When consumers purchase or lease a car, truck, or SUV that is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, it is to have a reliable vehicle, ready for use whenever they need it.
No one expects their new vehicle to immediately start having problems that require multiple trips to the dealership or another certified mechanic.
Unfortunately, this may be one of the first signs your vehicle is potentially defective.
As frustrating as this potential outcome may be, without properly maintaining the vehicle – as outlined in the manufacturer’s warranty or seeking the qualifying number of reasonable vehicle repair attempts, consumers may not be adequately prepared to support their lemon law claim.
Here is where you must start.
Be Prepared to Make Multiple Trips to the Dealership for Maintenance and Problem-Solving Attempts
If you believe your vehicle is a lemon, you must prepare yourself for the chance that one repair may turn into two or more, and that the issue may never be completely fixed.
While you are awaiting the necessary number of repair attempts before the reality is that the mechanic cannot fix the issue it is also important to keep a detailed record of all the problems the vehicle presents.
Under the California Lemon Law, warranty protection is not applicable where damage was caused by misuse or abuse of the vehicle by the consumer.
While your car, truck, or SUV is in the shop, be sure to document the ongoing maintenance records, mechanic’s feedback regarding the issues, and keep all receipts for rental cars or other transportation methods that were necessary during the time the vehicle was not in your possession.
The manufacturer will be responsible for all costs associated with your Lemon Law claim, including out-of-pocket expenses and your legal costs.
Contact Our Skilled California Lemon Law Attorneys at Shainfeld Law for a Free Consultation Today
If you are having continuous problems with a vehicle that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, and are at a loss regarding how to pursue the best outcome, contact our experienced Los Angeles County Lemon Law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 888-567-2279 or request a free consultation online.
We can help you understand your legal rights and options, so you can move forward with confidence instead of frustration and pursue the best outcome available for your vehicle repair, replacement, or buy-back needs.