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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.
- 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.
What Remedies or Options Do I Have if I Have a Lemon Vehicle?
If you find yourself with a lemon vehicle in California, rest assured that you have several remedies and options at your disposal under the California lemon law.
Here are some common avenues to consider:
- Repurchase/Refund: You may be eligible for repurchase or refund of the full purchase price of your vehicle, including sales tax, registration fees, and finance charges.
- Replacement: In certain cases, you may have the option to request a replacement vehicle of comparable value and specifications instead of a refund.
- Repair: If you prefer to keep your vehicle, you have the right to have the manufacturer repair the defects covered under warranty. The manufacturer must be given a reasonable number of repair attempts to rectify the issues.
- Arbitration: Many manufacturers offer arbitration programs as an alternative method for resolving disputes. This process involves a neutral third party who will review your case and make a decision regarding compensation or resolution.
- Legal Action: If the manufacturer fails to fulfill their obligations under the lemon law, you have the right to pursue legal action against them. Engaging the services of a skilled lemon law attorney can help you navigate the legal complexities and seek appropriate compensation.
It is important to note that the specific remedies and options available to you will depend on the circumstances of your case and the severity of the defects. To fully understand your rights and determine the best course of action to resolve your lemon vehicle situation, it is advisable to consult with a qualified lemon law attorney at the CA Lemon Law Firm. They can provide personalized guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.
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:
- Car repair
- 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.
Contact our lemon lawyers at (818) 960-1550 to get started on your case today!
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.