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If a manufacture states in their warantee, Should your LG

If a manufacture states in their warantee,Should your LG Refrigerator (“Product”) fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal home use, during the warranty period set forth below, LG will at its option repair or replace the product.The warrante on the failed part is 10 years and i have owned it for 2.5 years. Since the model is not available they want to prorate a credit s they have deemed the unit non fixable. No where in their warantee does it make any mention of prorating a credit. Can the Manufacture legally get away with this?Mike

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I purchased a used van for $4000. Also purchased a waranty

I purchased a used van for $4000. Also purchased a waranty that was to cover basically everything for about $500. After driving about 100 miles, the engine started smoking. Within the first month or two, I had this van to an approved dealer to check it out-they said it needed a new engine-insurance declined. I took it to another approved dealer as suggested by the used car lot. They said that it needed a new engine as well. The insurance declined again. Then owner of the car lot and I were perplexed and ask them why??? What dealer would you like for us to take it to for you to understand that it needs a new engine? They told us to take it to Answer Auto which we did. The insurance company had me to front the repair shop the $1900 to tear the engine down so they could get the exact problem. Then they still denied the claim. After 3 garages said that it needed a new engine and it had nothing to do with anything that I had done. Is there anything that I can do to get this insurance company to pay me back for the $3500 bill to replace the engine?

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My name is ***** ***** I live in Illinois. I am having

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I live in Illinois. I am having a problem with my Home Warranty Company which I believe has breached there contract concerning installation of a air conditioning unit. My family and I have been without a/c since April and I don't know what else to do.

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Hello, my family just bought a new 2014 Toy hauler 5TH wheel

Hello, my family just bought a new 2014 Toy hauler 5TH wheel RV from a large recreation dealership which they totally screwed us on. My wife and son live in full time. I had a very long list of stuff wrong with it right out the dealership. They had picked it up June 3rd and still have it in the shop and my wife and kid have been living in hotels, friends and families house for the entire summer. He starts school soon and they are still keeping it in the shop... It has been 2 months in the shop and this is at least the 3rd time it has been in the shop... plus it is a 2014! Is there anything I can do to push these guys to take this piece of crap back with some Federal Lemon Law since we live in Florida and the sate has nothing for RV's but there is a Federal Law (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) Can I sue this company or dealership or do anything to them for making my family go through this all summer.. when they sold us this brand new $111,187 RV? Thanks very much! Jason I forgot to mention they were fully aware of us living in it full time. Also the sales person lied to us and said we will have extreme equity in it and we did not after we gave him over $25,000 worth of cash and assets for down payment. They could of gone down to that price even with out all the money we gave them. My wife and 7 year old kid have been pretty much homeless because of this 2014 piece of junk from Forest River and the dealer that sells it Giant Recreation World. I would love to get back what they took from us. Thanks again! :)

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New car leased 2011. Soon discovered fault with transmission,

New car leased 2011. Soon discovered fault with transmission, stuck in neutral after full stop ], then sometimes lurches forward into oncoming lane. Dealer test is negative, but car now on recall. Could cause head-on. Dealer says not a safety probllem, will fix when VIN received from mfgr.

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I employed a General Contractor to remodel my bathroom and

I employed a General Contractor to remodel my bathroom and make it ADA Compliant, as I have MS, and need surgery for back & shoulder problems. I picked out a walk-in tub with him. He ordered it for me, clearly indicating he would be installing it for a customer, and salesman said it should be delivered to contractor rather than purchaser because of expense of delivery. There was no owners manual, installation instuctions, or warranty. The door seal was advertised with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty. The saleman, who I learned runs the company, refuses to discuss the product with me, as he states have no rights, as I am not the consumer -the contractor owns the tub. A general contractor, just like Sears, etc. purchases products for resale. Can you tell me what law gives me rights as the owner for warranty purposes, and what the wording is/or referral?

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regarding the US federal warranty limitations: I bought a 21

regarding the US federal warranty limitations: I bought a 21 foot boat in Canada that was made by CustomWeld jetboats in Idaho. The shifter was defective upon delivery and has caused me several safety problems and life threatening situations! The company recently admitted this particular shifter unit was known to be defective so they don't use it anymore. I asked the manufacturer to correct the problem on many different occasions and they refused saying that I needed to purchase a new shifter and incur all the costs myself. I think they legally owe me a proper shifter unit and should pay all costs incurred to supply and install a safe working unit. Am I correct and how do I proceed from here?Thank you

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I am a resident of NYS, my daughter purchased a service protection

I am a resident of NYS, my daughter purchased a service protection plan for her vehicle. the insurance company is babsed in illinois. her car broke down, transmission need to be replaced. we contacted insurance co. and direct us to take car to AMCO transmissions. the repair shop said that transmission need to be replaced, and that it should be covered. Insurance send an inspector who denied the claim saying that transmission was leaking before. Mechanic from AMCO. says that that is no ttrue. now mechanic need $600 for dismounting the transmission w/o fixing it. i contacted insurance. I placed a complaint and i was directed to a superviser, who does not ever answer or return calls.i also reaqd manual again. and in one provision it says that we agreed to arbitration or if we need to go to court we must go to illinios court only.is this all true and legal?how to get arbitration?do i have any other alternative?

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I installed aftermarket servos and added a Remote Filter &

I installed aftermarket servos and added a Remote Filter & Auxiliary Cooler to the transmission cooling loop on my fairly new vehicle. The original transmission failed and I was told that the servos caused the problem and warranty wouldn't be provided. I paid for a rebuilt transmission to be installed by the dealer with what I was told was a 3yr/50k mile warranty; they installed the transmission, manually flushed the cooling loop, and didn't disconnect the Remote Filter & Auxiliary Cooler from the cooling loop. Additionally, they swapped out the remote filter with a new filter.The vehicle was released to me and I was told there were no problems encountered. Less than 70miles later (<90min driving time), the rebuilt transmission failed and another transmission needs to be installed. The dealer is saying that additional pressure drop from the remote filter & auxiliary cooler caused the second transmission to fail. Citing Magnusson-Moss, I have fought back by saying that GM needs to prove that these aftermarket additions caused the failure.I have a couple questions as I feel that I shouldn't be liable for a transmission that failed mere hours from picking the truck up:Per the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, the manufacturer must provide evidence that the failure was caused by an aftermarket component. From what I read, the manufacturer must pay for any work required to provide this evidence, is this true?When the dealer installed the rebuilt transmission, they left the aftermarket components within the cooling loop after they had 'confirmed' proper flow. If these components had been identified as being problematic, they should have been removed from the cooling loop; does the fact that the dealer left the components hooked up provide me with any legal basis?The dealer swapped out the remote filter with a new drop-in oil filter. If the remote filter is cited by GM as being part of the cause of the failure, does this make the dealer partially liable for the failure since their tech replaced the filter?Do I have sufficient legal basis for a case against the manufacturer (GM) and/or the dealer?

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