At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our Los Angeles lemon law attorney knows consumers may be eligible to file a California Lemon Law claim if their vehicles are under warranty and cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of attempts.
If the defect could cause serious bodily injury or death, the manufacturer has just two repair attempts before the vehicle may be deemed a lemon — instead of four attempts for reasons not associated with driver safety.
Historically, recurring defects have significantly placed vehicle drivers and occupants in danger.
The Deadliest Vehicle Defect
Our California lemon law attorney knows there are countless ways a vehicle can be deemed a lemon — from electronic issues to defective paint jobs — without jeopardizing the safety of its occupants. However, some vehicle defects can seriously harm their safety.
These significant dangers include, but are not limited to:
- Unintended Acceleration
Unintended acceleration occurs when a vehicle accelerates unexpectedly without the driver’s intention or input. This can appear in traditional internal combustion engines and modern electronic vehicles. Unintended acceleration can be dangerous and pose risks to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and other vehicles on the road.
- Faulty Airbags
Faulty airbag systems can result in the airbags failing to deploy when needed, deploying too forcefully, or deploying under conditions where they should not.
- Defective Tires
Defective tires have manufacturing or design flaws that compromise their safety and performance. These defects — including design flaws, manufacturer defects, and tread or belt separation — can lead to dangerous situations on the road, including blowouts, loss of control, and accidents.
- Malfunctioning Ignition Systems
A malfunctioning ignition system in a vehicle can lead to problems starting the engine, poor engine performance, reduced fuel efficiency, and even safety hazards. The ignition system generates a spark that ignites the fuel-air mixture in the engine’s cylinders, allowing the engine to run. When the ignition system doesn’t function properly, it can lead to various issues that affect the vehicle’s operation.
- Brake System Failures
Brake system failures refer to problems or malfunctions within a vehicle’s braking system that can result in the brakes not working as intended. The brake system is a critical safety component that allows a driver to slow down or stop the vehicle. Brake failures can lead to loss of control, accidents, and potentially life-threatening situations.
- Steering System Malfunctions
Steering defects can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. A malfunctioning steering system can lead to accidents with severe consequences, whether due to faulty steering columns, power steering systems, or tie rods.
- Fuel System Leaks and Fires
Defective fuel systems can lead to fuel leaks or fires in the event of a collision or even due to overheating components. These defects can result in catastrophic accidents and injuries, mainly if a fire occurs during or after a crash.
Get the California Lemon Law Help You Need Today: Call Shainfeld Law, P.C.
If you are experiencing vehicle defects that are impacting your safety and have taken the car, truck, or SUV that is still under warranty to the dealership for repairs only to experience the same issues, 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 pursue a legal remedy that fits your needs.
Not only does our lemon lawyer manage each detail of our client’s cases to ensure their best interests are protected from the start, but we also have a 99% success rate as lemon lawyers and often settle without a lawsuit in as little as 30-60 days.