Tag Archives: car

Nearly 4,000 Maine cars covered by VW settlement; how to claim your money

As part of the biggest false advertising case in the history of the Federal Trade Commission, Volkswagen will spend about $10 billion to compensate owners and lessees of VW and Audio 2.0 liter diesel cars. This week the FTC announced an agreement to settle claims that VW rigged 475,000 vehicles because they didn’t meet emissions […]

Flood damage: What’s covered; what’s not?

Now that the heavy rain is over, the focus turns to drying out and cleaning up. The CBS 13 On Your Side helpline has been getting questions about flood damage caused by Wednesday’s storm. From flooded basements and cars to leaky roofs and windows, people are asking us – “what’s covered and what’s not?” Unfortunately, […]

Your Top 10 Consumer Complaints

Cars, construction, and credit issues are topping this year’s list of top consumer complaints. The survey by by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) of 37 agencies and 281,639 complaints across the country also revealed that identity theft is topping the list of fastest-growing complaints. “Considering the epidemic […]

Biggest auto recall ever; what to do next

If you’re trying to keep track of vehicle recalls, it can be a rough and confusing ride. Tuesday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a national recall of defective and potentially deadly airbags that were used in about 34 million vehicles, making this recall the largest in U.S. history. NHTSA reported the Takata air […]

“I crashed my credit, now I’m going to crash my car? Huh?” Why your credit score matters when shopping for car insurance

It seems like every day I get something in the mail asking me to switch my car insurance. “Welcome! You could save $500,” Progressive’s friendly Flo suggests. “Want to save money and protect your vehicle? You can do both with a car insurance policy from GEICO,” a mass mailing promises. But how do car insurance […]