Basics of California Lemon Law
Guidance from Our California Lemon Law Attorneys
California State’s lemon laws are set in place to focus on the protection
of the vehicle consumer rights. If you have recently purchased a lemon,
a new or used vehicle that does not meet the promises made by the warranty.
This would include a vehicle that came with a guarantee that it would
be free from defect for a time, but after many repair attempts is still
The state’s laws show that a manufacturer is required to replace
the defective product or provide a refund to the consumer after unsuccessful
repairs have been attempted. You should remain aware of your rights under
California’s lemon laws and take necessary action if they have been
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.