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Nissan Sentra and Juke CVT Transmission Problems: Lemon Law Alert

The Consumer’s Friend has been alerted that numerous Nissan owners are complaining about their CVT transmission. Complaints include many who have experienced problems with the CVT in Nissan’s 2013-14 Sentras and Jukes. These CVT transmissions, according to the complaints, repeatedly jump, start, stop, bind, and lag unexpectedly, dangerously, and inappropriately. Th vehicles have issues like engine…

201711.15
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Landmark Study and Call to Legislative Action: Car Dealership Add-Ons Hurt Consumers

The National Consumer Law Center has issued an important study on the high costs and discriminatory practices of car dealerships. The NCLC is calling for legislative actions to protect the consumer public.  (NCLC Publication, October 2017: “Auto Add-Ons Add Up:  How Dealer Discretion Drives Excessive, Arbitrary and Discriminatory Pricing.”) The Car Dealership Industry claims the…

201711.14
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Top Ten Lemons of 2017: Consumer Report’s List of the Least Reliable

If you have one of these lemon vehicles, you may need the help of a lemon lawyer. Here is the list of the most troubled as compiled by Consumer Reports: 10) Chevy Camaro — transmission, drive system, 9) Mercedes GLC– brakes, steering, 8) Jaguar F-Pace — drive system and electronics problems, leaks, 7) GMC Acadia…

201710.10
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What if your Car Can’t be Repaired: Service Contract Breach

Often consumers call when their vehicles are no longer covered by the manufacturer’s factory warranty, but are covered under a “service contract.” Under Civil Code Section 1794(a), consumers can pursue a Court case if they are “damaged by a failure to comply with any obligation under [a]… service contract.” This is not a claim for…