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Does the California Lemon Law apply to my vehicle?
The California Lemon Law generally applies to the following new and used vehicles sold or leased in California that are accompanied by an express warranty:
Cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and the chassis, chassis cab, and drivetrain of a motorhome
Vehicles purchased or leased for personal, family, or household use
Some vehicles purchased or leased for business use
The California Lemon Law also protects members of our military by extending its provisions to out-of-state vehicles purchased by members of the armed forces, as long as you are stationed in California when you purchase the vehicle or file your claim.
What do I get if my car is a Lemon?
If your car qualifies under the Lemon Law, you are entitled to choose either restitution (i.e., a repurchase or buyback of the vehicle) or a replacement vehicle. If you choose restitution, you are entitled to a refund of all the payments (including any down payment) made towards the purchase or lease of the car, and incidental and consequential expenses. Note, the manufacturer is entitled to also claim a small credit for the miles you put on the car before the first repair opportunity was made.
Do I have a Lemon?
Generally, a car is a lemon if the manufacturer is unable to repair the car to match the express warranty within a reasonable number of opportunities.
So if you’ve had repeated repair visits to the dealer for repairs during the warranty period, give us a call for a free case evaluation and let us see how we can help you.
I’ve been to the dealer twice—is my car a Lemon yet?
While you’ve met the minimum threshold by giving the manufacturer opportunities (plural) but there are still a number of things to consider. The nature of the defect will impact whether a reasonable number of repair opportunities has been made. For example, while the law presumes a reasonable number of opportunities have been made if there are at least four repair visits for the same defect, only two visits are required if the defect raises safety concerns. Also, a single visit (lasting over 30 days) may itself be enough to trigger a manufacturer’s Lemon Law obligation. For these reasons, and more, it is important that a knowledgeable attorney review your matter for the case-specific issues.
Can I file a Lemon Law claim even though I leased the car?
Yes! The Lemon Law applies equally to leases as it does to purchases.
I couldn’t deal with the problems anymore and traded the car in--am I entitled to anything under the Lemon Law?
You may still be entitled to relief under the Lemon Law even if you no longer own the car. Call us!
My warranty’s expired but I’m still having the same problem—is it too late for me to file a Lemon Law claim?
No, but time may be running out. The Lemon Law’s protections don’t expire with the warranty—they continue to protect you and may require the manufacturer to still repurchase or replace your vehicle. But you must act fast and contact a knowledgeable consumer protection attorney to better understand your rights and remedies.
How much will it cost to hire you?
At Veracis Law, we do not charge you any up front fees. In fact, since the Lemon Law provides that the manufacturer will pay for your legal fees and costs, we collect our fees from the manufacturer once your claim has been successfully resolved.
I've seen a lot of websites and a lot of advertisements from other Lemon Law attorneys--why should I pick you?
Veracis Law was founded with one vision in mind: to provide the highest quality representation to each and every one of our clients. We recognize that you're going through a stressful time and we are here to help. At Veracis Law, you will not just be another number or file--your case will be personally reviewed and handled by a highly qualified consumer protection attorney.
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