Here is what California consumers need to know about their vehicles qualifying for protection under the California Lemon Law. The law is designed to provide legal remedies to consumers who have purchased or leased defective vehicles — no matter their make or model.
No Matter the Make or Model, The Vehicle Must Have a Defect
The vehicle must have a substantial defect or non-conformity that impairs its use, value, or safety. This defect can be related to the vehicle’s safety, performance, or reliability.
The Defect Must Occur During the Warranty Period
The defect must occur while the manufacturer’s original warranty covers the vehicle. This typically includes both new and used vehicles that are still within the warranty period.
The Manufacturer Must Be Notified
You must give the manufacturer (or its authorized dealer) a reasonable opportunity to repair the defect. This typically involves providing written notice of the defect and allowing the manufacturer to attempt repairs.
Repetitive Repair Attempts That Were Unsuccessful
The manufacturer or authorized dealer has professionally addressed a defect that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of attempts.
The Manufacturer’s Responsibility
Your vehicle manufacturer – no matter which company manufactured the vehicle – has the responsibility to honor your entire warranty. If the defect remains after the final repair attempt or the manufacturer fails to address the issue within a reasonable time, the vehicle may be considered a lemon.
Once a vehicle meets these criteria, it may qualify as a lemon under the California Lemon Law, and you may be entitled to a legal remedy that fits your needs.
What Types of Lemon Law Claims Does Shainfeld Law Handle?
We handle lemon law cases across California, including those involving the following manufacturers:
- Land Rover
It is essential to keep detailed records of all repair attempts, communication with the manufacturer, and any other relevant documentation to support your claim.
Contact Our Lemon Law Attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today
If you believe your vehicle meets these criteria and you want to pursue a lemon law claim, 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 guide you through the process and protect your rights.