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The California Lemon Law has specific rules – here they are!

       Rule # 1. The defect must “substantially impair the use or safety of the vehicle”

       Rule # 2. The vehicle must be covered by a warranty. (not an “extended warranty” sold by the dealer)

       Rule # 3. The vehicle must have had an unreasonable number of repair attempts to rectify the same defect/complaint.

       Rule # 4. The vehicle must have repairs done by an authorized dealer of the manufacturer in California.

       Rule # 5. The manufacturer must deduct a fee for usage based upon the first repair event for the repeated defect.

       Rule # 6. If repurchased under the statute, the vehicle must be returned in cosmetically undamaged condition, sans wear & tear.

Has your new or used car, truck, or SUV been back to the dealers shop for warranty repairs too many times, or has just spent an unreasonable number of days in the shop? You may have a valid claim under our California lemon law.  A valid California lemon law demand that is presented to the automobile manufacturer by our law firm can often reach a resolution in as little as 15 days!  A valid California lemon law settlement with the automobile manufacturer will allow you to get a refund of all the monies and payments you have made, as well as a payoff of any lease/loan balance owed and rid yourself of the defective vehicle. Or, if the consumer desires, a settlement can often yield a brand new replacement vehicle. In some cases, consumers can receive a large cash settlement payment and still keep their vehicle!

What kinds of problems or defects must my vehicle have to be a "lemon" in California, to follow the statues rules?

In most California lemon law cases, the defect (problem) must "substantially impair the use of safety of the vehicle…". Examples of this are engine problems, transmission problems, steering problems, radiator/cooling system problems, brake problems, CHECK ENGINE or SRS/AIRBAG warning lights, electrical problems, driveline/rear differential problems, axle problems, alignment/abnormal tire wear problems, air conditioning/heating system problems, power windows/door locks problems, traction/ESP problems, dash warning light problems, and many problems/defects that substantially impair the vehicle’s use for everyday driving.

How many times must I got back to the dealer for warranty repair visits for the same problem. What is the rule?

This depends on many factors, including – but not limited to: how many months/years the vehicle has been in use under warranty, how many miles are on the vehicle, if the vehicle has been driven under or over the national average (12,000 miles per year), and the nature of the problem or defect(s).

Typically 3 or 4 repair visits for the same problem/defect will trigger a lemon law claim. However, if within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles from new car delivery the vehicle sees four (4) times in the shop for the same issue, or has spent a cumulative of over 30 days in for warranty repairs, it is "presumed" to be a "lemon" under our California lemon law statute. Additionally, if the problem can be proved to "likely cause serious injury or death" in the same months/miles time parameter set above, then only two (2) repair attempts are necessary under California lemon law. Please bear in mind that any vehicle that has had a history of problems and repairs while under warranty may qualify for lemon law relief, and is the reason a consumer should not decide in their own mind if their vehicle is a "lemon" or not. Only an experienced California lemon law attorney can make that determination.

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California lemon law experts. Our team of experienced California lemon law attorneys have settled over 16,740 California lemon law cases. Our settlement success rate is 99%. We have over 31 years of experience settling California lemon law cases. Having California’s largest Lemon Law firm working for you has many benefits. Our attorneys travel the state. If the need arises - we come to you. Our California lemon law cases are processed quickly and efficiently. We spend extra time making sure our clients have all their questions answered, and understand the lemon law claim and settlement process before their lemon law case is started. The time spent communicating continues until the case concludes. Though we are the state’s largest lemon law firm, we personally handle every call. We do not use "voice mail" or other electronic/computer phone systems. When you call our firm during business hours, you speak with live, knowledgeable people – not a computer or machine.

We know the automobile manufacturers. We have worked closely with them for 31 years. Quality working relationships between the lemon law attorney firm and the automobile manufacturer’s legal representatives is an integral part of ensuring a successful conclusion to each lemon law claim.   

Regardless of what your vehicle’s warranty repair history has been, you should call our firm or complete a the form at the top of this page to see if you have a "lemon.


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