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Loss of Power and Electronic Throttle Control Problems in Ram EcoDiesel 1500 Trucks

Ram truck photo reduced.jpgFCA has a severe problem with the 2015 and 2016 Ram EcoDiesel 1500 trucks, and it goes way beyond the current class action for emissions cheating. My clients have been into dealerships with their Ram EcoDiesel 1500 trucks in limp mode or severe loss of power, check engine light on and the service electronic throttle control error message. This would be bad enough as a one-time issue, but these trucks have been in the shop in 3, 4 or more times for the exact same problem.

After the Hurricanes, Expect a Flood of Flooded Cars

The devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida are expected to result in approximately 500,000 cars declared a total loss due to flood damage. A vehicle declared a total loss by insurance should be disclosed to any potential buyer as a salvage title due to flood damage. The problem is that many cars with a salvage title will be taken to other states and, through creative paperwork or contacts in the DMV, the salvage brand won't appear on the title after the car is transferred out of state. Another way that a flood vehicle can end up for sale without a salvage title is if the insurance company sells the vehicle directly without taking title, or if a car dealership sells a flooded car directly because it didn't have insurance for flooded cars.

Motorcycles Could Soon Be Covered By Pennsylvania Lemon Law

You've heard of lemon cars. But what about lemon motorcycles? Traditionally, only cars and trucks have been covered under Pennsylvania Lemon Law. But that may be changing, if Pennsylvania House Bill 74 continues to gain support. The Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee approved the bill on June 12. The bill will now go for consideration in front of the full House.

Don't Get Cheated on Your West Virginia Lemon Law Buyback

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for WVlemoncalculationphoto.jpgFor a vehicle repurchase under the West Virginia Lemon Law, you should get back everything you are entitled to under the law. The problem is that it is not easy to tell what you should get back without an attorney, and manufacturers take advantage of that. While the Lemon Law says generally what is to be refunded, it does not provide an exact calculation.

Is Your 2017 Ford Focus Not Starting? You are Not Alone.

ignition switch.jpgThe ignition on a number of 2017 Ford Focus vehicles are not starting. This is an intermittent problem that seems to begin around 4000 or 5000 miles on the odometer. These vehicles have failed to start even with all lights and electronic components shut off, while stored in a garage and when not in subjected to extremely cold temperatures. No fix for this issue has been found by Ford yet.

What to Look for When Choosing a West Virginia Lemon Law Attorney

With all the advertising on the internet, it can be somewhat confusing to decide which attorney to hire for your West Virginia Lemon Law case. Some firms and attorneys are good and some are not. Here are some pointers on how to make sure that the attorney you hire for your Lemon Law case in West Virginia has the skills to fight for your rights throughout the entire legal process.

Jeep Renegade Traction Control Problems

I have received multiple reports from clients about malfunctioning traction control systems in 2015 and 2016 Jeep Renegades. In these vehicles, the traction control light will come on and the engine will lose power while the vehicle is making a turn at lower speeds, such as at 25 to 35 miles per hour.