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What is the Statute of Limitations for the Lemon Law?

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What is the Statute of Limitations for the Lemon Law?

Generally, California Lemon Law imposes a four-year deadline to file a lemon claim. The four-year limit typically starts from when the consumer experienced warrantable problems with his/her vehicle. This does not mean that if you have had your vehicle for more than 4 years, you cannot bring a lemon law claim.

There is a much longer and detailed answer to this question and requires quite a bit of explanation. The question of when the four-year time period begins to run has an answer that is less clear-cut. According to California’s courts, the four-year statute of limitations is calculated as beginning on the date when a consumer ought to have known that his or her automobile qualified as a lemon. For most consumers, the best way of figuring out when the statute would have started to run, and whether they have a claim at all, is to contact a consumer law attorney who specializes in lemon law cases.

EXAMPLE OF CALCULATING STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:

  • Purchased Car Jan 1, 2023
  • Warranty Ends Jan 1, 2026
  • Statute of Limitations starts at XX

Deadline to file lemon law claim:

Our team at O’Connor Law Group is here to help you through the process. Learn more by contacting our California lemon law attorneys today at (949) 390-9695 to schedule a consultation!

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