When consumers deal with defects in their vehicles, it can be frustrating to feel as if no one is listening or taking their complaints seriously. Many California owners of Hyundai and Kia automobiles are currently in such a situation. After appealing to their dealer mechanics, the car manufacturers and even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they have no answers to the reasons why their vehicles are catching fire.
September 2018 Archives
Purchasing a new car is not always the celebration TV commercials make it seem to be. Often, a new car buyer in California feels confused about the options and concerned about the monthly payments. Owning a new vehicle supposedly removes the worry of unforeseen repairs and the likelihood of breaking down at the least convenient moment. Occasionally, however, a new car is a lemon, and many returns to the dealership do not always result in the satisfaction a consumer expects after making such a large purchase.
Two million F-150 trucks were recently recalled by Ford, following 23 reports that the vehicle’s seat belts caused smoke or fire.
It is not always easy to know when a major purchase, such as a car, truck or RV, is going to bring trouble. California consumers are fortunate to have laws protecting them when they purchase a new or used vehicle. These protections include the lemon law, which requires a manufacturer or dealer to repurchase or replace a vehicle that has irreparable defects. However, to avoid losing time and money, it is wise to carefully investigate a used vehicle before making a purchase.
As fall approaches, many in California may be deciding they don't want to let go of that carefree summer feeling. This may lead them to considering the purchase of an RV or trailer so they can travel when they want in comfort. However, purchasing a recreational vehicle is not a decision to make lightly since even an affordable RV is a serious investment. The last thing a consumer wants to do is to sink hundreds of thousands into a camper only to find it is a lemon.