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Legal Assistance for California Lemon Law Claims

At CA Lemon Law Firm, we do things differently. Instead of rapidly growing the size of our team or expanding into widely varied practices, we are committed to one cause alone: helping you understand and navigate lemon law in the way it applies to your situation. We take on lemon law claims exclusively and want to put our extensive knowledge to your use. The process often carries beyond the moment a manufacturer agrees that your claim is valid and they plan to honor it.

Does Lemon Law Apply to My Vehicle?

In California, the lemon law applies to new and used vehicles sold in the state that come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty.

This includes:

  • Cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans
  • Chassis, chassis cab, and drive train of motorhomes
  • Dealer-owned vehicles
  • Leased vehicles

California lemon law does not cover:

  • Vehicles not registered under the CA Vehicle Code
  • Vehicles that are damaged due to unreasonable or unauthorized use

To ensure that you are being well represented in your case, contact one of our trusted lemon law attorneys today at (818) 960-1550. Our California lemon law firm serves clients in Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Pasadena, Palmdale, and throughout the entire state.

Replacement vs. Repurchasing

If your lemon law claim is successful, you will typically be given the choice between having your faulty vehicle replaced or repurchased. Either way, the manufacturer is responsible for paying all the costs you have incurred.

These costs includes, but are not limited to:

  • Sales
  • Taxes
  • Licensing
  • Registration
  • Car repair
  • Towing
  • Rental car

However, it is important to note that choosing to have the manufacturer repurchase your lemon does not guarantee you will be given back the exact amount that you originally paid. It is within the manufacturer’s rights to deduct a percentage in accordance with the miles placed on the vehicle after purchasing it, but before the first instance repairs were necessary for the relevant defect.

Lemons Put Back on the Road

Where do the thousands of defective automobiles go after they are bought back by manufacturers? Believe it or not, they are resold. Theoretically, this only occurs after they have been fixed. The seller must alert the buyer of their former status as a lemon. However, this is unfortunately often not the case and a vehicle's history can be intentionally obscured.

Whether you are deciding between repurchasing and replacement, or you are worried you unintentionally bought a vehicle that had already been designated as faulty in the past, our team is ready to discuss any matter concerning lemon law vehicles in California with you.


We want to help you understand your situation, what you may be entitled to, and how to move forward. Call (818) 960-1550 now, or fill out our online form.