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December 2018 Archives

California's lemon law may apply to RVs, too

Not everyone understands the joys of RV living. Whether one purchases an RV or trailer for family vacations or plans and saves for a retirement of traveling across the country, the choice of vehicle is critical. A consumer may spend much time researching models and visiting dealers before making the purchase. However, if the new purchase is a disappointment because the owner must make numerous trips to the mechanic for repairs, the RV may fall under California's lemon law.

Auto defect causes sunroofs to explode

A defect in a motor vehicle that places drivers and passengers in danger is something one would think auto makers and safety agencies would deal with swiftly. This does not seem to be the case with reports of sunroofs spontaneously exploding in California and across the country, often while drivers are operating their vehicles at highway speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has apparently kept records of reports of exploding sunroofs for five years, but no action concerning this auto defect has been taken on the federal level.

Getting help with the lemon law claims process

Car buyers in California and across the country are fortunate to have laws to protect them from defective or dangerous merchandise. This includes everything from medicine to automobiles. While lawmakers have good intentions when they draft these laws, it is not always easy to get the manufacturers of these products to comply so that the consumer is satisfied. This may be especially true for the lemon law claims process.

Understanding the California lemon law

Dealing with car repairs is part of life. However, when a consumer purchases a new vehicle or a vehicle that is still covered by a manufacturer's warranty, it is often with the hope that the car will not need repairs, at least in the beginning. Having to make multiple trips to a mechanic can quickly become discouraging, and many turn to California's lemon law to understand their options.

More defective vehicles catching fire

Recently, the media seems to be reporting more incidents of automobiles catching fire. Many of these vehicles are manufactured by Kia and Hyundai, but numerous other carmakers have dealt with similar issues when customers complain that their vehicles spontaneously combust. In fact, hundreds of complaints have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety agencies, yet no one has issued a recall for the defective vehicles. More concerning to California consumers may be the fact that some carmakers do not think the matter is serious.

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