When it comes to pursuing financial recovery from our California Lemon Law the only real requirements are that the car must have is that it has been purchased or leased within the last four years, that it is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, and has been subjected to multiple repairs for the same issues that impair its use, safety, or value without a resolution.

The question our California Lemon Law attorney gets often is whether these laws only apply to passenger cars. A passenger car — by standard definition — is a road motor vehicle that is designed to seat no more than nine passengers, including the driver. The short answer is, no.

Many other vehicles and consumer goods are covered by the same or very similar statutes that protect our residents’ abilities to pursue a fair resolution.

What Other Types of Vehicles are Covered by California Lemon Laws?

According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the California Lemon Law covers both new and used vehicles sold or leased with a manufacturer’s warranty.


  • Airplanes
  • Boats
  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Pickup trucks
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • SUVs
  • Vans

Is There an Appliance Lemon Law in California?

In addition to our California Lemon Law Now, for vehicles, there is a federal Appliance Lemon Law that was created by The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, which entitles consumers to protection for their ownership.

For an item to be eligible for protection under the Appliance Lemon Law, it must have been purchased for personal or family use, come with a warranty, and be subject to multiple repairs for the same issues without a resolution.

Covered items may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellphones
  • Digital cameras
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Electronic equipment, including televisions and stereo systems
  • Hearing aids
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Medical devices and/or equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Personal computers, laptops, and tablets

Like their vehicle counterparts, before the Appliance Lemon Law is enforced, the manufacturer is entitled to an opportunity to repair the product.

If they cannot, they must either repurchase the item, replace the item, refund the item’s value, or offer a cash settlement for the item.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our California Lemon Law Attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C. Today

If you have purchased or leased a vehicle or other item that is defective, still under warranty, and cannot be repaired by the manufacturer after multiple attempts, contact our experienced lemon law attorney in California at Lemon Law Now, today by calling (310) 295-1888 or request a free consultation online to learn how we can help you pursue the recovery solution you deserve.