Lemon law protects new car owners

Lemon law protects new car owners

Car owners typically trust that the purchase of a new car means the end of troubles they may have had with an old car. A new car comes with a high price tag, and someone making monthly payments is not likely to want to deal with regular repair bills. Unfortunately, consumers who purchase defective vehicles often do end up returning to the dealer for frequent repairs. While California's lemon law protect people in these circumstances, one woman is still fighting for her rights.

In another state, a woman who purchased a new Volkswagen vehicle became so attached to it that she gave it a name. However, after she owned the car for only a short time and drove it less than 50,000 miles, the car would not start. The woman had the vehicle towed back to the dealer, but the service technician told her there was nothing to be done to fix the car.

Apparently, the timing chain tensioner had blown, preventing the valves and pistons from operating normally and eventually destroying the engine. This failure is not expected in cars until they have reached at least 120,000 miles. Additionally, the woman discovered that VW has known about the potential for tensioner failure since 2010 but has not notified drivers of the problem. The dealer's advice to her was to have her engine replaced at a cost of $7,000.

Many other VW owners are unhappy concerning the issues that VW apparently failed to inform them. With no recalls in place, consumers in California may feel that have no recourse when their cars have irreparable defects. However, the lemon law may provide protection for many of them. For those whose vehicles do not qualify for lemon law protection, the advice of an attorney may provide additional options.

Source: NBC DFW, "Driver Accuses Carmaker of Failing to Warn of Defect", Lisa Parker, Robin Green and Samantha Chatman, Dec. 27, 2017

Categories

Hear from Happy Clients

Testimonials
  • Ailin F.

    Wow, completely speechless! Best lawyers hands down.

  • Kristen P.

    What a great experience I had with Robert and his staff.

  • Abran H.

    They were able to get my money back from the dealer and I couldn't be any happier.

  • Jay B.

    After speaking to attorney Robert he assured me of the process and was able to get me very favorable results!

  • Brian H.

    BMW forced us to go to trial, which we won and were even able to recover a $30,000 civil penalty.

  • Lucero G.

    I really recommend the Law Office of Robert L. Starr. They helped me with the repurchase of my car just recently.

  • Bella M.

    I have had two separate lemon law issues that they represented me on. Both with positive outcomes.

  • Rita S.

    They were able to get my car returned as a lemon, even though it had 92,000 miles on it.

  • Kari

    The law offices of Robert Starr helped me get my car bought back from a very difficult car company.

  • Leum K.

    If you feel you have been wronged legally, Adam brings justice into your life when injustice is overflowing in this city.

  • Pam

    They handled the case well and provided me realistic expectations. I will definitely recommend them!

  • Matt

    They are communicative and efficient and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mr. Starr and his crew.

  • Ashley

    If I ever needed their help again, I wouldn't think twice about using them or recommending them to someone who would.

  • Josh

    They don't stop fighting for you until they win for you. They give you timely updates, and if you are as needy as I am, they will go the extra mile to make sure you are at peace of mind.

  • Mark K.

    I highly recommend Robert Starr Law Office for Legal matters regarding Lemon Law buybacks.

  • Samuel M.

    Robert gave me his advice and I listened to every word...winning the case.

  • Taleen N.

    Despite all odds, Robert was able to win my case and get my money returned!

  • Taleen N.

    He is intelligent, well spoken, extremely knowledgeable and puts EVERYTHING he has into getting you the most fair settlement possible!

  • Former Client

    He took my difficult, albeit honest, case and after many months of battle was able to get me a fair and amazing outcome.

  • Alex B.

    Tever & Natalia from Robert Starr kept me up to do date on all their dealings with Ford, and just a couple of months later I had a 5-figure check and a drop-off date for my vehicle.

  • Djangus R.

    The entire staff was responsive and knowledgeable.

  • Former Client

    The process was pretty effortless and they took care of basically everything.

  • Former Client

    Robert Star is extremely professional kind and patient and understanding with all his customers.

We'LL get the job done!

Schedule Your Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Our Track Record
of Success

  • $400,000,000 Settlement Catalano v. BMW
  • $12,000,000 Settlement Trauth v. Spearmint Rhino & Omlor v. Spearmint Rhino
  • Over $10,000,000 Settlement Sadowska v. VW
  • Over $10,000,000 Settlement Keegan v. Honda
  • Over $10,000,000 Settlement Zakskorn v. Honda
  • Over $10,000,000 Settlement Olson v. Volkswagen
  • Over $10,000,000 Settlement Marsikian v. Mercedes-Benz
  • Over $10,000,000 Settlement Ehrlich v. BMW
  • $10,000,000 Settlement Arfat v. Déjà Vu & Related Actions
  • Over $6,000,000 Settlement Terry v. Sapphire
/