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Wirtz Law Wins California Lemon Law Trial Against Ford Motor Company

Wirtz Law Wins Trial Against Ford Motor Company

Like many car owners who find themselves in possession of a lemon, Crystal Young, began experiencing serious problems immediately after purchasing her 2019 Ford F-150 XLT pickup truck. The truck’s collision alert alarm would sound, warnings would flash on the dashboard screen, and brakes would automatically prime for no reason. These dangerous errors often occurred when…
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How Long Did Subaru Know About the Piston Engine Defects?

Subaru owners have filed a New Jersey class-action lawsuit alleging that the manufacturer has known about defective engine pistons since 2008. This defect allowed debris into the engines of these cars, further damaging the engine.  The flaw in the EJ25 2.5-liter and FA20 2.0-liter turbocharged engines affected the 2009–18 WRX and STI model years and…
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Faulty Fuel Hose Prompts Kia Recall

Korean car manufacturer Kia has issued a second recall for the Optima sedans manufactured in 2013–14. This is the second round of recalls since 2020 for this make and model years, and it was initiated over concerns that a malfunctioning low-pressure fuel hose could cause the vehicles to catch fire. This is a nationwide recall…
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Is There a Fire Risk for Chevy Bolt Batteries?

General Motors, the manufacturer of the Chevy Bolt, announced a second recall on Bolts, covering all model years through 2022. The manufacturer closed a fire investigation prompted by claims that a defective battery in the electric cars could start a fire.  GM’s recall of Chevy Bolts affected an estimated 141,000 vehicles and includes model years…
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Why You Should Keep Your Class-Action Notice for Your Vehicle

If you receive a class-action notice in the mail, you may feel a bit caught off guard. If you’re unsure of what steps to take next, this blog post is for you. You’ll learn your options and find out why you should never ignore a class-action notice pertaining to your vehicle.  What is a class-action…
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Spot the Signs of a Bad Transmission

The California Lemon Law is a great resource for vehicle consumers in the state. It protects buyers like you from taking a financial hit in the event your new vehicle happens to be defective. But you can’t access the benefits of this law if you don’t notice that there’s a defect in the first place.…
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lemon Law Lawsuit?

For many people, buying a vehicle is one of the biggest investments they will make. When you’re spending more money than you do on just about anything else, you want to make sure you’re protected if your new vehicle turns out to be the dreaded lemon. Fortunately, California has laws in place to protect consumers.…
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SuperLawyers: A Few Things We Came Across

Mr. Wirtz was recently featured in the 2022 San Diego Super Lawyer magazine. Read a snippet of the article or click on the link below for the full article. Leaning Lemon One of California’s top lemon-law attorneys, Richard M. Wirtz, didn’t set out to be a consumer attorney. In his early days, he says, “I believed…
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Car Companies That Have Had the Most Recalls

The automotive industry is constantly growing, developing, and improving. As technology expands, so do the capabilities of our beloved vehicles. But this rapid growth comes with growing pains. If you feel like vehicle recalls have been on an uptick in recent years, you’re not alone.  In 2014, the number of total recalls hit a historic…
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Massive Recall Issued for Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab Trucks

Each year, over 500,000 Ram trucks are sold in Canada and the U.S. As a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, Ram has more than 40 years of experience as an industry heavy hitter. Why are these vehicles so popular? Perhaps it is because their models have won several awards for both interior and overall design. Their…
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