At Shainfeld Law, our California lemon law attorney wants all consumers to be aware of their legal options when they have potentially purchased a defective vehicle. Starting with the fact that if you purchased a new or certified used vehicle that is under warranty, you should follow all the dealership instructions to get it repaired before the coverage expires.

It also helps for owners of covered vehicles to be on the lookout for common defects that may point to your vehicle being unfixable, which could make it eligible to file a lemon law claim in California.

Common Issues that are Reported in Defective Vehicles

When your vehicle is in constant need of repair, any issue can cause serious reliability and/or safety problems.

The most common signs of defective vehicles may include, but are not limited to:

  • Brake problems
  • Engine overheating
  • Fluid leaks, including engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant
  • Fuel pump
  • Improperly working safety features, including seatbelts or airbags
  • Malfunctioning latches, locks, or windows
  • Steering, suspension, or alignment issues
  • Transmission trouble

California Lemon Laws cover defects that substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. If you are unsure whether a specific defect meets this standard, our experienced lemon law attorney in Los Angeles County will review your claim during a free consultation and provide the tools and resources you need to make informed decisions about pursuing a lemon law claim against the manufacturer.

How Long Do I Have to Pursue a Lemon Law Claim in California?

When you have consistent car trouble and have exhausted the qualifying number of reasonable vehicle repair attempts, it may be time to pursue the vehicle replacement or buyback options that are available through our California lemon laws.

California has a four-year statute of limitations for filing lemon law claims, beginning when the claim is discovered. However, to pursue an effective lemon law claim, we must file your claim within the vehicle’s warranty period, which may expire much sooner than the four years the statute allows.

Contact Our Experienced Lemon Law Attorneys in California for a Free Consultation Today

If you have purchased a new or used vehicle that is under warranty and is exhibiting signs of being defective, contact our experienced Lemon Law attorney in California at Lemon Law Now, today by calling +13102951888 or request a free consultation online to learn about your rights and how we can help you pursue the manufacturer for solutions. If we win your lemon law case, the manufacturer will also be liable for our attorney fees, so you will pay nothing out of pocket for our services.