California Lemon Law Basics
California Lemon Law Lawyers
Lemon laws in California are established for the protection of vehicle
consumer rights. Under these laws, you are permitted legal recourse if
you purchased or leased a defective motor vehicle, otherwise known as
a lemon. If your recently obtained a new or used motor vehicle and it
does not meet the promise made by manufacturer's warranty i.e. that
it would be defect free for a promised length of time, after many attempts
at repair, then the automobile may be considered a lemon.
State law provides that a manufacturer must replace the defective product
or refund the consumer's money after a number of unsuccessful repair
attempts. It is important to know your rights under California's lemon
law, which requires manufacturers to correct the problem. Schedule a free
case evaluation today to find out how our
California lemon law attorneys can help you with your case.
Holding the Liable Party Responsible
In most circumstances, the manufacturer of the lemon vehicle has the ultimate
responsibility to replace the defective part, replace your vehicle, or
refund your purchase price on for the vehicle. The owner of a lemon has
the right to have their vehicle repurchased, and the manufacturer has
the responsibility to initiate an appropriate offer to the consumer after
a number of unsuccessful repair attempts have been made by their repairing
agent, the dealership.
If the manufacturer of your vehicle has failed or refuses to offer a replacement
or refund, then you may have the right to file a civil action. With legal
guidance from our California lemon law lawyers, you can maximize your
chance to win a lemon law case in a court of law. In such cases, the manufacturer
may be required to:
- Pay the consumer's damages
- Provide a replacement or refund
- Pay a "civil penalty" in addition to the consumer's damages
If you have a lemon, we encourage you to seek recourse from the dealer/manufacturer
who sold you the vehicle by securing legal guidance from one of our California
lemon law attorneys.
Contact our firm at your earliest convenience to find out whether your vehicle can be classified
as a lemon under the California lemon law and consumer protection act
known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.