So now General Mills is forcing you to arbitrate disputes simply by engaging with them in an online forum, or even using a coupon to purchase one of its products! Could you imagine that using a coupon for .25c off a box of cereal meant that you give up your legal rights relating to the…Read more
GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?
There has been a lot of news lately about vehicle recalls, especially with the GM Ignition Recalls fiasco. This leads to an interesting question of whether someone who has recently, but unwittingly, purchased a vehicle that falls under this recall should be allowed to return the vehicle to the dealer and get his or her…Read more
YoYo Jury Verdict Upheld By NC Court of Appeals
NC Court of Appeals Upholds Jury Verdict for Dealership in a YoYo Sales In March, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming a jury verdict on an auto fraud case involving yoyo sales. In Patterson v. University Ford, Inc., the Plaintiff sued University Ford following her attempt to buy a 2010 Mustang. …Read more
BBB: Better (for) Business Bureau?
If you bought a new car or truck in North Carolina, then it most likely came with a manufacturer warranty, which requires the manufacturer to repair a covered defect that shows up within the warranty period. If the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to repair any covered defect, your warranty probably requires you to participate…Read more
Honda Pilot Seat Belt Defect Causes Recall
Honda has recalled 310,773 of its Honda Pilot SUVs to attempt to fix a seat belt defect. After receiving two complaints of detaching seat belts in the last 18 months, Honda issued the recall to address a problem with the stitching that may not have been properly sewn. The defective stitching could cause the seatbelt…Read more
Auto Sales Increased in 2010
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…Read more
Mean Automakers Dash Hopes for Flying Cars
Perhaps fortunately, we won’t have to worry about the prospect of flying lemons dropping from the sky any time soon. If you have a real, land-based, lemon this website is intended to provide you with the tools to make an informed decision about your vehicle under the North Carolina Lemon Law.
So you think you might have a lemon?
The feeling might begin after the first trip to the dealership for repair, perhaps only identifying itself as a faint sense of unease. After all, you just bought your car new right? It shouldn’t need to be in the shop in the next 50,000 miles, much less the first three or ten? So what is…Read more
What is a Lemon Law?
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Chrysler recalls 25,000 cars for sticky pedals
Chrysler recalls 25,000 cars for sticky pedals. “Chrysler Group is recalling about 25,000 model year 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass cars in the U.S. because of a problem that causes the gas pedals to stick.” The problem is that these vehicles have been manufactured in 2007 and so, depending on the date of sale,…Read more