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Ms. Susan A. Yeck

36 Years of Experience in Lemon Law

Lemon-Law Attorneys With the Experience You Need

Lemon Law Associates of California specializes in helping consumers recover expenses or damages related to their California lemon vehicles under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (Civil Code Section 1790 et seq.). A vehicle is considered a “Lemon” if a defect or “nonconformity” substantially impairs its use, value, and/or safety. This Act covers not only cars but also motorcycles if street legal, RV chassis, and motor homes’ propulsion parts.

If the manufacturer fails to repair the vehicle after a sufficient number of attempts, as determined by the type of problem and unique circumstances, the consumer may be eligible for a full buyback (repurchase) or a replacement of the lemon vehicle. Additionally, the Act offers a replacement remedy for other consumer goods like boats, travel trailers, or 5th wheels.

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San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

When you need a lemon law lawyer in California, our firm is the statewide leader in the representation of consumers against auto manufacturers for “lemon law claims.” Over 2 million cars were sold in California in 2016. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these vehicles have problems or “nonconformities” which substantially impair the use, value, and safety of the vehicle. These nonconforming vehicles are “lemons” under California’s Lemon Law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Even used vehicles can qualify as lemons.


Don’t get stuck with a San Diego lemon

Are you searching for a “California Lemon Law attorney near me”? Well, you’ve found the best Lemon Law firm in California. Often, when consumers first call us they are unsure whether their vehicle or consumer good (trailer or boat) qualifies under California Lemon Law.

In order to establish a lemon law claim in California, your vehicle, trailer, or boat must have a defect or “nonconformity” which is a substantial impairment to the use, value, and/or safety of the vehicle. The manufacturer through its authorized repair facility (dealership) must be given a reasonable number of repair attempts for the nonconformity. Sometimes only one or two repair attempts are all that is needed to qualify your vehicle, trailer, or boat as a lemon because the defect is so serious.

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About Lemon Law Associates of California

Our San Diego-based law firm remains committed to advocating for consumers who have Lemon Law claims throughout California. Need a “lemon car lawyer near me?”. The skilled legal team at Lemon Law Associates of California has extensive experience representing clients and reaching settlements with automakers who have sold lemons to consumers.

Some examples of our past results include:
  • A new truck with brake and engine problems. Our client filed a complaint with the manufacturer and had no response. Our firm secured a full repurchase of the vehicle.
  • A used luxury sedan with brake issues. After nine brake repairs, Lemon Law Associates of California secured a full repurchase on the vehicle, which had more than 30,000 miles.
  • A new sedan with electrical problems. Our client was stranded multiple times because the vehicle would not start. The automaker blamed the problem on a dealership installation of a car alarm. We filed a suit against the manufacturer and the dealership and collected damages equal to the repurchase value of the vehicle.

California Used Car Lemon Law Attorney

Out-of-State Lemons: Lemon Law Associates of California is a California Lemon Law firm. If you’re looking for California Lemon Law services you’re in luck. We may still be able to represent you if your vehicle was purchased or leased in a state other than California. Please contact us and let us know about your particular case. There are many Federal Warranty laws that may apply. (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act).

Extended Warranty Alert.

Ford has notified the owners of 2012 through 2015 Ford Focus and Fiesta models that they will receive an extended warranty. This is due to the fact that the transmission clutch has a shuddering problem. The original powertrain warranty was for 5 years or 60,000 miles, while the extended warranty now covers 10 years or 150,000 miles. If you have a 2012-2015 Fiesta or Focus give us a call. We have successfully handled many cases and obtained repurchases for our clients. 

Chrysler (Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles FCA US LLC) General Motors and Nissan are also experiencing transmission problems with many models.

General Motors has had problems and (Lemon Law Associates) has obtained repurchases on 2016 Escalades with faulty transmissions. Nissan has had problems with transmissions in Sentras and Altimas, and Lemon Law Associates has gotten repurchases on these as well. Chrysler and Fiat vehicles have new 8-speed transmissions that have had various issues. Often these transmissions jerk and do not shift properly. We are currently handling many transmission cases involving Chrysler Fiat as well. Let us help you with your transmission problems or concerns.


What Client’s Say

You’ve probably heard the term lemon discussed and know that you are protected under the California Lemon Law, but you might not know the exact details of the law. The California Lemon Law is actually a group of laws that fall under the umbrella of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. When signed into law in 1970, the act required all manufacturers to repurchase or replace defective items which could not be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts. The California Lemon Law applies to many different consumer products, but it most often applies to vehicles. Song-Beverly doesn’t require a specific number of repair attempts for motor vehicles, but it provides the following criteria for determining whether a new vehicle is a lemon:

If the following occurs within 18 months of purchase or lease or before the vehicle has 18,000 miles on its odometer, the law presumes the vehicle is a lemon:

  • The manufacturer or its agents (typically a dealership) have tried to repair a dangerous or deadly warranty issue two or more times.
  • The manufacturer or dealership has tried to fix the same warranty issue four or more times.
  • The vehicle has spent an aggregate total of 30 days in the shop for warranty problems.
  • Warranty issues are not a result of abuse, and they substantially reduce the use, value, or safety of the vehicle to the owner.

The California Lemon Law also applies to used vehicles under warranty by the manufacturer or the dealer. If you suspect your vehicle is a lemon, your attorney will guide you through the process and advise you on what parts of the Lemon Law apply to your individual situation. The Lemon Law covers the following new and used vehicles sold or leased in California:

  • Cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans
  • The chassis, chassis cab, and drivetrain of an RV or motorhome
  • Dealer-owned vehicles and demo cars
  • Business vehicles
  • Personal vehicles

You aren’t required to have an attorney to make a California Lemon Law claim, but manufacturers and dealers are faster to respond if you do, and you are more likely to get a positive outcome if you have a lawyer in your corner. Here are some of the ways in which Lemon Law Associates of California can help you with your claim:

  • Deadlines. Filing a claim and handling communication with all of the involved parties during the process involves meeting many deadlines. Manufacturers will use missing these deadlines as grounds to deny your claim. We will make sure you meet any deadlines associated with your claim.
  • Eligibility. Not all defects are protected under the Lemon Law. Your attorney will verify your eligibility under California law.
  • ExpertiseOur firm focuses exclusively on Lemon Law claims, so we have in-depth knowledge to answer your questions and guide you through the claims process.
  • Client serviceWe prioritize client service by providing exceptional representation and keeping you abreast of developments in your case. We also pride ourselves on our availability and accessibility.
  • AdvocacyWe advocate for your rights against automakers and dealers to make sure that you secure justice.
  • Save time and moneyYou’ve already spent a great deal of money on a vehicle that is new to you. Dealing with a lemon costs additional time and money. In many cases, we can resolve your case quickly, without going to trial, so you can go about life as usual.

The California Lemon Law covers a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and some motorhomes. The law applies to both new and used vehicles, as long as they are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.

If your Lemon Law case is successful, you could be entitled to a refund of your purchase price or lease payments, a replacement vehicle, or another form of compensation. The specifics depend on the details of your case and the applicable laws.

Starting the process is easy. You can begin by contacting us through our website or by phone. Our team will review the details of your case, discuss your options, and guide you through the necessary steps to initiate your Lemon Law claim.

While it’s possible to pursue a Lemon Law claim without legal representation, manufacturers often have experienced legal teams on their side. Having a skilled Lemon Law attorney increases your chances of securing a favorable outcome and ensuring your rights are protected throughout the process.


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For a free consultation and to speak with a Lemon Law Attorney in California, contact us statewide at (855) 864-9199 and start getting the lemon law representation that gets results.