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Tougher Lemon Laws Needed?

May 17, 2015

Interesting discussion as to why Australia needs tougher lemon laws.

If you can’t watch the whole video start at the 5:42 mark for the most relevant portions:

– Ford Focus

The Ford Focus’s dual clutch transmission remains an embarrassment—but what is worse is the way Ford Focus owners are routinely, systematically brushed off by Ford Dealers.

– Ashton Wood’s Jeep Cherokee

Mr Wood had no less that 22 critical defects in his $50,000 Jeep Cherokee. The first started on day one, and the last ended when he destroyed his Jeep very publicly as a publicity stunt to highlight the need for tougher lemon laws.

– Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine

When Audi mis-managed the design of the 2.0 TFSI engine to the extent that it drinks oil excessively, did they apologise and repair it? No—they merely said the vehicle’s thirst was the new ‘normal’ and gave affected customers the brush


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