Our Los Angeles, California lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C. talked last week about how the Lemon Law Presumption differs (will think to the 18,000-mile limit blog) from the far-reaching protections afforded to consumers by the Lemon Law itself.

This week, we want to discuss the three most common myths associated with the California Lemon Law, so all California residents know when they can file a claim.

Myth: Used Vehicles Do Not Qualify Under the California Lemon Law

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California’s Lemon Law protects purchasers of used and new vehicles if they are still under the manufacturer’s warranty.

If a used vehicle was sold “as is,” the warranty may no longer apply, negating its owner’s eligibility to file a Lemon Law claim in California. If you are unsure which applies in your case, review your contract and other information about the vehicle to determine if the warranty still applies.

Myth: Leased Vehicles Do Not Qualify Under the California Lemon Law

California’s Lemon Law protects buyers and lessees of vehicles if the vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. Leased vehicles can just as quickly exhibit defects as a vehicle that is purchased instead.

Myth: There is No California Lemon Law Claim Remedy That Will Make Me Whole

There are three legal remedies our California lemon law attorney pursues on behalf of our clients whose vehicles are defective.

They include:

  • The manufacturer can replace your vehicle.
  • The manufacturer can repurchase your vehicle.
  • The manufacturer can offer a cash settlement for the defect, and you keep the vehicle.

When your vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty and has a defect that qualifies for a California lemon law claim, our attorneys will clearly explain your legal rights and options so that you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case.

Get the California Lemon Law Help You Need Today: Call Shainfeld Law, P.C.

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. We have a 99% success rate as lemon lawyers and often settle without a lawsuit in as little as 30-60 days.