Here we discuss a few of the most frequent questions we receive about our California Lemon Law, and who can take advantage of the consumer protection it provides.
What Types of Vehicles are Covered Under the Orange County Lemon Law?
The California lemon law covers motor vehicles sold or leased with manufacturer’s warranties in California that are primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes.
The vehicle can also be bought or used primarily for business purposes by any individual or company that has fewer than five registered vehicles if it weighs under 10,000 pounds.
Which California Consumers are Protected by the Orange County Lemon Law?
Orange County lemon law consumers are those who:
- Buy or lease a new motor vehicle from a person/company engaged in the business of manufacturing or distributing motor vehicles at retail
- Buy or lease a vehicle that includes a transferred written warranty or those who are entitled to enforce the obligations of the warranty in California
- Lease a vehicle for more than four months
What Type of Problems Must a Vehicle Have to Enforce the Lemon Law in Orange County?
Vehicle problems covered by the California lemon law in Orange County may vary widely, but must include any vehicle defect or malfunction that:
- Is covered by the manufacturer’s written new vehicle warranty
- Substantially impairs the value, use, or safety of the vehicle
Vehicle problems that are caused by unreasonable or unauthorized use after the sale or lease are not covered by the California lemon law.
What Remedies Are Available Under the Orange County Lemon Law?
Our California lemon law attorney provides each of our clients with a clear outline of the potential remedies they may pursue under our California statutes.
The manufacturer may:
- Replace your vehicle
- Repurchase your vehicle
- Offer a cash settlement for your vehicle
In addition, after a successful claim, the manufacturer is responsible for paying all our Orange County Lemon Law attorney’s legal fees, so our clients never pay out of pocket for our services.
Contact Our Skilled Orange County Lemon Law Attorney at Shainfeld Law for a Free Consultation Today
If your vehicle is showing signs of manufacturer defect, is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, and cannot be fixed by the dealership or authorized mechanic after a qualifying number of attempts, contact our experienced Orange County Lemon Law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 310-295-1888 or request a free consultation online to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the manufacturer for a vehicle remedy that will make you whole.