If you purchased a new or pre-owned vehicle that turned out to have unrepairable defects, you have California laws that protect you. California lemon law protects you by allowing you to take legal action against the manufacturer. You qualify for California lemon law if the vehicle manufacturer couldn’t repair substantial defects within a “reasonable number of attempts.
If you take legal action against the manufacturer, you are entitled to one of two options. You can request the replacement of the defective vehicle with a new one, or a buyback of the defective vehicle. Many clients often don’t know which option is most convenient for their situation, so it’s always best to speak with a lemon law attorney.
Should My Lemon Car Be Replaced or Bought Back?
When a manufacturer replaces your lemon vehicle, they must provide you with a new identical one, as well as provide you with a new warranty agreement. However, consumers are often wary of getting their vehicle replaced because they fear that the manufacture will give them another defective vehicle.
When a manufacturer buys back your lemon car, they must provide you with the amount you’ve spent on the vehicle. Such as the down payment, the monthly payments you’ve made, as well as the remainder of the loan. They also must reimburse you for sales tax, licensing and registration fees, and other charges made when you purchase the vehicle.
Regardless if you chose to get your lemon car replaced or bought back, the manufacture must pay you back for any expenses related to your defective vehicle, such as towing fees, rental car expenses, repair costs, and more.
Experienced California Lemon Law Attorney
If you purchased a lemon car, you need an experienced attorney on your side who can help you determine if you should get your vehicle replaced or bought back. Our team at O’Connor Law Group, P.C. has years of experience helping clients throughout California get what they deserve after purchasing a lemon car. We can analyze your case and ensure that you are compensated for the expenses related to your defective vehicle and that it is properly replaced or bought back.
Get in touch with our experienced Southern California lemon law attorneys today at (949) 390-9695 to schedule a consultation!