A recent Fox Business article reported that over 2.5 million motor vehicles are totaled each year, with about 1.5 million of those vehicles repaired and put back on the road. It is estimated that vehicles that have a salvage-title are worth about 50 percent of its Kelly Blue Book value.... Read More
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) works to improve the safety of drivers across the country, we are seeing more vehicle recalls than ever before. These recalls are initiated in order to repair defects found in large numbers of vehicles that create serious safety hazards... Read More
Being aware of the varying lemon laws across all 50 states can come in handy for a consumer, no matter where they go. In Arkansas, the lemon law can be found under the “Arkansas New Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act.”
Like the majority of state laws, vehicles in Arkansas can qualify as a lemon if... Read More
Have you recently purchased a new or used motorcycle and discovered significant defects in performance, safety, or usefulness? If so, you may be able to pursue legal claims under the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act or more commonly known as the California Lemon Law. To make a viable claim under... Read More
After continued controversy and debate, new legislation has been passed in California to regulate used car dealers commonly known as Buy Here Pay Here lots. As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into law on September 29th dictating the use of warranties and... Read More
Auto manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC has announced it will be recalling 127,350 vehicles in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to problems arising from power distribution centers overheating. Problems with the center can lead to electrical stability... Read More
Today, lemon laws protect consumers in California and across the United States from substandard vehicles. However, it was not that long ago that no provisions existed to protect American citizens from defective products.
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt created the Pure Food and Drug Act in... Read More
Because of the frequent occurrence of irreparable defects in vehicles throughout the nation, every state in the U.S. has some form of lemon law to protect consumers and hold manufacturers accountable for their products. In Florida, although the lemon law is similar to other states, there are some... Read More
While there are many ways in which a used car dealer can commit fraud, a new form of fraud, known as title washing (hiding past damage), is beginning to emerge in cases across the United States.
Title washing can be done in two ways. First, dealers use vehicle documentation laws from other states... Read More
General Motors, in conjunction with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), has recalled some Chevrolet Captiva model cars due to a power steering fluid leak that could lead to a fire. The recall is for 3,150 units manufactured from October 2, 2009 through April 21, 2011.
When... Read More
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