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Will Modifications Void Your New Car Warranty?

Modifying your new car won’t automatically void your manufacturer’s warranty. But it may cost you depending on the mod. Here is what you need to know. I got a few questions the other day about vehicle modifications and whether a manufacturer can void your warranty over them after I mentioned the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. […]

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When the Dealership Steals Back the Car They Just Sold You

You bought a car and a couple days later the dealership comes by in the middle of the night and steals it back from you. Surprised? It happens all the time. JT went to a car dealer and found a late model used vehicle he liked. His credit was okay – not stellar – but […]

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Big Three Quality Nosedives

Attorneys in this field – Lemon Law – have noticed an uptick recently in the number of complaints regarding the newfangled electronics on board US-made cars. Turns out it wasn’t our imagination. This recent article points out that the US cars are near the bottom of the list in recent quality, and the electronics problems […]

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The New Lemon Law Bible

This is an update of the best selling “Lemon Law Bible,” first published in 2000. Steve Lehto is a well-known attorney who has handled thousands of claims against automakers over defective automobiles. Here, he explains in plain English what you need to know to protect yourself as a consumer. Not just what to do after […]

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Steve Lehto Talks About Chryslers Turbine Car

Two-hundred and three families drove Chrysler Turbine Cars more than a million miles over two years in the 1960s, and from the reports received, they loved them. One-fifth the moving parts of a conventional piston motor, smoother running, less maintenance, and for fuel? Any liquid that burned. The car was a real hit, author Steve […]

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Suits say dealers shaved discounts

BY Alison YOUNG Free Press Staff Writer Longtime Chrysler employee Bill Stidham thought he was getting a good deal when he bought his new Dodge Ram pickup. Like thousands of auto company workers and retirees, Stidham was entitled to a big employee discount on his truck. So, as a 32-year Chrysler employee, he believed buying […]

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Title To Car Is Valid Security Agreement

Listed Price Not Amount Of Debt Where the buyer of a car did not make all the payments and the seller wanted to repossess the car or collect the balance due, the car’s certificate of title is a security agreement under the Uniform Commercial Code -but the seller’s security interest is not necessarily limited to […]

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Lawyer Rescues The Dream

Ok, so a few of the Woodward Dream Cruisers got a little carried away and actually burned some rubber. And guess what? The State Police and County Sheriff’s were right there to give them a ticket. But, in some cases, not just a ticket for excessive noise or something minor like that. Oh no! A […]

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Does The Lemon Law Protect You When You Buy Something Other Than A Car Or Truck?

Michigan’s Lemon Law protects buyers of new car or trucks in the state of Michigan. People often ask, “What if I buy a motorhome or boat that is defective?” Since the lemon law does not apply to such a sale, “Am I out of luck?” The answer is NO, there are many things you can […]

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If You Didn’t Get What You Bargained For–Or It Doesn’t Work–RETURN IT!

There is much confusion around the issue of when a consumer can return a product to the seller and rightfully demand a refund. In fact, this is one of the most commonly asked questions that consumer protection attorneys hear. When can the consumer return a product and get his or her money back? And, more […]

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