We live in a new auto repair landscape. Many clients of mine who have the ability to GPS track their vehicle are reporting the vehicle is at the same exact spot at the dealership for months at a time. Just sitting there, not being repaired. If a vehicle is under warranty, the manufacturer has a legal responsibility to fix it in a timely manner or buy it back. Don't wait three or four months to take action. Being proactive can often lead to a resolution that will get you back on the road. If you live in Michigan and your vehicle has been out of service at least 25 days, consider your legal option and feel free to contact me at (248) 246-6353
Infotainment system defects, safety warning defects, and navigation and connection glitches can be serious problems in new vehicles. Computer updates often do not help, and manufacturers struggle to find permanent solutions. The Michigan Lemon law may qualify you for a repurchase or cash compensation if you experience these problems.
While the Michigan Lemon Law has some complexity, the basics are quite easy to understand. There are 2 ways to qualify At least 3 repair attempts for the same defect or condition The vehicle must be subject to at least 3 repair attempts for the same defect or condition that substantially i...
Dropping off your Lemon vehicle at the dealer and refusing to pay for it is an aggressive tactic for consumers. The best strategy is to seek advice from an experienced auto warranty lawyer before taking this action.
Michigan's Lemon Law can be technical and sometimes difficult to navigate. The best policy is to prepare and get started as early as possible. When you first have problems with your vehicle, this is your opportunity to document everything and be very clear in your communications with the dealer and the manufacturer. Doing so will put you in an advantageous position should you have to use the Lemon Law. You will also put your attorney in a better position to represent you and get you the settlement you deserve.
This blog takes a look at a recent Michigan Lemon lawsuit regarding a 2021 Jeep Cherokee
A technical service bulletin, (TSB), can potentially have Michigan Lemon Law implications
The Michigan Lemon Law does not list specific defects which constitute impairment of use or value. Your lawyer must be prepared to prove impairment to win your case
Michigan's Lemon Law requires at least 3 repair attempts for the same substantial defect or at least 25 days out of service within the first year from the date of delivery. Importantly, the manufacturer must also be provided with a final repair opportunity
General Motors is having extensive problems fixing certain diesel engines in newer trucks and SUV's
The 2021 Chevy Silverado has experienced multiple defects. The Michigan Lemon Law can provide remedies if you are a Silverado owner/lessee
Recalls can be a signal of a more serious and consistent defects that ultimately qualify your vehicle for Michigan Lemon Law remedies.
The Lemon Law process in Michigan may be quick and painless, or slow and frustrating. This article explains the legal process of Michigan's Lemon Law
Many auto owners are waiting too long for repairs because parts are not available. Being proactive can often lead to a resolution that will get you back on the road. If you live in Michigan and your vehicle has been out of service more than 30 days, consider a Lemon Law claim and feel free to contact me at (248) 246-6353
If you receive a letter from a debt collector, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, (“FDCPA”), allows you a 30-day window to dispute the debt. Your dispute must be in writing, and it requires the debt collector to take very specific action. This dispute letter is a very important tool for con...
In sum, the amount and content of the debt collection efforts are taken in a case-by-case basis to establish abuse. The FDCPA does not prohibit debt collectors from employing legitimate, reasonable, non-abusive means to collect debt. But now, debt collectors are limited to a definitive amount of collection calls, (7 times during one week).
Lemon vehicles. How to address transmission defects in Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac vehicles
Lemon Law litigation oftentimes involves subtle issues such as intermittent problems, hesitations or jerking during acceleration, or unusual transmission shifts. In recent years, navigation defects in vehicles have been a very common problem. In such cases, lemon law expert witness testimony is critical in providing neutral analysis of the vehicle’s performance. If you have a Lemon Law case that requires a high degree of technical expertise, I encourage you to contact me for a free consultation.
In sum, to set your case up properly, you should send the final repair letter as described above. My clients have received repurchase offers without the final repair process. However, it is prudent to follow the mandates of the law to make sure you are on the winning side.
If you have a pending civil or criminal case in Michigan, your case has likely been delayed. Most civil cases, including Lemon Law cases currently filed in Michigan Courts have been delayed for at least 60 days.
The old English principle of Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware), is a very good rule to remember when you are purchasing a used vehicle. Generally, the Michigan Lemon Law does NOT apply to used vehicles. (Unless it is covered by a manufacturer's express warranty at the time of purchase or lease...
You look down at your phone and it's another unidentified caller. The stress and frustration of dealing with debt is real. However, if you are receiving collection calls from an aggressive debt collector, it just may be a scam. Is It Your Debt? If you have no idea what debt the collector is t...
There are many strategies when it comes to disputing derogatory information on your credit report(s). You can find dozens of different ideas and samples on the internet, or you can hire a credit repair professional or a lawyer. The Big 3 credit bureaus, (Equifax, Experian and Transunion), allow ...
While intermittent defects are very frustrating, you should never give up the fight to prove your case
A Michigan Lemon Law case can be very simple or complex, depending on many factors. The anatomy of your case is covered here.