Our California Lemon Law allows consumers who have purchased or leased a defective vehicle that is under warranty to pursue the manufacturer for a remedy, once it has been determined that a mechanic cannot fix the issue after a qualifying number of reasonable vehicle repairs attempts.
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What are the Qualifying Vehicle Defects that Will Allow Me to Pursue a Lemon Law Claim in California?
Our California Lemon Law does not specify which physical defects qualify for protection but instead lists how these defects affect the vehicle’s use.
A qualifying defect includes one that:
- Required the vehicle to remain in the repair shop for more than 30 days
- This leads to a significant safety issue where bodily harm or death could occur through its use — and remains unfixed after two repair attempts
- Is not considered a significant safety issue but remains unfixed after four attempts
If you have been dealing with a vehicle defect that fits into one of these three categories, or have identified a defect that is well on its way to falling into a qualifying category, contact our skilled California lemon law attorney today to discuss your vehicle problems during a free consultation.
What are the Most Common Types of Vehicle Problems that Lead to California Lemon Law Claims?
There are common problems that can pose a safety issue, or require long-term maintenance, before qualifying as a lemon.
They often include, but are not limited to:
- Fluid leaks
- Fuel pump
- Brake problems
- Engine overheating
- Transmission trouble
- Steering, suspension, or alignment issues
- Malfunctioning latches, locks, or windows
- Improperly working safety features, including seatbelts or airbags
Contact Our Skilled California Lemon Law Attorney at Shainfeld Law for a Free Consultation
If you are experiencing ongoing mechanical trouble with a vehicle that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, contact our experienced Los Angeles County Lemon Law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 949-294-9153 or request a free consultation online to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the manufacturer for your full recovery.