Wirtz Law APC Wins 1st Fraud Judgment in US against Ford Motor Company for $632,141.03 for a 2014 Focus DPS6 Transmission-UPDATED

Our client, the plaintiff, purchased a brand new 2014 Focus for $40,007, including add-ons and financing. Within three days, the transmission began to slip and shudder. He took the Ford Focus back to the dealer for nine different transmission repairs during the three years he owned the vehicle, and 10 times for other repairs....
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Butte County Jury Awards $46,716.54, including 2x Civil Penalty Against FCA for Defective Dodge RAM 2500 under California Lemon Law

In April 2013, our clients, Melissa and Geoff W. purchased a pre-owned 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 to be Geoff’s primary vehicle. He’d previously always preferred Chevy trucks, but after hearing great things from friends about how reliable and durable Dodge trucks were, he decided take a shot and give Dodge a chance. Unfortunately, he...
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Riverside County (Palm Springs) Jury Awards a Full Buyback of $35,450 Against Kia for Defective 2012 Sorrento under California Lemon Law

Our clients, Marty A. and his wife Sandra, purchased a new 2012 KIA Sorrento as a present to each other. Unfortunately, the SUV turned out to be no gift.  Within 5 months, the transmission failed. Leaking Fluid within the torque converter made the transmission irreparable, so KIA’s authorized repair facility elected to replace it with...
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Los Angeles Jury Awards $103,527.32, including a Full Civil Penalty against BMW for Defective 2013 335i Active Hybrid under California Lemon Law

In September 2012, our client, Julio H. bought a new 2013 BMW 335i Active Hybrid "ultimate driving machine" sports sedan, his dream car and first new car after driving a used 1999 Honda Civic for thirteen years. He was excited to treat himself to a a premium luxury vehicle after obtaining his Doctorate, but...
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Los Angeles County Jury Awards $69,653.64, including Civil Penalties against BMW for Defective 2011 BMW X1 under California Lemon Law

Our client Kayla C. purchased a used Certified Pre-Owned ("CPO") 2011 BMW X1 SUV, which was advertised as better than new with an extended warranty. She knew something was wrong when the steering wheel felt rough and the engine started making a terrible rattling sound within the first week of her ownership. Kayla immediately...
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Orange County Jury Awards $103,001.16, including 2x Civil Penalty against FCA for Defective 2012 Dodge Durango under California Lemon Law

Juan G. bought a used 2012 Dodge Durango to be his family’s vehicle for everyday driving. Just under two months after purchase, the problems started. Juan brought in the Durango for repair nine times in less than three years to FCA dealerships, complaining of everything from oil leaks to dangerous and unsafe loss of...
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