At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney knows there is plenty of confusion surrounding our California Lemon Law, including who is eligible to pursue the manufacturer for a remedy, and how long consumers have to file a claim.

If you purchased a vehicle that is under the manufacturer’s warranty, and have a material issue the mechanic cannot fix, here is what you need to know about filing a lemon law claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

The Quicker You Act, The Sooner You Can Get Back on the Road

A California lemon law claim can be filed within years of the vehicle’s purchase, so it does not have to happen immediately, or even within months after you buy a car to achieve success.

However, the longer you wait, the higher the chance that you may not be able to file a claim at all.

To pursue a successful lemon law claim in California, you must show that your vehicle has a defect that the dealership cannot repair, and one that affects its use, value, or safety.

To ensure you do not spend any more time in an unreliable vehicle than necessary, will help you get back on the road with confidence.

Likewise, the sooner you can pursue a claim, the better. Waiting could harm your chance of success, especially near the date of the statute of limitations, as it could give the manufacturer the argument that the defect was not as serious as described.

Does the Defective Vehicle Have to Be Under the Manufacturer’s Warranty to Pursue a Lemon Law Claim?

Yes. Since most new cars are covered by the manufacturer’s original warranty, they are eligible for California Lemon Law protection.

Used vehicles must be covered by one of the following warranties, to qualify for California’s Lemon Law protection:

  • Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty
  • Lemon Law Buyback Warranty
  • Transferred New Car Warranty

If you believe your vehicle is defective and would like to understand your rights to pursue a legal remedy, contact our skilled Los Angeles lemon law attorney today for help.

California Lemon Law Claims Must Be Pursued Within Four Years

The California lemon law has a four-year statute of limitations.

This is the final deadline, no matter what the reason for the delay was or what you did or did not know about our California lemon law.

Our California courts start the four-year statute of limitations clock begins when the consumer “should have known” that the vehicle qualified as a lemon.

At Shainfeld law, our skilled California lemon law attorney can help precisely determine when the four-year clock began to run in your case.

How Can the California Lemon Law Attorney at Shainfeld Law Help?

At Shainfeld Law, our experienced lemon law attorney in California only represents consumers in lemon law claims.

It is our only legal focus, which is reflected by our 99% success rate.

Our experience, skill, and resources are all available to California residents starting with a free consultation. What is more, our clients never pay for our services, as we collect all legal fees directly from the vehicle’s manufacturer during the claim.

If you are experiencing ongoing mechanical trouble with a vehicle that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, contact our experienced Los Angeles County Lemon Law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 949-294-9153 or request a free consultation online to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the manufacturer for your full recovery.