If you have purchased a used or new vehicle in California that you believe is a “lemon”, meaning it has significant defects or nonconformities that have not been repaired after several attempts, then you may be eligible to file a claim under the California Lemon Law.
The state of California provides consumers with legal protection by giving them the right to file a California lemon law claim when they have a defective car that does not meet the manufacturer’s quality standards. Motor vehicles qualify as a lemon when they have had recurring issues, which are covered by warranty, and these issues substantially impair the use, value, or safety of your vehicle.
Lemon Vehicle Basics
In the state of California, if you have purchased or leased a defective vehicle that is still under warranty, or it has experienced any of the following issues within 18 months/18,000 miles of purchase, then you may qualify for legal protection:
- Three or more repair attempts for the same issue.
- The car has been “in the shop” for 30 or more cumulative days.
- Significant problems with the car’s performance, such as its brakes, engine, transmission, steering or electrical system.
- Defects that substantially impair the use and value of the vehicle.
As long as you’ve made a reasonable number of attempts to fix the problem and have not been successful, you may have a valid lemon law claim and be eligible for a full refund or replacement of your vehicle.
More About The State’s Lemon Laws
The California Lemon Law applies whether you buy a new car or a used car, and covers cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles, RVs, and motorhomes. It also covers leased vehicles. The warranty period is generally the first 18 months after purchase or lease (or 18,000 miles).
California’s lemon law covers most types of vehicles, including:
- Pickup trucks
Filing Your Lemon Law Claim
Talk to an experienced lemon law attorney at Lemon Law Associates of California
If you’ve purchased a new or used vehicle in California that has serious defects or nonconformities, you may have a claim under the Lemon Law. To file your lemon law claim, it’s important to consult with a California lemon law attorney who can review your case and determine whether you are eligible for legal protection.
Our team here at Lemon Law Associates of California has worked on thousands of lemon law claims and can help you to understand your legal options. We will assess the facts of your case, review the details of your vehicle’s warranty coverage, and guide you through the legal process.
For more information on filing a lemon law claim in California, contact us today for a free consultation. Together we can protect your rights as a consumer and get you back on the road in a safe and reliable vehicle.
What Does California’s Lemon Law Do?
Free Case Evaluation
Talk to a lemon law lawyer about your case today!
At Lemon Law Associates of California, we understand that it can be difficult to determine if you have a valid lemon law claim or if your vehicle defect or car qualifies. That’s why we offer free case evaluations for our clients who are considering filing a lemon law claim in California. During your free consultation, one of our experienced attorneys will review the facts of your lemon law case and advise you on how to move forward.
We’ve worked on thousands of lemon law cases and understand the intricacies of California’s lemon laws. We know what it takes to get you the best outcome in your case, and we are here to help protect your rights as a consumer. Don’t wait – contact our team today for a free consultation and find out if you have a valid lemon law claim. Together we can get you back on the road in a safe and reliable vehicle.