December auto sales increased almost across the board in 2010, with the exception being, not surprisingly, large SUVs, which fell 9.9% from 2009.
What does this mean? Well, for one, it is good news for the auto industry. I am sure the workers in Michigan and elsewhere are breathing a sigh of relief. It also means that if you are one of the purchasers of these new vehicles, the clock has started running to determine if you were one of the unlucky few who has purchased a lemon. The complexity of today’s vehicles, and the sheer number of parts and systems within each vehicle, means that every year manufacturers will produce a certain number of lemon vehicles. Some auto makers are better than others, and therefore produce less, or they simply don’t produce or sell as many vehicles, but the vehicles are out there. When defects happen, and the manufacturer can’t or won’t repair the problem, give us a call. We’ll be glad to help.