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Is a Lemon Buyback the Right Option for Me?

getting a lemon car replaced at the dealership

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 allows 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. 

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...

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.

Replacing Your Lemon

When a manufacturer replaces your lemon vehicle, they must provide you with a new identical one. The manufacturer must also provide you with a new warranty agreement.

A direct replacement is a good way to resolve the issue and get back on the road quickly. However, consumers are often wary of getting their vehicle replaced. They may fear that the manufacture will give them another defective vehicle.

Buyback of Your Lemon

When a manufacturer buys back your lemon car, they must provide you with the amount you’ve spent on the vehicle. This amount includes the down payment, the monthly payments you’ve made, and the remainder of the loan.

In a buyback, manufacturers must also reimburse you for sales tax, licensing and registration fees, and other charges made when you purchase the vehicle.

Get Help with Lemon Buybacks From O’Connor Law Group, P.C.

If you purchased a lemon car, you need an experienced attorney on your side. You need an expert 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 properly compensated for the expenses related to your defective vehicle.

Get in touch with our experienced Southern California lemon law attorneys today at (949) 390-9695 to schedule a consultation!