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Lemon Law Information – Goldsmith West

When it comes to lemon law cases, knowledge is truly power. In our blog, we present lemon law information to educate you about lemon law topics and your rights under lemon law. For additional information, please visit our FAQ page, where you will find answers to a variety of commonly asked lemon law questions, or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Lemon Problems with Jeep & Chrysler ZF 9HP Transmission

A Federal Court is considering approval of a class action settlement involving alleged Transmission Defects in certain Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles.  Affected models include 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2015 Chrysler 200, and 2015 Ram ProMaster City. The alleged defects include harsh or erratic shifting, clunking, hesitation, banging into gear,… Read More »

Nissan CVT Transmission and Lemon Law

There have been a number of class action lawsuits in Federal Courts which allege Transmission Defects in certain Nissan vehicles equipped with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT).  Affected models include certain recent model years of Nissan Sentra, Nissan Altima, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Versa, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Juke, Nissan Note, Infiniti JX35, Infiniti QX60, Our law firm… Read More »

Engine Defects in Kia and Hyundai Vehicles

There have been a series of class action suits regarding an engine defect in “Theta II” engines in Kia and Hyundai vehicles.  These suits allege a defect that causes “engine sludge,” or failure of the engine to lubricate itself properly – which can lead to an engine knocking condition, loss of power, stalling, premature engine… Read More »

Lemon Law Buyback Offers: Things to Watch Out For

Issue #1 – the lemon law does not require you to sign a release or settlement agreement. If Ford, General Motors, FCA, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Tesla or any manufacturer has offered to repurchase or replace your vehicle, there are a few lemon law related issues to keep in mind. Lemon law requires the… Read More »

Lemon Law Issues with 2013 and later Ford Escape

We have seen a variety of problems with 2013 and later model year Ford Escape model vehicles which have lead to lemon law claims.   Most of these involve problems with the engine and powertrain, including the following: Stalling Losing power while driving Check Engine Light Engine Failure Engine Fire Shuttering or bucking at idle… Read More »

CVT Transmission in Chevrolet Cruze? Not so fast.

Chevrolet was said to be considering retail distribution of a CVT (“Continuously Variable Transmission”) for the Cruze, but that news appears to be premature.   This may be a good idea.  We’ve noted here before in these posts that CVTs and as well as other replacements of the traditional hydraulic automatic transmission have been the source… Read More »

Stericycle Expert Solutions and Lemon Law

Stericycle Expert Solutions and Lemon Law If you’ve tried to negotiate a lemon buyback or with a car maker before filing a lawsuit, you may have encountered a company called Stericycle Expert Solutions ( a.k.a. “Stericycle”). What is Stericycle? Based on the “About Us” section of its website, Stericycle provides services to businesses in the… Read More »

Lemon Law Title Branded Vehicles: The Automotive Consumer Notification Act (ACNA)

What happens to lemon vehicles after they are legally considered lemons? When the manufacturer takes your vehicle back in a lemon law buyback or replacement, it will generally liquidate the remaining value in the car by selling it at auction. Does the next owner know the car is a lemon? The answer should be yes.… Read More »