Auto Lemon Laws – About the Arbitration ProcessWritten by Charles Essmeier
Buying a new car is not something most people do without thought; it generally requires a large investment of time and money. We choose our purchase carefully, and we hope that it will suit our needs, without too much trouble, for years to come. Sometimes, however, things don’t work out that way. Every now and again, some unlucky buyer will end up with a vehicle that has a problem that simply cannot be repaired. These problem vehicles are universally known as “lemons.’
Every state has a “lemon law”, which requires vehicle manufacturers to either replace vehicles that are determined to be lemons with a new vehicle of comparable value or to refund purchase price. The process for filing a claim under your state’s Lemon Law varies from state to state, but process often results in a lawsuit, which can drag out process for both parties. An alternative to lawsuits that attempts to be fair to both parties in dispute has been developed, this is known as arbitration. In many states, perhaps yours, arbitration is a required component of filing a lemon law claim. How does arbitration work? Most states have assembled an arbitration panel, which consists of several individuals who are familiar with auto industry, but not tied to it or employed by it in any way. Most owner’s manuals of new cars will outline
Honda Environmental Technology Advances with Honda Accord Hybrid and Honda Fuel Cell StackWritten by Jenny McLane
Employing Variable Cylinder Management technology (VCM), Honda Accord Hybrid is first hybrid vehicle to deactivate three of its engine's six cylinders in certain conditions like highway cruising for greater fuel efficiency without affecting its performance.
The new 2005 V6 Accord Hybrid integrates fuel economy of a four cylinder compact Civic and high-level performance.
Combining VCM with Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology, Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid captured four of top five slots in EPA 2004 fuel economy ratings. In 2005, Honda-developed fuel cell stack featuring increased performance and fuel efficiency, reduced cost and capability to start in below freezing temperatures.
Leading pioneering efforts for development and application of leading edge environmental technologies including first Low Emissions (LEV) and Ultra-Low Emissions (ULEV) vehicles and first commercially certified fuel cell vehicle, Honda now again has proven its innovative ideas.
FCX fuel vehicle powered by Honda FC stack is realization of Honda's long held effort of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The Honda FCX then on its launching will be first and only fuel cell vehicle certified by EPA and California Air Resources Board for regular commercial use.