At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney knows that buying a brand new car is an expense that should not be taken lightly. According to, the average price of a new car in America is $46,329, a 13% increase from the year before.

With no decrease in sight, many Californians use their resources to buy used cars.

Unfortunately, the common belief is, there is a higher risk of vehicle trouble when purchasing a used car, and that pricey repair bills may follow.

The reality is, most used cars come with a manufacturer’s warranty, which protects consumers from being stuck with a vehicle defect a mechanic cannot fix, thanks to our California Lemon Law.

Here is what our California consumers need to know about purchasing a used vehicle that is under the manufacturer’s warranty.

Our California Lemon Law is in Place to Protect Consumers

If you purchased a used vehicle that is still covered by the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty or a certified pre-owned warranty, then you may have several options to pursue if your vehicle begins exhibiting mechanical failures that cannot be fixed by the dealership.

Used cars covered by the lemon law in California include:

  • A used vehicle purchased with an accompanying written manufacturer’s warranty
  • A used vehicle purchased for personal, family, and household use
  • A used vehicle purchased with a gross weight under 10,000 pounds and used for business
  • A used vehicle is repurchased by the manufacturer and resold to consumers with a warranty

If your vehicle fits into the eligible categories to pursue a lemon law claim, the vehicle must have a defect that was not caused by abuse or failed maintenance but stem from a mechanical issue that cannot be fixed by the manufacturer, dealership, or certified mechanic.

How Can I Pursue a Lemon Law Claim in California?

If you are experiencing ongoing mechanical trouble with a vehicle that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, contact our experienced Los Angeles Lemon Law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 888-567-2279 or request a free consultation online.

There is never any charge to partner with an attorney to discuss your lemon law options, or for us to file a claim on your behalf. The manufacturer is responsible for all legal fees associated with a lemon law claim in California, so our services cost consumers nothing.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the manufacturer for your full recovery,