Is your Volvo a lemon?

So you’re driving a Volvo and it’s having issues; now what? Understanding how lemon law affects your Volvo, and whether or not your Volvo qualifies under lemon law in the first place, is critical in getting the ball rolling. Both federal and state lemon laws pertaining to your Volvo protect you as a buyer from being stuck with a vehicle that hasn’t performed up to expectations. If you’re in the predicament where your Volvo has been stuck at the dealership awaiting repair after repair for a recurring issue, there’s a good chance that your Volvo may qualify under the California lemon law, specifically, if it is still under warranty. In such a case, you may be eligible to file for a claim and open a lemon law case for your Volvo.

Common Volvo Defects

While Volvo prides itself on their craftsmanship, that doesn’t mean that the company hasn’t experienced their share of recalls in the past. Volvo lemon law cases have been the result of recalls relating to everything from the engines in the Volvo S60, all the way to faulty car doors in V60 models. While everything from common to extreme recall defects have occurred, defects that can result in a Volvo lemon law claim could stem from:

  • Engine malfunction
  • Faulty clutch
  • Transmission failure
  • Suspension problems
  • Rough shifting

…as well as other issues that can affect the integrity of the vehicle and/or safety of the passengers.

Volvo Recalls

In recent history, a number of Volvo’s have been recalled for systemic defects that have affected the performance and safety of the vehicle. Volvo lemon law cases may originate, for example, from the recent North American recall that pertains to 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC70 and S80 vehicles due to the starter fuse blowing. This obviously leads to a situation in which your vehicle may not start, proving both frustrating, costly and potentially problematic in certain situations.

There can also be more dangerous recalls that can result in significant injury to the vehicle owner or occupants. In July of 2019, Volvo recalled over half a million vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2019, including the Volvo S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90 with 2.0 liter, four-cylinder diesel engines, due to a fault engine component creating a risk for the vehicle to catch on fire.

These types of instances can cause great harm, and are the types of circumstances in which your Volvo lemon law case may qualify. For more information on Volvo lemon law cases and Volvo lemon law buyback options, reach out for a legal consultation today!

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