Our Los Angeles, California lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C. knows there are countless signs that a vehicle might be defective, and thereby eligible to pursue a claim under the California Lemon Law.

Beyond being incredibly frustrating, especially when you are late for work or another appointment, a dead car battery may be one of them.

When a dead car battery goes beyond being an inconvenience it must be addressed from every angle.

When a dead car battery cannot be resolved, there may be a larger problem. Here are a few things California car owners and lessees need to know about their options to get back on the road.

What are the Most Common Reasons for a Dead Car Battery?

When you get behind the wheel of your car, and nothing happens when you turn the key or push the button, it is impossible to know what the problem is right away. However, a car that will not start typically isn’t a brake or transmission problem. One of the first issues to investigate is a dead battery.

The most common reasons for waking up to a dead battery may include:

  • The battery is old and needs to be replaced.
  • An interior light was left on in the vehicle, or an accessory was left plugged in.
  • You haven’t driven the vehicle in a while or have only taken short drives.
  • The vehicle has been exposed to the extreme California heat for long periods.
  • The battery and/or the posts are corroded and need to be cleaned.
  • The alternator is faulty and keeps draining the battery.
  • The electrical system is faulty and continues to drain the battery even when the engine is turned off.
  • There is a manufacturing defect.

If your vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, and is not responding to the qualifying number of repair attempts at the dealership or certified mechanic, you may have a lemon. This is true even when the defect is something as seemingly simple as the vehicle’s battery.

If you believe your vehicle is a lemon, we can help pursue a legal remedy that fits your needs, starting with a free consultation.

Contact Our Experienced California Lemon Law Attorney for a Free Consultation

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 how we can help you pursue the vehicle’s manufacturer for a positive outcome in as little as 30-60 days.

Your vehicle’s manufacturer is responsible for your attorney fees, so you pay no out-of-pocket costs for our legal representation. Call us now to learn more.