read More
Ducati North America has announced a recall of 964 Diavel motorcycles from model year 2011 due to an equipment problem. The bikes were manufactured between September of 2010 and May of 2011.
The problem exists with the brass inserts that are installed in the chain guard. The inserts may become... Read More
Chrysler recently announced the recall of approximately 242,780 Dodge Ram trucks for a problem with the tie rod assembly. The following vehicles are included in the recall:
Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 vehicles from model year 2008
Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4x4 vehicles from model years 2003 through 2011... Read More
A Los Angeles Times article reports that many car owners receiving California lemon law settlement checks from Chrysler are getting an unpleasant surprise when they cash them at the bank. Due to bankruptcy proceedings and other financial complications, many of these checks are bouncing.
In recent... Read More
It was announced on November 15, 2009 that over 13,500 Sprinter vans sold as Dodge and Freightliner vehicles were being recalled. According to an automotive-fleet.com article, the model vans in question include MY 2002-2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and Doge Sprinter 3500.
Based on the National Highway... Read More
California is now one of 31 states to offer the public online access to used car history reports after consumers rallied for DMV report procedures to be more consumer-friendly. In fact, according to a national report from the LA Times website, California residents desiring to purchase a used... Read More
For the most part, buying a car from out of state is much like the process of buying a new car or buying a used car in California, but with one big exception—the California vehicle emissions standards (the smog laws). California has tougher emissions standards than other states. Here’s what the... Read More
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has developed in a report a series of steps you need to follow when you purchase a used car from a private party. Normally, these tasks would be taken care of by the car dealership, but in a private transaction you have to look after these details... Read More
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