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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I have dealership remove paint protection and gps theft protection add on?

Dealership added warranty, paint protection, and gps tracker on the contract. The contract was already signed, we were able to have the warranty removed, but not the paint protection and gps theft protection as they said they are required when buying new vehicles from their dealership. Is this true... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Jun 9, 2022

You have asked a good question which should serve as a warning to all consumers: Read the contract before you sign it.

I think I can guarantee that if you had complained before you signed, those add-ons would have been removed. The dealer's explanation is simply bs to lull people into...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it the manufacturers fault or the dealerships fault? Also should I hire and attorney and if so which type?

A recall (ECU software update) that came with an emissions warranty came out in 2019. I tried to have the recall done in 2019, dealership said they couldn't do it due to modifications made to the vehicle. In 2021 I went back to have the recall completed with same "modifications"... Read more »

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander
answered on May 27, 2022

I suggest you hire a lawyer to address this matter. At the very least you should have an attorney send a demand letter to both the manufacturer and dealer.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: What can I do about mechanical issues and damage on the brand new RV purchased from a dealership?

I just purchased a brand new 2022 RV from a dealership. We purchased it about 2 hours away from our home. When we got it home that same day of purchase, the slide out was malfunctioning. After getting a mobile repairman out for inspection he found that the wiring was faulty and slide out damaged.... Read more »

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel
answered on Apr 6, 2022

The buyer has the option to demand repair or replacement for violations of California's Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the "lemon law." It is a violation, subject to limitations, for a warranteed product to be out of service for 30 days or more. You should contact an experienced... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Consumer Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I sue a well reputable bmw dealership for selling me a car for lemon law back around 2018?

I purchased pre-certified 2015 bmw 535xi when it has 55k miles on it and now the car only has 62k miles on it in 2022. it broke down on me yesterday. It's barely driven for all these years and it breaks down (possibly the drivetrain).

Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley
answered on Apr 4, 2022

I think you may be out of luck. From the Massachusetts Lemon Law website:

Your Vehicle's Term of Protection

Your used vehicle has a set time frame during which it is eligible for repairs!

You vehicle is eligible for mandatory repairs if the defects occur during your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Contracts for Kentucky on
Q: Mr. Denison I haven't been able to get ahold of the owner of the car lot that committed ky consumer protection act

To discuss anything about the truck either he's not there or he doesn't return calls found out today that he has done went and put my vehicle up for sale again without giving me order for repossession or anything I know I need to hire a lawyer that would take it on a contingency plan can... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 23, 2022

Where are you located?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Does a used car from 2007 with 150000 miles have a guarantee from a used car dealer?

I drove the car for 38 miles and started to have transmission problems. The dealer said that I don't have a guarantee or a refund due to the car having more than a 100,000 miles.

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Mar 9, 2022

For the sake of discussion, I'm assuming that the vehicle was purchased and is in use in Puerto Rico. Regulation 7159 of the Puerto Rico Consumer Affairs Department (DACO) states the following warranties are in effect, based upon the mileage of the car:

* Up to 36,000 miles, 4 months...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: What is the best course of action to take with the car lot that committed fraud under the KY consumer protection act

Haven't spoken to car lot since picking vehicle up in Jan. after finding out it has a rebuilt title & 3 recalls that don't know if have been serviced & told DMV that I paid 4,000 instead 1,500 down & 375 mth on balance of 7,000 & got behind due to health issues & got... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 24, 2022

Hire a lawyer and sue them is your best course of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: 2011 Hyundai Sonata engine blew with only 72,000 miles from Carvana.

I'm asking this on behalf of my younger cousin. She baught a 2011 Hyundai Sonata with only 72,000 miles from Carvana in May of 2021. Last week the engine blew out. Got it back from the mechanic yesterday and it will be $7000 to fix. The car was sold to her for $10,000 but she ended up with a... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Feb 17, 2022

you cousin needs to call and consult with an attorney than handles dealership fraud cases. these cases are very fact and document specific and until an attorney does a full review, it will be very difficult to give your cousin any legal advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Does my family member have a case for innocent, or even negligent misrepresentation?

A family member of mine recently purchased a used car in California, opting to enter into an “as is” contact because the car dealer showed them paperwork certifying the condition of the car (checked/signed off on by a mechanic of his choice), as well as a clean accident report. Due in large... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jan 31, 2022

Like most attorney responses...it depends. The fact pattern suggests your friend had the vehicle inspected by "mechanic of his choice." This implies that your friend's mechanic inspected the vehicle and found no issues. Or it could imply that your friend did not have the vehicle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: Just found out that the buy here pay here car lot that I'm buying my vehicle from has withheld information to me and ha

Lied to the DMVs office. My truck broke down upon doing a Vin check to find out what model it is to know which part it takes found out that it has a salvage title and three recalls on it. Which the car lot never said anything to me about the title or the recalls we had a verbal agreement on the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 30, 2022

Hire an attorney and file suit against the seller for fraud under the Ky Consumer Fraud Protection Act. You may be able to rescind the contract snd recover your attorney fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Collections and Lemon Law for Massachusetts on
Q: If I have a duplicate title to my vehicle and the spot for lien holder is empty could there still be a lien on my car?

The rmv website says no lien holder and on my title it only says my name and information nothing about a lien holder could there still be a lien holder on my vehicle?

Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley
answered on Jan 28, 2022

If this is a passenger vehicle, according to Massachusetts law, if there is no lienholder on the title, the secured party's interest, if any , has not been properly perfected and there is no lien on the vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: We bought custom furniture in April 2021. It was delivered October 19,2021. Within a week we notice a squeaky noise

Repair service came out and agreed there was a problem. Supposedly they order a part. Nothing has been done as of January 17, 2022. Can we demand a refund?

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Jan 17, 2022

Likely depends on the purchase agreement, company policy, as well as the status of the part that was ordered. Demanding a refund and getting a refund are two different things, and being custom furniture, your question requires a much deeper than typical contract analysis to get a closer answer.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I bought a new ford Mustang Machi full electric car, the sticker said in a fullcharge 211 i am getting 145 . brand new

iwent back to the dealer after 1 week it was 179 miles full charge and they told me because its new it should catch up and then went back the week after and it was 170 miles full charge and the car had 400 miles at the time, they said you have to drive at least 1200 miles for the car to adjust, i... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Dec 17, 2021

I think a lot of lemon law attorneys would consider taking this case.

To me, your life is much simpler if you SELL the vehicle now, since it is likely worth

as much or more than what you paid for it and then just buy a different one.

Either way, I hope it works out for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Does a 30 day used car warranty resume or reset after it has been in repair within that time?

I bought a used truck from a used car dealership that offered a 30 day warranty. After 6 days I sent it back to the dealership to get the sunroof fixed. It wouldn't open. The car is now approaching the 30 day warranty mark while in the dealers possession. Since I've only had possession of... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Dec 15, 2021

There is a provision in the CA lemon law that provides that the number of days the vehicle is in the shop extends the warranty by that number of days. AND if the issue is not fixed, the warranty remains in place on that issue until it is.

2 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for Maryland on
Q: Can I return a car that has a dent and sideswipe with rust on the side of it but I did not notice when I bought it
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Dec 3, 2021

Review your sales contract. It will determine whether you can return the car and any warranties that apply. Most used cars have at least a 30 day warranty if purchased from a dealership. Contact them immediately and insist that they fix the damage. Most used car sales contracts state that the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: when purchasing a boat do rules like disclosure, or cancelling the deal come into play

put down payment on boat was told one thing about condition of transmission and found it to be otherwise went to cancel deal within 72 hours and was told that he was going to treat as a failed sale and consider it a voluntary repo and he doesn't have to give my money back when the whole time... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Oct 26, 2021

There is no 72 hr cancellation privilege unless your sales contract provided one. But then there is not one for anything else either (one of the most popular misconceptions by consumers) except under the door to door solicitations rule (if a salesman sells you something at your front door without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Have been looking for a new 2021 Mazda Miata certain color certain make and there seems to be only this one that is avai

Have been looking for a new 2021 Mazda Miata certain color certain make and there seems to be only this one that is available at a Mazda certified dealership and the person that takes pictures of the car disclosed the information that this car had been in an accident and that it did not need to be... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Oct 22, 2021

It should be traceable IF anybody filed a DMV SR-1 report. Otherwise, I doubt there is any way to know.

I suggest you ask the dealer to provide you with a copy of the collision damage repair statement. The car was probably sent out to an independent shop. Most dealers do not do their own...
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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: I’m reaching out to you guys trying to seek advice For buying a faulty car from a private party

For buying a faulty car from a private partyHe advertised it as it had no problems never told me that he had a problem he actually told me that it was a really good working car and he had no issues with it I drove off and the check engine light came on and it’s an expensive fix

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Sep 4, 2021

Sorry for your issues.

Lemon law is warranty law.

This seller likely did not give you a warranty, so, no lemon law claim. Sounds like you were lied to and you think you can prove this. That would be fraud. For a fraud claim, your reliance on his lies must be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: I bought Jeep Liberty 2020 as is no warranty Day I drive home overheated needed new coolant tank.

I bought the vehicle Dec 2020

Then Flat tire : had to replace all 4

One week ago both ball joints fell out

Radiator busted

And needed all brakes replaced

Bill$2300

Yesterday Transmission out

I still owe the dealership $2500 for the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 24, 2021

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Civil Rights for Nebraska on
Q: got hired to repair deck, now he doesn't want to pay me. he keeps changing and hurrying me to finish. what are my rights
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Aug 19, 2021

One option may be a construction lien. See the Nebraska Construction Lien Act, starting at Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 52-125.

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