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.

Our skilled California lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law can help you understand what types of vehicle problems and other criteria are covered under our important consumer protection laws.

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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.