At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney in Los Angeles knows that when California residents have vehicles that are impacted by multiple recalls, they worry about their and their families’ safety.
The truth is, they should.
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act gives the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the authority to issue vehicle safety standards and to require manufacturers to recall vehicles that have safety-related defects or do not meet Federal safety standards.
The question becomes, if your vehicle has been issued one or even multiple recall notices, does it make the vehicle a lemon under the California Lemon Law?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Here is when you may have a valid lemon law claim in California.
Three Ways to Pursue a Valid Lemon Law Claim in California
One of the major reasons vehicles are recalled in California and across the nation is safety issues. When a vehicle defect substantially impairs the performance, safety, or value of the vehicle, and it cannot be repaired in two or fewer attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.
The other two scenarios are that your vehicle has not been repaired after a qualifying number of repair attempts, or it has been in the repair shop for a total of 30 days or more, which do not have to be consecutive to count towards the California lemon law requirement.
If your vehicle has been recalled, even multiple times for one or more issues, it does not automatically make it a lemon. However, it may be a good start to pursuing a future claim. Take the vehicle to the dealership to have the issue acknowledged and fixed. If there is a second recall, be sure to follow the dealership’s instructions to ensure you are covering all your legal bases.
Contact Our Skilled California Lemon Lawyer Today for a Free Case Assessment
If your vehicle continues exhibiting signs of a defect that cannot be fixed by the dealership or a certified mechanic, contact our experienced Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 310-295-1888 or request a free consultation online, so we can pursue the vehicle’s manufacturer for a legal remedy that fits your needs.
The vehicle’s manufacturer will be liable for our legal fees, so you will never pay any out-of-pocket costs to pursue a positive outcome. We have a 99% success rate, and typically produce results for our California lemon law clients in as little as 30-60 days. Call us now to learn more.