Lemon Law Blog
Dealer Fraud: New Dealer Returns
Buying or leasing a car should be a straightforward experience,however things can become complicated when auto dealers engage in fraudulent activities or make misrepresentations to car buyers. Although state and federal laws require dealers to provide information about the value of a vehicle, once common scam involves new dealer return fraud.
Common Four Door Sedan Defects
Although automakers are currently producing a number of high-quality four door sedans, with millions of these vehicles on the road, defects are inevitable. Nonetheless, manufacturers have an obligation to ensure that the cars they provide to consumers are safe and reliable. They also must issue recalls when defects are detected internally or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Jeep Death Wobble Has Returned – This Time with a Service Bulletin and Class Action Lawsuit
We are beginning to see clients suffering from the so-called Jeep “death wobble” -- a rapid oscillation/vibration in the vehicle’s steering and suspension components that results in the steering wheel moving very quickly from side to side (see the video below). It typically happens after the car has driven over some sort of bump or other road imperfection at relatively high speed (more than 45 miles per hour) but it can start in other circumstances too.
Dealer Fraud: Bait and Switch Advertising
As many can attest, buying a car can be a stressful process, from selecting a vehicle and negotiating a price with an auto dealer to arranging for financing. While most car dealers are reputable, others may engage in fraudulent scams, one of the most common being bait and switch advertising. If you or someone you know has been the target of auto dealer fraud, having an experienced consumer law attorney on your side is invaluable.
2019 Ram 1500 Pickup Experiences Shifting Problems, Engine Noise and Cabin Noise
The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickups have only been in dealer showrooms for about a year, but in that short time the troubled vehicles have already generated 10 separate recalls. Those known issues range from basic build quality (components falling apart or parts breaking off) to more complicated issues like rear axle failure, faulty seat position sensors, and an inability to disable the cruise control function.
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