Lemon Law in Orange County and Los Angeles
Are You Stuck Dealing With A Defected Automobile in California?
Have you taken your vehicle to the dealer for repeat repairs? Are you concerned about an unresolved safety concern or an issue that the manufacturer hasn’t been able to fix?
Our California lemon law attorneys have recovered millions of dollars owed to our clients. We are committed to delegating our clients to enforce their Lemon Law rights.
We have a proven track record of retrieving settlements for defective automobiles all over California.
What Does California Lemon Law Cover?
The California Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers by ensuring they receive a working vehicle. It covers new and used vehicles purchased or leased in the state of California that suffer from manufacturing defects that cannot be easily repaired.
If the car or other vehicle fails to meet these standards due to some mechanical fault, and repeated attempts to repair it have failed, then the consumer has the right to demand a refund or replacement.
The California Lemon Law gives you the right to receive full compensation from either the dealer or manufacturer, including a purchase refund, trade-in allowance or repair of your automobile if it is determined to have been a lemon.
If your car meets some necessary requirements for reimbursement, California's Lemon Law provides an opportunity for you to get back what you paid for with an inoperable car bought from an auto dealer.
What Qualifies for California Lemon Law?
There are certain conditions that must be met for a vehicle to be considered a "lemon" under CA lemon law. Qualifying products must have a “non-conformity” and substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, or safety that cannot be repaired within an adequate time period.
It must have been within the applicable warrantor’s express warranty as long as it was bought or leased from an authorized dealer and registered in California within 12 months of original delivery.
In addition, the owner of the vehicle must have tried to repair the issue three times and failed, or have had it in service for at least 20 calendar days within the first 24 months (or 18,000 miles) of purchase. If any car meets these requirements it is eligible for legal protection under California’s lemon law.
If it qualifies under the law, consumers can receive replacement vehicle, cash settlement or repairs if they bring their complaint to the auto dealerships where they made their purchase before taking any other legal action.
If you believe you have purchased such a vehicle, legal advice can help you determine if your rights have been violated and what your options may be. Contact our lemon lawyers in California to learn more!
Who Is Covered Under the California Lemon Law?
Protects consumers who purchased or leased a new motor vehicle mainly for personal, family or household purposes. It applies to any purchasers of a used car that is still under its original warranty and was not sold as-is.
This includes new and used vehicles, recreational vehicles, vans, trucks, motorcycles and some business vehicles. It extends to all other vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or less.
Consumers should be aware that California Lemon Law applies only to vehicles less than four years old at the time of purchase.
How Do I File a Lemon Law Complaint in California?
Filing a lemon law complaint in California isn't as daunting as you may think. The first step is to read the California Lemon Law and understand your rights as a consumer before filing your claim.
You can then contact the California Department of Consumer Affairs to begin filing the necessary paperwork, like providing proof of purchase and repair records.
Once you have all the required documents, they will review your case and determine if filing a claim is merited.
It's important to provide as much detail as possible so make sure all service appointments, repairs, and costs are documented carefully when filing your complaint. With this information clearly presented, filing a lemon law complaint in California doesn't have to be complicated!
If you think your vehicle may qualify under the California lemon law, contact a lawyer right away to determine your best course of action.
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