It is often said that aside from the purchase of a home, an automobile purchase is the single largest purchase most consumers will make. While purchasing a vehicle brand new often provides the best consumer protection should the vehicle prove defective, this is not always economically feasible and Texas consumers may choose to buy a used vehicle instead. The purchase of a used vehicle in Texas is fraught with pitfalls for the unwary consumer especially if the vehicle is being purchased "as is" (without a written warranty). Below are some tips to help protect Texas Consumers from purchasing a... Continue reading »
On June 22, 2012, General Motors announced it is recalling just about every Chevy Cruze sold in the United States, Canada and Israel to prevent the risk of engine fires. The recall affects 475,148 Cruzes, a vehicle that up until the recall had seemingly been praised by auto critics. The fires are caused when fluid drips onto a hot plastic shield below the engine. GM identified about 30 fires that could possibly be related to the issue. The recall was issued after NHTSA announced that it would be investigating the cause of fires which destroyed two 2011 Cruzes. GM has instructed Chevrolet... Continue reading »
Owners of 2007 and 2008 model-year Acura TL sedans will soon receive a letter asking them to bring their car in for repairs to a defective steering hose. It has been found that over time, the hoses can deteriorate, which can cause the cars to leak fluid or even start a fire. In 2008, Honda recalled 273,000 Acura TLs for a similar problem.
If you are having issues with the power steering on an Acura TL or experiencing any other problems with the vehicle, please visit Krohn & Moss, Ltd. at yourlemonlawrights.com or call them toll free at 1-800-US Lemon (800-875-3666). A consumer attorney... Continue reading »
Chrysler Group is recalling some 127,350 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to potential problems in electrical stability control and anti-lock braking systems, the company and U.S. safety regulators said.
Chrysler, majority owned by Fiat SpA, said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires due to the issue.
The recall affects cars from the 2011-2012 model years and produced through Dec. 20, 2011, according to a company filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A fuse in the power distribution center in the vehicles... Continue reading »
Once you've made the decision to purchase a used vehicle, it's important to know how to protect yourself under lemon law type laws. The lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. suggest the following things when selecting a used vehicle:
BUY A "CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED" CAR!
Certified pre-owned vehicles are typically inspected to make sure they meet certain manufacturer specifications, and usually come with a warranty or guarantee that the vehicle will perform in a certain way or that the vehicle will be repaired if something is goes wrong with it.
BUY A CAR THAT IS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 YEARS... Continue reading »
Have you purchased a "new" Chevrolet Volt only to later find out that it had already been sold and is actually a "used" car? Did you pay a new car price for that "used" Volt? Further, since you were not the first purchaser, were you denied the right to take advantage of the $7,500 tax credit available to Volt purchasers? Much to General Motors' chagrin, some Chevrolet dealers are selling the fuel efficient Volt to other dealers or to a shell corporation owned by the dealership in order to claim the tax credit for themselves. Once the dealership receives the tax credit for themselves, they... Continue reading »
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® was founded in 1995 by principal attorneys, Adam J. Krohn and Gregory H. Moss, with the goal of providing affordable, effective legal representation to those who have been victims of defective cars, trucks and consumer products. Originally founded in Illinois, our firm's uncanny success has helped us in expanding our efforts on a nationwide basis. Today, we assist consumers throughout the co...