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Toyota Lemon Law Attorneys

Toyota Lemon Law Claims in California

Toyota is one of the most popular car manufacturers in the world, and for good reason. The company has a reputation for producing reliable, fuel-efficient vehicles that are known for their longevity. However, even Toyota vehicles can suffer from defects and other issues that can make them unsafe to drive and expensive to repair. If you have purchased or leased a Toyota vehicle that has been in the shop for repairs multiple times, you may have a Lemon Law claim.

At O'Connor Law Group, P.C., our Toyota Lemon Law attorneys are dedicated to helping consumers throughout California who have purchased or leased defective vehicles. We understand the frustration and inconvenience that comes with owning a lemon, and we are here to help you seek the compensation you are owed under the law.

Call our office today at (949) 390-9695 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Toyota Lemon Law lawyers.

What Is the Lemon Law for Toyota Vehicles?

The Lemon Law is a consumer protection law that is designed to help consumers who have purchased or leased defective vehicles. Under the law, if a vehicle has a substantial defect that is covered by the warranty and the manufacturer is unable to repair the defect after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer is required to either replace or repurchase the vehicle. The consumer is also entitled to recover other damages, such as incidental expenses and attorney fees.

In California, the Lemon Law is known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. This law applies to all consumer goods that are sold with a warranty, including vehicles. The Lemon Law in California provides some of the strongest protections for consumers in the country.

How Many Repairs Does a Toyota Vehicle Need to Qualify as a Lemon?

Under the California Lemon Law, a vehicle is considered a lemon if it has a defect that is covered by the warranty and the manufacturer is unable to repair the defect after a reasonable number of attempts. The law does not directly state how many attempts must be made, but two attempts are often considered the minimum. The number of reasonable attempts often varies depending on the issue encountered.

The consumer may also have a valid Lemon Law claim if the vehicle has been in the shop for an extended period of time. If the vehicle has been in the shop for a cumulative total of 30 days or more, the consumer may have a valid claim.

It is important to note that the defect must be covered by the warranty in order for the vehicle to qualify as a lemon. If the defect is not covered by the warranty, the consumer may still have a valid claim under the Lemon Law if the defect substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle and the defect is not the result of abuse by the consumer.

What Are Some Common Defects in Toyota Vehicles?

Toyota vehicles are known for their reliability, but even the most reliable vehicles can suffer from defects. Some of the most common defects in Toyota vehicles include:

  • Engine Defects: Engine defects can cause a vehicle to stall, overheat, or catch fire. Some Toyota vehicles have been recalled due to engine defects.
  • Transmission Defects: Transmission defects can cause a vehicle to jerk, hesitate, or slip out of gear. Some Toyota vehicles have been recalled due to transmission defects.
  • Electrical System Defects: Electrical system defects can cause a vehicle's lights, power windows, and other electrical components to stop working. Some Toyota vehicles have been recalled due to electrical system defects.
  • Brake Defects: Brake defects can cause a vehicle to take longer to stop or make it difficult to stop the vehicle at all. Some Toyota vehicles have been recalled due to brake defects.
  • Steering Defects: Steering defects can cause a vehicle to drift out of its lane or make it difficult to turn the vehicle. Some Toyota vehicles have been recalled due to steering defects.
  • Safety System Defects: Safety system defects can cause a vehicle's airbags, seat belts, and other safety features to fail in the event of an accident. Some Toyota vehicles have been recalled due to safety system defects.

If you have purchased or leased a Toyota vehicle that has been in the shop for repairs multiple times, it is important to keep detailed records of all repair attempts. This includes the dates the vehicle was in the shop, the repairs that were performed, and the number of days the vehicle was out of service. This information can be used as evidence to support your Lemon Law claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lemon Law Claim Against Toyota?

Under the California Lemon Law, a consumer has four years from the defect was experienced to file a Lemon Law claim. If the consumer has a valid claim, the manufacturer is required to either replace or repurchase the vehicle. The consumer is also entitled to recover other damages, such as incidental expenses and attorney fees.

How Can a Toyota Lemon Law Lawyer Help Me?

If you have purchased or leased a Toyota vehicle that has been in the shop for repairs multiple times, you may have a valid Lemon Law claim. However, proving a Lemon Law claim can be challenging, and the manufacturer is likely to have a team of lawyers on its side who will do everything they can to deny your claim.

By hiring an experienced Toyota Lemon Law attorney, you can level the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected. A lawyer who is skilled in handling Lemon Law claims can help you gather the evidence you need to prove your claim, negotiate with the manufacturer on your behalf, and, if necessary, represent you in court.

Why Choose O'Connor Law Group, P.C.?

At O'Connor Law Group, P.C., our Toyota Lemon Law attorneys have extensive experience handling Lemon Law claims. We understand the frustration and inconvenience that comes with owning a lemon, and we are here to help you seek the compensation you are owed under the law.

When you hire our firm, you can count on us to provide you with the personalized and attentive representation you deserve. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, explain your rights and options, and help you make informed decisions every step of the way. We will also keep you updated on the progress of your case and promptly respond to your phone calls and emails.

Call our office today at (949) 390-9695 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Toyota Lemon Law lawyers.