Subaru Safety Recall

Subaru has issued a safety recall to owners of the 2018 Model Year Legacy and Outback. Due to a software programming error, the calculation of the remaining driving distance until the fuel tank is empty may be incorrect. Normally, the dealership at which you purchased your Subaru would assist in correcting the issue. Unfortunately, as stated in the safety recall, there is currently no correction to the software programming error thus making the 2018 Subaru Legacy and/or Outback defective “a lemon”.

Since the solution to the issue has not been achieved, it would be wise to stay vigilant of any new issues that may possibly arise with your fuel management system. Does the vehicle seem to use fuel differently under the same driving conditions? Is your vehicle performing as expected towards the end of the fuel tank? Have you contacted your dealership before the recall and cannot seem to get the assistance needed?

While the manufacturer attempts to correct the programming error, Subaru has reminded owners to be patient. They have suggested a possible remedy may be available by the end of the first quarter in 2019. However, in California, the Tanner Protection Act provides the right of replacement as well as reimbursement under certain circumstances.

An alternative to waiting for the issue to be corrected, Susan Yeck The Lemon Law Attorney, urges you to contact her office immediately for assistance with this matter. Ms. Susan Yeck has over 30 years of experience in situations like this and is an experienced trial attorney with a successful track record in the state of California. This makes her a perfect fit to fight for your rights.

In summary:

  • This current recall is an admission by Subaru that the 2018 Model Legacy and/or Outback is defective and considered a lemon.
  • Owners should not wait for a solution from the manufacturer.
  • Contact Susan Yeck’s offices for immediate assistance in pursuing all remedies under California Lemon Law.

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What is the difference between car problems and a truly defective car?

Purchasing a used vehicle in the United States can be a very budget friendly, rewarding, and simple process. While owning a previously used vehicle can be a very positive experience, it can also be a nightmare. The difference is in the common issues that happen to vehicles as they age and actual defects in the car itself. So, what is the difference between a car problem and a truly defective car?

To answer this, we need to define what a defective car is. A substantial defect is a problem that impairs the car’s use, value, or safety. Some examples of substantial defects are: Engine problems, transmission problems, brake issues, steering problems, heating or A/C issues, ventilation problems, and suspension issues.

The defect can be covered under an implied or express warranty and the laws on what constitutes as a minor or “substantial problem varies from state. However, no matter which state you reside in, the defect must occur within a certain time period and certain number of miles.

Used car “problems” on the other hand, can be frustrating and are protected by lemon laws. It is important to maintain your car so that the warranty remains in effect.

If you find that you have purchased a used vehicle with substantial defects, the manufacturer or dealer needs to be given the opportunity to repair your vehicle for an express warranty claim. No repair attempts are needed for the breaking of an implied warranty claim. Contact a lemon lawyer right away if you have a problem with your car, truck, or SUV.

Tesla Faces California Lemon Law Claims

Tesla and founder Elon Musk have been known for trying to bring high tech electric vehicles to the masses. However, as the new Model 3 runs into production issues, several lemon law claims have been filed in California Superior Court, arguing that various vehicles made by Tesla have suffered serious defects.

At least five cases were filed by separate lemon law attorneys in the past month in Los Angeles County, meaning that there has yet to be any potential consolidation. In fact, it is unclear how many additional cases may be pending against the car maker because of the lack of online access to court records. However, the company’s struggles in bringing the Model 3 to market sheds some light on how some of the defects could have occurred.

Musk, at his Fremont manufacturing facility, attempted to create an assembly line out of whole cloth. After setbacks that forced some of the processes to be performed by hand, frequent interruptions led to some employees complaining of quality control issues in multiple news reports. It’s unclear whether the lemon law attorneys who filed the lawsuits were focused on the Models S, X or 3, however.

If you have a problem with a Tesla or any other make of car, and you have been unable to drive it because of safety reasons, get in touch with a consumer protection lawyer today.