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Auto Dealer Fraud, Deceptive Advertising, Auto Sales Disputes, Cooling Off Period, Bait and Switch.  If you bought a car, boat, or RV from a dealer in the past 3 years, you may have been ripped-off and not even know it.

Stop Vehicle Fraud, led by John Hendrickson, founder of Hendrickson Legal Services - an industry insider of 15+ years in Northern California.  Santa Rosa, California Attorney, Hendrickson Legal Services represents clients throughout Northern California including Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, Shasta, Marin, Solano, Sonoma and Napa counties.  This practice is dedicated to issues  pertaining to dealer fraud, deceptive advertising, bait and switch, consumer protection law and California Lemon Law.  Your vehicle represents a substantial investment that you cannot afford to have tied up.  Contact John Hendrickson today for a free initial consultation and a quick resolution to your dispute with a California vehicle dealer.

Welcome to Stop Vehicle Fraud.  

According to a joint survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA), and North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) released July 30, 2008, July 30, 2009, and July 27, 2011 the Number 1 Consumer Complaint for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (updated 7/27/2011) is: Auto:  Misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars, lemons, faulty repairs, leasing and towing disputes.  

For the 2007 report, click here.

For the 2008 report, click here.

For the 2009 report, click here.

For the 2010 report, click here.

This site is dedicated to consumers who have a dispute with a car dealer, boat dealer, recreational dealer, or motorcycle dealer in California.  If you've bought a lemon, been defrauded by a dealer, have a service issue, or have some other instance of fraud then you need a tough negotiator on your side!  

If you have purchased a lemon, take the "lemon quiz." 

If you think you have been defrauded by a dealer, take the "fraud quiz."  

See the FAQ for questions and answers about the "California Cooling Off Period."

This site is a production of Hendrickson Legal Services, and is staffed an maintained by a former industry insider who now can work for you.  If you have a problem when you buy a car or are talking to a dealer, then you want a fast resolution.  John Hendrickson is a former industry insider who can bring that expertise to swift resolution to your problem. 

The Mission

John Hendrickson has become one of the leading consumer advocate against dealer fraud in Northern California. Dealer fraud is frequently associated with car dealers, and John Hendrickson has an entire practice field devoted just to consumer advocacy against car dealers.  

John Hendrickson represents consumers against all California DMV licensed dealers , which includes just about anything involving transportation in California.  If you purchased a boat, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle (RV) from a dealer in the last three years (or possibly longer), and you feel you've been a victim of dealer fraud or have some other dispute, then contact us directly or take the "dealer fraud" quiz.

Helping You

You bought a vehicle from a dealer, but somehow came up short.  You need a resolution fast because you depend on your vehicle.  If you did not get the bargain you expected from the dealer, contact John Hendrickson right now - time is not on your side.  You have legal rights, but you need to use them within a certain period of time - otherwise, you may be giving them up.

John Hendrickson will help you negotiate with the dealer.  John Hendrickson is a negotiator with 15 years of auto industry insider experience who can get you results.  If you have been ripped off by a car dealership, then John Hendrickson will work to help you get your money back or get the resolution that works best for YOU - not the dealer.  If push comes to shove, you want someone with experience on both sides of the table on YOUR side.  

Company Profile

Hendrickson Law Group, PC was founded by an industry insider.  See the blog for more details (  John Hendrickson has over 15 years of dealership experience as a top-level manager in a large dealer auto group.  See "Attorneys" or the blog for more information.  

This site was founded with the desire to assist consumers work their way through to complicated automotive legal process with dealers.  California has some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the nation - when you purchase a vehicle you are legally entitled to two things:  (1) the vehicle you bargained for - operating as it should; and (2) the deal you bargained for.  

John Hendrickson can help you with both.  If your vehicle is not what you bargained for, you have a lemon.  You need help fast.  Contact John Hendrickson for that help in navigating your way through the maze of lemon laws and legal remedies available.

News and Dealer Fraud

November 25, 2015 - John Hendrickson is the lead attorney in a lawsuit against Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Rosa.  You can read the entire complaint here.  The basis of the complaint is that Lithia of Santa Rosa has defrauded its customers by having them execute contracts outside of purchase agreement that were promissory notes in disguise.  Even though Lithia has EVERY customer sign a contract with a forced arbitration clause, Lithia refused to arbitrate, and classified the arbitration clause as "illegal" and "unconscionable."  If you have purchased a vehicle from Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Rosa, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Contact Information

829 Sonoma Ave., Ste 8
          Santa Rosa, CA  95404-6502      


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