GM is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks because certain vehicles may have been built with a fractured park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Steering Problems’ Category
Nissan will be alerting owners of certain 2012-2013 Altima vehicles about a manufacturing problem that could lead to loss of control of their vehicles. According to Nissan, certain vehicles may have been manufactured with a transverse link bolt and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to the proper specification. The bolt could loosen and fall off, increasing the risk of a vehicle accident. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Nissan customer services at 1-800-647-7261.
Lamborghini is notifying customers to bring their 2004-2006 Gallardo Coupe and 2004-2006 Spyder vehicles to their nearest dealership to update the power steering system. In certain driving conditions, the high pressure steering pipes near the steering assist hydraulic pump could leak. If fluid should come in contact with a hot surface or ignition source a fire could result. According to Lamborghini, the problem was discovered during hard driving condition testing, and could affect almost 1,500 vehicles. For more information on the problem, owners can contact Lamborghini at 1-703-364-7042.
Just recently we were able to negotiate to have a 2012 Hyundai Sonata repurchased for a client who lived in Orange County. The vehicle only had 6,000 miles on the odometer but had to be repaired several times for a defective suspension and steering system which caused it to sway while driving under normal operating conditions. While the vehicle was almost new and our client had only given the dealer three opportunities to repair the defects, we were able to persuade the manufacturer that this was a safety problem which warranted a full buyback.
The case was concluded within three months, from the time our client first contacted our firm to determine whether he had a viable lemon law case, to the date when it was ultimately repurchased and transferred back to the manufacturer and a client-trust check was rewarded to our client’s for his down payment and monthly payments. This was concurrent with the manufacture’s payoff to our client’s lender of the balance of his loan. Our client was, of course, ecstatic with the results of his lemon law case.
If you own or lease a vehicle which continues to have problems that started during the manufacturer’s original new car warranty, you may be driving a lemon. Please call the Law Offices of Delsack & Assoc., P.C. at 888-EX-LEMON (888-395-3666) for a free consultation with an experienced California lemon law attorney to find out whether we can help you get rid of your lemon.
One of our clients had recently purchased a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse which developed several issues related to the rack and pinion steering, headlamps, and climate control system. The vehicle also started leaking oil. The dealer tried unsuccessfully to repair these concerns on at least nine (9) separate occasions totaling 56 days out of service. After many weeks of frustration and inconvenience, paying for insurance, and being without his car the client researched the California lemon law on the internet, and contacted us to ask us to help him get rid of the vehicle and have it repurchased by the manufacturer.
We sent a demand to the manufacturer based on the vehicle qualifying as a lemon under the California lemon law statute and within several weeks were able to negotiate a full repurchase of the vehicle. Our client was able to recover his down payment and almost two years of monthly payments, plus get the manufacturer to pay off the balance of his loan.
If you think you’re driving a new or used car which started having substantial problems while still under the manufacturer’s new car warranty, you should contact the Law Offices of Delsack & Assoc., P.C. at 888-395-3666 or go to lemonlawspecialists.com to determine whether we can help you get rid of your car and get your money back.
Chrysler has released a technical service bulletin (TSB) alerting Jeep dealers, owners, and employees of Jeep Death Wobble, and have issued procedures on how to repair and prevent the problem. Death Wobble has been a problem in certain 2005-2010 Jeep Wranglers since November 2010 after hundreds of drivers complained of experiencing shimmy symptoms at speeds above 45 mph, after hitting a pothole. The highest number of complaints came from owners of 2007 models.
The bulletin advises that the steering system be inspected regularly for damaged, especially if the system has not been maintained. Chrysler warns owner that the installation of aftermarket steering and suspension components or wheel and tire assembles incompatible with Jeeps is the biggest cause of steering system vibration. There has been no reported deaths related to the problem, but owners experiencing the wobble have been justified in being frightened for their safety and the safety of others on the road.
Ford Motor Co. has filed a law suit against automobile parts supplier Dana Holding Corp. over corrosion issues that forced Ford to recall over 425,000 1999-2003 Ford Windstar minivans. The original recall, issued in August 2010, affected rear axles that were susceptible to fractures after years of service in salt states. Continued complaints led to subsequent Windstar minivan investigations and recalls that affected the front lower control arms, rear attaching brackets and body mount attachments.
In a seven page suit filed last Friday Ford stated that they have suffered substantial damages over the minivan issues and are asking the court to enforce a cost sharing agreement between the two companies. When asked about the lawsuit, Dana offered no comment, saying that the company does not discuss pending litigations. Ford and Dana continue to do business together as they work to resolve the issue.
BMW is recalling certain 2011 1-Series Active E an 2012 Z4 vehicle because drivers could experience sudden loss of power steering assist. Variations in electrical currents occurring within the power steering assist system could lead to sudden loss of power steering increasing the effort needed to maneuver the vehicle. Difficulty in steering could increase the chance of the driver getting into an accident. BMW will be notifying owners starting in July and will replace the steering assistance module free of charge. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417.