What Qualifies As a Lemon?
Lemon Law Explained by Our California Lemon Law Attorneys
If you believe that you have a lemon, you should understand the basic criteria one looks for in qualifying a lemon car. At Norman Taylor & Associates, our California lemon law lawyers can provide you with information regarding what is considered a lemon. First and foremost, yur vehiclle must have been sold with a warranty. In the case of a new motor vehicle, this usually comes from the auto manufacturer and these days it is not unusual for the term of the warranty to be quite long. Under California law, the defect that your vehicle has must be significant. The defect must be a substantial impairment to the use, value, or safety of the vehicle to you. For example, problems can be related to the vehicle's:
- Air conditioning
In addition to having a significant problem, you must have given the manufacturer through its warranty repair facility (usually the dealer) a reasonable number of chances to get it fix once and for all. Even if the warranty is expired, you may have rights to further repairs as the warranty as to the defect worked on while still covered by the warranty does not, by law, expire until it is actually repaired.
More Than 50 Years Combined Experience with Manufacturers
Even though you may not have the same defect in many times, once can have the cumulative nightmare experience of a wide variety of problems measured by the number of days once has had their vheicle in the shop for repair. Vehicles that need constant repairs for a variety of issues can be considered substantially impaired too. If your vehicle has been in the shop for an unreasonable number of days for separate problems, then your vehicle may entitle you to a replacement or refund.
If you have a lemon, you can receive legal guidance from our firm. Each of our California lemon law attorneys has more than 25 years of experience representing consumers. We possess a solid understanding of manufacturers' processes and can predict their actions. If you are unsure of whether your vehicle is considered a lemon, do not hesitate to contact us. We offer a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience.
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