Our Los Angeles area lemon law attorney knows many 2018-2023 Ford Focus and Festiva models are giving vehicle owners throughout California a lot of trouble that the manufacturer is struggling to find answers for.

If your Ford Focus or Festiva is still under warranty and is exhibiting a defect that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of attempts by the manufacturer, you may be eligible to file a California Lemon Law claim to pursue a legal remedy that fits your needs.

 Ford Focus or Festiva

What are the Most Common Problems with the 2018-2023 Ford Focus and Festiva?

Common problems Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Anaheim 2018-2023 Ford Focus and Festiva owners are facing include:

  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission problems, leading to shuddering and hesitation during acceleration.
  • Engine cooling issues.
  • Infotainment system glitches and backup camera failures.

In California, the Lemon Law protects consumers who have purchased or leased new or used vehicles with significant defects or issues. Our skilled Los Angeles area lemon attorney can help you understand your eligibility to file a claim.

Which Ford Focus and Festiva Owners Are Eligible to File a Lemon Law Claim in Los Angeles, California?

To be eligible to file a California lemon law claim for your 2018-2023 Ford Focus or Festiva, specific criteria must be met.

Here are some key factors that determine eligibility:

  • New or Used Vehicle Purchase or Lease

The California Lemon Law applies to new or used vehicles sold or leased with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Lemon law claims must generally be filed within the vehicle’s warranty coverage period. This period is typically 18 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, additional protections may apply if the defect is reported during the original warranty period and persists beyond expiration.

  • Defects Covered by Warranty

The vehicle must have a defect or nonconformity covered by the manufacturer’s warranty that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety.

  • Repetitive or Unfixable Issues

The law requires that the manufacturer or its authorized repair facility has made reasonable repair attempts to fix the defect.

The Legal Presumption qualifies the number of attempts to satisfy the Lemon Law California legal standard as:

  • At least two repair attempts if the defect could cause serious bodily injury or death.
  • After four or more attempts, if the defect continues to cause the same problem and cannot be fixed.
  • A vehicle spends 30 (non-consecutive) days at the dealership/mechanic for warranty-covered issues and repairs.

If the issues persist after a reasonable number of attempts or if the vehicle is in the repair shop for an extended period, it may meet the criteria for a lemon law claim. We can help.

Contact our experienced Los Angeles County lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 310-295-1888 or request a free consultation online to learn more about your eligibility to file a claim.