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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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How Vehicle Owners Can Keep Up with Recalls

Under federal law, car manufacturers have an obligation to issue a recall of vehicles or parts if they detect a flaw in the manufacturing process that results in a faulty part. This federal regulation is covered under “lemon laws,” which are a series of statutes that protect customers if they’ve purchased a defective vehicle. It...
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Defective Brake Pressure Valve Causes GM Recall

In September 2021, a fire technical expert noticed an issue that caused an underhood fire on a 2021 GMC Sierra 2500. The expert notified the Speak Up For Safety Program about the problem. Not long after, a second underhood fire occurred involving a Sierra 2500. GMC became aware of the problem and a recall was...
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Class-Action Lawsuit Against General Motors

General Motors, the car-manufacturing giant, has been named as the defendant in a class-action lawsuit filed in late 2021 in federal court. The company has been accused of producing cars with defective fuel management lifters, which are a safety hazard. This defect could be a breach of warranty laws. Manufacturer defects such as these may...
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What to Expect After Winning a Lemon Law Lawsuit

Congratulations! You’ve won your Lemon Law lawsuit against a car manufacturer or dealership. You, unfortunately, had a car that was a “lemon” and needed repeated repairs or had issues that couldn’t be fixed. At this point, you may have been able to return the car for the full purchase price. However, after you’ve won the...
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