Motorists Want Apple & Google To Develop Safety Tech

May 10, 2013 by  
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According to several news agencies, CarSafetyRules.com decided to survey over a thousand drivers to learn more about their opinions on car safety features and distracted driving.

The reports indicate that according to the survey carried out by the CarSafetyRules.com, 47.2 percent of all drivers who participated in the survey admit that the use of smartphone technology may be directly linked to the number of accidents that have been reported in the last years.

The survey was carried out to ask drivers if they believed tech giants were more likely to come up with car safety apps and technologies than automakers. According to the survey, at least 21 percent of all drivers who participated think that Apple is more likely to come up with better technology to keep drivers safe.

Only 19.7 percent claimed Volvo was more likely.

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Nissan’s New Convertible Makes Its Debut

March 14, 2013 by  
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Nissan has unveiled its new Murano CrossCabriolet, which is a convertible model with a reasonably large trunk: a surprise for some.

The reports show that this new model offers backseat passengers enough room to sit comfortably, which is a rarity when it comes to convertible models. Its user-friendly interface is innovative and features scream practicality.

In spite of the many great qualities, this vehicle may disappoint for only coming in an all-wheel-drive trim.

For the full review and more details, click here for the full article.

IIHS Tests Five More Vehicles For Safety

March 8, 2013 by  
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Several news agencies have indicated that five new cars have recently been awarded with Top Safety Pick grades from the IIHS seven months after 11 luxury models performed poorly in a new set of tests that the IIHS developed.

The reports show that seven months ago, the small-overlap frontal test, which has been recently introduced by the IIHS, was responsible for several bad safety ratings linked to luxurious models. Now, every single vehicle out of the five vehicles tested by the agency was able to achieve either an acceptable or a good safety score. Some of these vehicles had obtained lower ratings in the previous test seven months ago but now, are fully redesigned and have performed well in the recent tests.

Automakers have been able to develop vehicles that are more innovative and safe than previous models, which is a great step forward.

For the full article and more details on these new and safe vehicles, click here.

2012 Nissan Versa Investigated By The NHTSA

November 21, 2012 by  
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A recent accident sparked concerns regarding the airbags in certain models of Nissan Versa, reports show.

According to the media outlets covering this accident, a driver crashed his Nissan Versa and the airbags failed to deploy. This incident is one of the 35 complaints associated with defective or somewhat faulty airbags the automaker Nissan has received.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to investigate these complaints to decide whether these vehicles should be recalled or not and if the problem is associated with pinched cables.

The federal agency should issue a statement regarding this issue with the 2012 Nissan Versa models soon.

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Road Motors Reaches Settlement With San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

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SAN DIEGO LEMON LAW LAWYER’S LAWSUIT AGAINST ROAD MOTORS CONCLUDES WITH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

The San Diego lemon law lawyer who publishes this blog is pleased to announce that the parties to the lawsuit Wiltse v. Road Motors (San Diego County Superior Court Case No. 37-2010-00072138) have reached a settlement. The San Diego County Superior Court’s decision to reconsider its April 15, 2011 arbitration ruling (which required the parties to argue their claims in arbitration, rather than in court) sparked the settlement. Once the reconsideration motion was scheduled, the defendants Road Motors and Credit Acceptance Corporation agreed to a settle with the Plaintiff and his San Diego, CA lemon law lawyer.

Located in Spring Valley, California, Road Motors is a San Diego County used car dealership. Road Motors’s co-defendant, Credit Acceptance Corporation, lends and finances loans for vehicle purchases. Road Motors assigned Plaintiff Daniel Wiltse’s vehicle purchase contract to Credit Acceptance Corporation.

Complaint in Road Motors Lawsuit Contained Allegations of Fraud & Violation of the California Lemon Law

Plaintiff Daniel Wiltse, a car buyer from San Diego, CA, alleged that Road Motors sold him a used Mercedes-Benz, and that Road Motors falsified the down payment amounts in his automobile purchase contract. Mr. Wiltse’s San Diego lemon law attorney alleged in the complaint that falsifying purchase contract amounts is a violation of California’s consumer protection statutes, including the Automobile Sales Finance Act. Mr. Wiltse’s attorney further alleged that the Mercedes-Benz turned out to be unsafe and inoperable, and that this amounted to a breach of the implied warranty of merchantability under the lemon law in California. Lastly, the complaint alleged that Road Motors, by not disclosing that the Mercedes-Benz had been in a previous accident, violated the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and committed common law fraud. Cases involving previously wrecked vehicles are a common type of auto fraud prosecuted by Mr. Wiltse’s lemon law lawyer in San Diego County. Selling previously wrecked vehicles without disclosing known accident damage is not expressly prohibited by the lemon law in California; however, it may still violate California’s other consumer protection laws.

Please note: Road Motors and Credit Acceptance Corporation denied all liability during the lawsuit, and claimed that no wrongdoing was committed. Further, the settlement agreement included no admissions of liability or wrongful conduct.

Road Motors Required to Take Back Mercedes-Benz Per Terms of the Settlement

All of the parties to the Road Motors settlement agreed that the settlement’s financial terms would be private and kept confidential. However, the settlement (as negotiated by Mr. Wiltse’s San Diego lemon law attorney) required that Road Motors take back the allegedly defective Mercedes-Benz.

Other Road Motors Customers Qualify for Free Consultation with San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

San Diego, California lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. offers advice to Road Motors customers regarding the California lemon law’s rules. We are experts in litigating California lemon law and auto fraud lawsuits, and consultations for Road Motors customers are always FREE!! Contact the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at (858) 674-4100 for your free CA lemon law consultation with an expert San Diego lemon law attorney.


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West Covina Toyota Sued by San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

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San Diego lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. announces the filing of a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the car dealership “West Covina Toyota” (Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. KC063172). The lawsuit alleges that the Defendant, West Covina Toyota (which operates the popular new and used car dealership by the same name in West Covina, California) illegally backdated the vehicle purchase contract of the Plaintiff, Mr. Enrique Cervantes. The Plaintiff is a San Bernardino, California vehicle owner who is being represented in this lawsuit by the San Diego lemon law attorney who publishes this blog.

Non-California Lemon Law Causes of Action Alleged Against West Covina Toyota

The Plaintiff’s San Diego lemon law lawyer has alleged in the complaint that Mr. Cervantes purchased a 2011 Toyota Tacoma from West Covina Toyota on September 4, 2010, and that the West Covina, California car dealership subsequently delivered a notice to Mr. Cervantes stating that West Covina Toyota was canceling and rescinding the Toyota Tacoma’s purchase due to the fact that West Covina Toyota was unable to assign the contract to lender who would finance the deal. The Complaint further alleges that Mr. Cervantes subsequently went back to West Covina Toyota, and while there executed another purchase contract (with an increased rate of interest) for the purchase of the same vehicle. Finally, Mr. Cervantes’s Complaint alleges that West Covina Toyota backdated this second purchase contract to September 4, 2010, instead of dating on the day it was actually signed.

While backdating vehicle purchase contracts does not technically violate the California lemon law (which typically involves allegations that a manufacturer was unable to repair a vehicle), backdating violates California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act (as well as other California consumer protection statutes) because it tricks car buyers into being charged for paying for undisclosed pre-consummation interest. Mr. Cervantes’s San Diego, California lemon law attorney alleges that as a result of West Covina Toyota’s backdating of the Toyota Tacoma’s contract the contract is unenforceable and Mr. Cervantes is entitled to rescind the contract and get a full refund.

Backdating of vehicle purchase contracts is actually one of the more common forms of auto fraud that San Diego lemon law lawyer Michael R. Vachon, Esq. frequently prosecutes.

San Diego Lemon Lawyer’s Complaint Alleges West Covina Toyota Engaged in Illegal Business Practice

The Complaint in the Cervantes v. West Covina Toyota lawsuit asserts that Mr. Cervantes was not the only victim of the West Covina Toyota’s backdating. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that West Covina Toyota is engaged in an illegal practice of backdating vehicle contracts, and that Mr. Cervantes was one of many backdating victims. Accordingly, the Complaint seeks an injunction against West Covina Toyota, which would be ordered by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and which would prohibit West Covina Toyota from backdating future vehicle purchase contracts.

Court Has NOT Yet Determined the Merits of San Diego Lemon Lawyer’s Allegations

The Court in the Cervantes v. West Covina Toyota lawsuit has not yet determined if West Covina Toyota is liable for any wrongdoing or whether the dealership committed any illegal conduct whatsoever. The Defendants is expected to deny all wrongdoing when it answers.

San Diego Lemon Law Lawyer Wants to Contact Other West Covina Toyota Customers

San Diego lemon law lawyer Michael R. Vachon, Esq. is currently attempting to locate and communicate with other West Covina Toyota customers. The lemon law attorney wants to gather information and evidence supporting the allegations in this lawsuit claiming that West Covina Toyota has a business practice of backdating vehicle purchase contracts.

If you bought a vehicle from West Covina Toyota at any time since February 17, 2008, then please call San Diego lemon law lawyer Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at within (858) 674-4100.

You will be helping the Court get to the truth in the Cervantes v. West Covina Toyota lawsuit, and you can also find out whether West Covina Toyota backdated your purchase contract, violated the California lemon law, or committed any other type of auto fraud or wrongdoing.