California Lemon Law Process

If your vehicle fails to meet manufacturer warranty, even after repeated attempts at repair, then you are entitled to a replacement or refund. We can help.

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Lemon Law Presumption

According to California lemon law, a vehicle is presumed to be a lemon if certain scenarios occur within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of purchase. See if your car meets the criteria of presumption.

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Lemon Law Tips

Does your vehicle meet the California lemon law criteria? What steps can you take to ensure that you get the settlement you deserve? Learn more about CA lemon laws and how they apply to you.

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What is California Lemon Law?

Lemon laws are a set of laws in the United States that provide protections to consumers who have purchased a defective good. Lemon laws most frequently apply to vehicles — personal use cars, boats, planes, RVs, motorcycles, etc., that experience persistent mechanical issues while still under warranty. The details of lemon laws vary from state to state, but the overall purpose of these laws are the same: to fairly compensate consumers who have spent time and money on a defective vehicle.

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Used Car California Lemon Law

Got a used car that’s a lemon? If your car was sold with a written warranty that’s still eligible, whether from the manufacturer or the dealer, there’s a good chance your car will qualify under California lemon law standards. We find a lot of clients who are given wrong information about whether or not they are eligible for compensation due to issues with their cars. Before giving up on filing a claim, reach out to us so we can give you a free evaluation of your situation and help you with the next steps in filing a claim. Remember, we have a 99% success rate, and you’ll never pay out of pocket legal fees when working with us.

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What California Lemon Law can Do for You

California has a certain set of criteria and standards when defining lemon law. In order for your vehicle to be deemed a lemon, it must meet those standards set by California lemon law. The term “lemon law presumption” describes the scenario in which your car can be presumed as a lemon. The following must occur within 10 months or 18,000 miles of purchasing your vehicle to fall under presumption:

  • It is repaired at least two times for a substantial safety defect that can cause bodily injury or death
  • It is repaired at least four times for a persistent non-substantial safety defect
  • It is out of service for more than 30 days total due to any combination of problems or defects.

A consumer must be able to prove at least one of the above criteria in a court of law for a judge to presume your vehicle a lemon. However, even if your vehicle does seemingly meet these requirements, manufacturers have the opportunity to fight against this, which is why it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Even if you don’t think your car qualifies under California lemon law presumption, reach out to us today. You may still be eligible for compensation.

Other Types of Lemon Law in California

Consumer protection isn’t limited to cars. CA Lemon laws can extend to motorcycles, RVs, computers, cellphones, and more. If you own any of these vehicles for personal or family use, and are struggling with persistent mechanical issues, there’s a good chance you have a lemon on your hands. While most lemon law cases involve cars, we’ve successfully represented clients who had purchased defective motorcycles, jet skis, yachts, and more. While these types of lemon laws cases can be more difficult to pursue, we have the expertise and expertise to represent you, regardless of what kind of vehicle we’re working with. Contact us to learn more about lemon laws and whether they apply to you.

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Define Lemon Law

Associated with the California lemon law definition, you often hear the phrase “reasonable number of repair attempts” when describing the lemon law process. A manufacturer is only allowed a certain number of repair attempts before your car can be deemed a lemon. After a certain amount of repair attempts without success, you as a consumer are eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. In California, these are the criteria that define a “reasonable number” of repair attempts:

 

  • Your vehicle’s issues are such that they could cause death or bodily harm, the car has been in for repair two or more times, and the manufacturer has been notified of need for the repairs.
  • The car been in for repairs four or more times and the manufacturer has been notified of the need for repairs.
  • The issue has caused your car to be out of service for more than 30 days since your car was purchased.

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