Lemon Law In the News

Ford recalls 400,000 Ranger pickup trucks to replace Takata air bags
Ford it planning to recall nearly 400,000 mid-size pick-up trucks to replace defective air bags.

Settlement in NJ’s Suit against Newton Audi and Volkswagen
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Office of the Attorney General have reached an agreement on a settlement with the company that runs two car dealerships in Newton: Audi and Volkswagen. The civil penalty settlement is more than $31,500. The balance of the $50,000 will be used to cover the state’s investigative and legal costs.

Ford Faces New Class Action Lawsuit in New Jersey
A class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. has been filed in federal court in Newark, NJ. The suit claims that a design defect in a number of popular models (including the Explorer, Edge and Lincoln MKX) causes carbon monoxide to enter the passenger cabin. The suit was filed on behalf of New Jersey owners or lessors of the vehicles. Similar suits alleging the same defect have been filed in a number of different states including Florida, New York, California and Texas.

More Vehicles Added to Massive Recall List
In the wake of the Takata air bag recall, Mazda is recalling another 503,000 older cars and 35,000 pick-up trucks for faulty airbags. The recalled cars will need to have their driver’s side airbags replaced while the small pickup trucks will need to have the passenger air bags fixed.

Proposed Legislation Would Expand Pennsylvania’s Lemon Law
A Pennsylvania state representative introduced a bill to extend lemon law protections to motorcycle buyers.

Lemon Law For Tractors?
Farm vehicles would be added to New Jersey Lemon Law guidelines under a bill that is moving through the state legislature.

Millions of Motorists Are Driving Recalled Vehicles
According to a recent study, nearly one in five vehicles in New Jersey have been recalled but not repaired. The study ranked New Jersey 11th in the country for the number of vehicles with unresolved safety recalls.

Takata Facing Daily Fines Over Airbag Probe
The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the Japanese company Takata $14,000 per day for refusing to cooperate with a probe of faulty airbags.

Before You Buy: There’s No Lemon Law For Used Cars!
While each state has a lemon law for new cars, most states do not have this type of legislation relating to used cars. For example, Pennsylvania’s lemon law does not cover used cars while New Jersey’s does.

Cobalts Were Seen as Lemons From Start, State Data Shows
The case of the Chevy Cobalt is evidence that small vehicle defects warranting lemon law claims might be a clue that the model has bigger problems.

CarMax Under Fire For Selling Recalled Cars
Although they claim to do a full inspection of each car they sell, the popular used car dealer CarMax is under fire for selling cars that have been recalled by their manufacturers.

KIYC: Lemon Law Gets NJ Couple Judy Peters and Anthony Merrell A New Jeep
New Jersey residents who purchased a 2014 Jeep Cherokee received a replacement vehicle after their check engine light came on six times and a defect in the vehicles gas tank was discovered.

Yet Another Auto Recall: Ford Calls Back 160,000 Cars
More trouble for American automaker Ford Motors as they are forced to recall a number of cars due to faulty wiring.

PA Couple Cites Lemon Law in Suit Over Faulty Motor Home
A motor home that required constant repairs is the subject of a lemon law suit brought against Ford Motor Company.

Four Sentenced in Nissan Lemon Law Fraud Case
Lemon law fraud organized by a Nissan employee has resulted in incarceration and fines to four individuals involved.

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