At Lemon Law Now, our California lemon law attorney knows there is a lot of misinformation about how our California Lemon Laws protect consumers who may have purchased or leased a defective vehicle.
First, some obligations must be met by the manufacturer or their repair agent, which is typically the dealership, and further requirements the consumer must meet to qualify for Lemon Law protection.
Here is a quick overview of what is required by each party for our Lemon Law attorney in California to pursue results for your unique claim.
What are the Manufacturer’s Requirements Under the California Lemon Law?
Our California Lemon Laws require manufacturers to service or repair vehicles that do not operate properly under the coverage outlined in their express warranties.
The manufacturer’s express warranty states they will fix or replace defective vehicle parts to ensure the car, truck, or SUV operates safely and reliably going forward — even if it takes more than one attempt at getting the repair right.
However, our California Lemon Law requires the manufacturer or its agent responsible for the repairs, which could be the dealership or licensed repair service, fix the vehicle within a reasonable period, during a specified number of trips.
Unless otherwise specified in the warranty, within thirty days of the consumer advising the manufacturer of the issue, auto repairs or service must begin.
What is the Consumer’s Auto Repair Obligation Under the California Lemon Law?
Consumers are obligated to pursue repairs directly from an authorized agent outlined in the manufacturer’s warranty and to undergo several attempts to ensure the agent has had ample opportunities to correct the issue.
The consumer must present the vehicle for repairs at least four times, when it is exhibiting persistent but unsubstantial safety defects, or twice when the vehicle could cause bodily harm or death.
While the California consumer requirements may seem extensive, including the number of reasonable repair attempts necessary to pursue a Lemon Law claim, the outcome — when they are eligible — can make them whole again through financial compensation, or a replacement vehicle and full reimbursement costs for their auto repairs and any other money they may have put into their vehicle.
Did You Know the Manufacturer is Responsible for Your California Lemon Law Attorney Fees?
In addition to providing the necessary vehicle replacement or buy-back options, vehicle manufacturers are required to pay the consumers’ legal fees when they have partnered with an attorney to pursue their California Lemon Law claim.
This section of the Lemon Law is designed to ensure consumers have adequate access to legal counsel, so they do not have to pursue these complex claims on their own.
If you have pursued the qualifying number of reasonable vehicle repair attempts, and your vehicle cannot be fixed, contact our experienced Lemon Law attorney in Los Angeles, California at Lemon Law Now, today by calling (310) 295-1888 or request a free consultation online to learn about your rights and how we can help you pursue the manufacturer for solutions, so you can safely resume your place behind the wheel of a reliable vehicle without further delay.