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The Least Reliable Cars for 2023

jeep wrangler

Each year, nonprofit consumer research and consumer advocacy organization Consumer Reports releases its yearly evaluation results to inform consumers about the most and least reliable vehicles. This comprehensive research involves over 300,000 vehicles and vehicle owners and bases its findings on overall reliability for the past three model years. “With today’s inflated car prices, people… Continue reading

Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Lemon Law Claim?

Every state across the US has lemon laws on the books. These consumer protection laws provide everyone a means of recourse when they purchase a defective product. If you bought a defective car, truck or SUV that cannot seem to be repaired, you likely have a legitimate lemon law claim. But how does that process… Continue reading

How Many Repair Attempts Should I Allow on My Lemon?

A mechanic repairing a car.

Few circumstances are as infuriating as discovering you bought a lemon vehicle new off the dealership lot. What could tax your patience even more is repeated trips back to the dealer for attempted repairs, all to no avail. How many repair attempts should you allow on your lemon car, truck or SUV? Lemon Law Requirements… Continue reading

What to Do When Your Used Car is a Lemon

A car with open bonnet parked in a city street and a concerned man checking on fluids and parts.

Pandemic-related supply chain issues and shortages are still driving up the price of used vehicles, making it difficult to find a car or truck on the lot at all. When something you desperately need is in short supply, it can feel almost like you have to take whatever you can get. Unfortunately, this can end… Continue reading

How Do I Know If I Have a Lemon?

a car

“Lemon” is a popular slang term for a newer vehicle that isn’t reliable. The name stems from the “sour” experience of constantly needing to have the vehicle serviced and find alternate transportation. This is especially frustrating when your lemon is a brand-new car, truck or SUV that you bought at a considerable price. How do… Continue reading

Which Car Brands Have the Poorest Quality?

Brand-new vans

One of the most important consumer studies involving new vehicle quality is the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. This study is in its 36th year, and it shows a negative trend – popular car makers are showing poorer quality than ever before. An Overview of the 2022 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study The J.D. Power… Continue reading

Do Lemon Laws Cover New Electric Vehicles?

Electric care being charged at an EV station.

New EV cars and hybrids are becoming popular all across the United States and auto manufacturers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon. Everyone wants a share of this new market. And yet, EVs are displaying problems with battery life and other functions while still under warranty. A question many consumers are asking is, “Do… Continue reading

Do I Have to Submit to Arbitration Before Settling My Lemon Law Claim?

a car

Arbitration is a legal term that may arise during the process of pursuing a lemon law claim. You should understand your rights under your state laws and learn more about arbitration and how it factors in to some lemon law proceedings. What is Arbitration? Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes between two parties, by… Continue reading

Common Terms Used in Lemon Law Claims

la Ley Lemon

Consumer protection laws, or Lemon Laws, can vary from state to state, but they all have certain similarities. They provide basic protections for consumers who have unwittingly and in good faith purchased a defective vehicle from an auto manufacturer. Each state’s laws lay out in detail how consumers can move forward with a Lemon Law… Continue reading

Do Lemon Laws Differ from State to State?

Filing a Lemon Law Claim

So-called ‘Lemon Laws’ are consumer protection laws designed to give consumers an avenue of recourse when they have purchased a faulty product. The most commonly used lemon laws are perhaps relating to new vehicles. Even with strict quality control and safety standards among automakers, mistakes are made and faulty vehicles slip through the cracks and… Continue reading

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