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Lemon Law Consumer Tips & Advice

Good advice is hard to come by, but mistakes relating to car purchases and lemon laws are easy to make. Here are a number of articles that provide background into making informed decisions that range from best car repair practices to whether suing or arbitrating a lemon law claim is a better option.

These were the famous words of the loveable B-9 Robot from the famous 1960s TV series LOST IN SPACE. These were the words that came to mind when thinking of the inherent danger of lithium ion rechargeable batteries in cars, bicycles and other electric devices that have been reported in the news over and over...

The Art of Deception
Auto dealers can be like magicians with trickery and deception, intended to confuse and deceive. Both practice the art of sleight of hand, manipulating documents and creating illusions. They can employ the “five finger fold” to cover up important figures in documents while re-directing your attention only where to sign. For the magician, it is...

Instructions For Return Of Vehicle
(Lemon Law Repurchase or Lease Surrender) Confirm appointment by email in advance with dealer or repurchase agent and your attorney. Remove all your personal effects, CDs, and after-market accessories, etc. before return and clear your phone contacts and navigation data. Consider repairing any vehicle damages, deep scratches, wheel gouges, etc. under your insurance or tire...

Volkswagen VW Atlas And Atlas Cross Sport 2019-2023 Safety Recalls Of 246,000 Vehicles Reported
Owners and operators BEWARE! There are safety recalls wherein NHTSA investigations and numerous news articles are warning of defective wiring harnesses in VW Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles that have been reported by numerous consumers to cause windows to suddenly open, alarm and warning lights sounding, sudden unexpected braking, and warning of possible delayed...

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Name Game
Major manufacturers advertise the benefits of buying one of their certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles, touting no-accidents, well-maintained, recently serviced, low-mileage, 120 plus point check lists and professional national TV or radio and print ads instilling a high level of consumer confidence. Unscrupulous used vehicle dealers advertise “certified” vehicles giving a false impression that these are...

Extended Warranties and the Fine Print
You did everything right.  You bought a car with a warranty and even paid extra for extended warranty for peace of mind.  You thought you are covered for product defects and malfunctions, but are surprised when your claim for free repairs is denied and you are quoted hundreds or thousands of dollars for repairs. The...

Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. on Auto Fraud and NY Lemon Law Part 1 and 2
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. on Auto Fraud and NY Lemon Law Part 1 Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. on Auto Fraud and NY Lemon Law Part 2

WARNING: Drivers Should Never Exit Running Vehicles
Few people realize the serious dangers of exiting a running vehicle, which could roll away or suddenly shift from neutral into drive or reverse causing serious property damage, personal injuries and even fatalities. The most infamous case in recent history is that of the late actor Anton Yelchin, the 27 year-old star of Star Trek...

Here is what one owner of a new Jeep feels about his expensive lemon
Watch the entertaining YouTube video:

The New York Lemon Law And Related Statutes
©2015 Is a “consumer protection statute” providing implied warranties for lease or purchase of new and used vehicles (autos, motorcycles and motor homes) and motorized wheel chairs, but excludes classic cars and off road vehicles. Governed by New York General Business Law, Article 11-A.

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