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11 Jul 2014
Lemon Law Attorney Chicago, IL
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has announced that it is looking into complaints from owners of 2011-2014 Ford Explorers where exhaust fumes and carbon monoxide are allegedly backing up into the vehicles creating potentially dangerous conditions.   NHTSA spokeswoman, Karen Aldana, commented on June 20, 2014 that the agency “is aware of the complaints involving 2011-2014 Ford Explorers” and “is reviewing all available data and will take appropriate action as warranted.”   To date, over 15 complaints have been lodged by consumers on NHTSA’s website regarding this... Continue reading »
28 Mar 2014
Lemon Law Attorney Chicago, IL
On March 19, 2014, the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, announced a record breaking fine imposed upon Toyota Motor Corporation regarding its cover-up of safety defects in Toyota vehicles that led to widespread incidents of unintended vehicle acceleration. As noted by Attorney General Holder, the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal investigation revealed that, “rather than promptly disclosing and correcting safety issues about which they were aware, Toyota made misleading public statements to consumers and gave inaccurate facts to Members of Congress.”  [The entirety of Attorney... Continue reading »
20 Mar 2014
Chevrolet Cruze Coolant Leak
A number of Chevrolet Cruze drivers have reported a bad odor coming from their vehicle while the heater is running. Over half a million of these vehicles have been sold. Although not all are producing the smell, many of the vehicles are producing an odor which has become so bad that some drivers will not allow their children to ride in the car. Others have reported cases of burning, itchy eyes and a dry throat as a result. So what is causing the smell? It is thought to be a result of antifreeze leaking into the interior of the car. When the coolant hits the heater, it vaporizes, producing... Continue reading »
13 Feb 2014
JD Power lemon vehicles
For 25 years, J.D. Power and Associates has published an annual study which details the average number of problems that every 100 owners of three year old vehicles experience. On February 12, 2014, J.D. Power and Associates released its latest study- Increased Engine and Transmission Problems Contribute to Decline in Vehicle Dependability for The First Time in More Than 15 Years. While every model in the study experienced some type of problems, certain models are clearly more reliable than others. For instance, Lexus vehicles received the highest marks from J.D. Power with 68 problems per... Continue reading »
15 Jan 2014
Lemon law attorneys' fee
In 1975, Congress enacted the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is often referred to as the federal “Lemon Law.” This law provides that if a warrantor of a consumer product fails to comply with the obligations of its warranty, i.e. repair defects in materials or workmanship, after being afforded a reasonable opportunity to do so, that the consumer may bring suit not only for damages, but also for attorneys’ fees, and costs. This is extremely important, because it allows law firms to represent consumers without charging them for their time and expenses.  In essence, this “fee-shifting”... Continue reading »


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