Land Rover Brake Problems

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vacuum pump and power brake problems are under federal investigation after drivers complained about losing brake power assist.

NHTSA investigation of Range Rover brake problems

NHTSA Range Rover Brake problem investigation

According to one source,

The 30,000 model year 2012-2014 vehicles are equipped with 2-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engines that use single-vane engine-powered rotary vacuum pumps as the only source of vacuum to the brake boosters.  The vacuum pumps, attached to the rear of the engines and driven by the intake camshafts, need a constant supply of engine oil for lubrication, cooling and for sealing.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says problems with engine oil supply to the pumps can cause significant problems, with a loss of brake booster vacuum. Drivers will experience problems using the brake pedals that will result in longer stopping distances, or more significant issues.  Read complaints about Land Rover vehicles.

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If you purchased a Range Rover with brake problems, you may be entitled to compensation, or other relief.  Call for a Free Consultation, (973) 598-1980

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About Us

Hiring an attorney can be a stressful and confusing situation. You want an expert, honest, personal approach to your case. The Law Office of Howard Gutman has been fighting for consumer rights and representing commercial interests for over 20 years. We have a deep knowledge of fraud, consumer, warranty, and lemon law, and will handle your case with honesty and experience.

Howard A. Gutman has successfully handled over 500 lemon law and automobile breach of warranty cases. Mr. Gutman is the author of a leading article on the lemon law in the New Jersey Law Journal and recently gave a seminar for other attorneys on the lemon law for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He also wrote the Year 2000 Legal Handbook, a book dealing with computer warranties, and is considered a leading authority on all types of warranties. He has appeared on Good Day New Jersey been interviewed by NBC Nightly News and Newsday, and his cases have been profiled in the Star Ledger, Bureau of National Affairs Magazine, and New York Times

Education and Early Employment

Mr. Gutman graduated from Drew University Cum Laude, with Distinguished Honors in Political Science. At age 20, while still an undergraduate, he became one of the youngest persons ever to publish a law review article. He went on to the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor on the Journal of Law Reform.

Mr. Gutman first worked at the Wall Street law firm of Haight Gardner Poor & Havens, a premier international law firm. He then went on to Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegel where he worked under the former United States Attorney for New Jersey. Thereafter, he became part of the commercial litigation team at Hannoch Weisman, then the second largest firm in New Jersey. With the opportunity to handle a case featured in national media, he started his own firm and has been a trial attorney for over 20 years. Legal Assistant Amy Schneider is a graduate of Princeton University and MIT.

Published Lemon Law Verdicts and Awards

Black v. Volvo North America Corp. 92 N.J.A.R.2d (1992)

Boyle v. American Isuzu Motors, 95 N.J.A.R.2d 128 (1995)

Gantt v. Volkswagen, 95 N.J.A.R.2d 32
This case sets down the important principle that the manufacturer is responsible for any items installed. The dealer installed an alarm which Volkswagen said was unauthorized. Accepting our position, the Court said if the vehicle malfunctioned, it would be a lemon.

Giglio v. Daimler Chrysler Motors Co, OAL DKT. NO. CMA9965-02
Courts have decided water leak claims in different ways – sometimes saying conditions did not constitute a substantial impairment. Here we were able to demonstrate through an expert and the client’s testimony that there was a substantial problem, and secured a refund.

Merisier v. C&J Auto, Inc. OAL-DKT NO . CMA-5617-00
The Division Director, on Administrative Appeal, reversed a lower court finding and ordered repurchase.

Taylor v. Volvo OAL DKT. NO: CMA5732-00
The court ordered a refund based upon a vehicle odor, rejecting contentions the condition did not constitute a substantial impairment.

Umbach v. Volkswagen of American 93 N.J.A.R.2d 11 (1992)
Repurchase ordered, rejecting contention that uneven shifting at highway speeds was a normal characteristic of the vehicle

Other Verdicts and Settlements

Negligence Settlement ($500,000). A client came to a large law firm who advised him that he did not have a claim in a matter involving medical negligence. We reexamined the case, identified and error and after filing a claim, secured a ½ million dollar settlement.

Consumer Fraud Award ($121,000). Mr. Gutman secured one of the largest jury verdicts in a consumer fraud action after a seven day trial. The matter was resolved with a confidentiality provision

Consumer Fraud Settlement ($150,000). A tenant was deceived about the projected use of a building. After being billed a five figure amount by his initial counsel, our office agreed to handle the matter on a contingency basis securing a substantial settlement providing an award to the client and coverage of fees for our office and his prior counsel.

Silica Claim (six figure settlement involving multiple defendants). Our office filed one of the first cases involving exposure to silica dust.

Media Coverage

Some of our cases have been covered by media outlets including the New York Times, NBC, Star Ledge, Law 360, and the Associated Press.

Jeep Cherokee Litigation (Cal. And NJ) (Our office was lead counsel in a matter covered by Law360

In Re Vioxx Litigation, (D. N.J. 2017) (our office represented a law firm securing a successful resolution of claims).

Lieberman v. USCF, Suit Seeks to Bar U.S. From Chess Olympiad,
New York Times and AP (Sept. 26, 1986)

Pipolo v. Tayburn (filing of one of the first cases alleging repressed memory in case of abuse).

Presentations

New Lemon Law Creates Expansive Remedies,
Winning the Lemon Law Case, Inst. Of Cont Legal Education (Oct. 2016)
Computer Software Warranties and Risks, Presentation to the National Press Club (1998).

Personal Handling and Staff

Each case is personally handled by Mr. Gutman with aid from legal assistant Amy Schneider. She is a graduate of Princeton University who received her M.B.A from MIT Sloan School of Business.

Free Consultation

The office provides a free telephone consultation.

General Motors Air-Conditioning Problem

General Motors Air-Conditioning Defect: Questions and Answers

 

Man having problem with GM air-conditioning

 

What is the Current Status 

A class action sets forth problems with the air-conditioning systems on multiple GM vehicles.  Se In Re Gen. Motors Air  Conditioning Litigation   Our office is presenting claims for inconvenience, repair cost reimbursement and other relief.


Is there a cost to me to present an individual claim

Our office handles GM air-conditioning claims on a contingency basis with no payment required from the consumer.


What Vehicles are Covered

Problems have been reported on GM trucks and SUVs, namely the Cadillac Escalade (model years 2015-2017), the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (model years 2014-2016), the Chevrolet Suburban (model years 2015-2017), the Chevrolet Tahoe (model years 2015-2017), the GMC Sierra 1500 (model years 2014-2016) and the GMC Yukon (model years 2015-2017).


What types of Problems Have been Reported 

The vehicles have a serious defect that causes the AC Systems to (a) crack and leak refrigerant; (b) lose pressure within the
AC System; and (c) fail to properly function to provide cooled air into the Vehicle’s passenger cabin.  The Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoes were   h GMC Sierra Complaints state GM trucks and SUVs were sold with a defective air conditioning system that will break down during normal vehicle operation, and consumers have been charged for repair due to factory defect.

Call about repair costs of air-conditioning system

Call for a Free Consultation on Your Chevrolet or GM Air-Conditioning Claim

Common Mistakes Handling Fraud Claims

 

 

1. Not Clearly Explaining the Claim

The defendant is involved in a fraud and you provide a complicated explanation that the Court does not fully understand.   Your claim is likely to be dismissed (probably with leave to re-file once).  See www.ricolawyer.org

2. Assuming that justice will be done.

Many scheme  continue with skilled counsel, until the collapse finds limited funds and unpaid claims.  The skilled SEC believed Madoff and not his accuser.  Simply because a wrong has been committed do not assume that the Court will address it; you need to prove your claim clearly and convincingly.

3.  Lumping the defendants together

Saying the defendantd willfully and deliberately conspired to defraud the plaintiff making multiple false statements resulting in the substantial losses set forth above- is not going to do it.   In a fraud case, you need to identify what each defendant did.  Each will pretend not to understand what it is alleged to have done wrong and a vague complaint will again be subject to dismissal

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN HELP YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR CLAIM.

CHEVROLET MALIBU ENGINE

Engine problems continue to trouble Chevrolet Malibu owners and there are multiple reported complaints.    Here are some typical reports,

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing,

The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly, fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue.

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder,
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder,

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue
Illumination of the check engine light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.https://repairpal.com/chevrolet-malibu-2016/problems

Owners may be entitled to new vehicles or compensation for problems.
 

Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation.

Here are some additional sources,

www.chevymalibuforum.com (forum compiled by owners discussing problems)

www.carcomplaints.com/Chevrolet/Malibu/2016/ (compilation of Chevrolet Malibu complaints, listing of engine issues and problems

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