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 to make that determination. At Norman Taylor & Associates,
our California lemon law lawyers can provide you with information regarding
what is considered a lemon and save you any guess work. First and foremost,
your new or used vehicle 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 for
several years and multiple miles. Under
California's lemon law, the defect you are experiencing 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 repair the defect(s). Even if the warranty is expired
by time or miles, if the manufacturer never properly repaired your defect
when it was covered by the warranty, the warranty does not expire as to
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 vehicle 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 different problems, then you may be entitled
to a replacement or refund.
If you think 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 have an expansive understanding
of manufacturers' processes and can predict their actions. If you
are unsure of whether your vehicle may qualify as a lemon contact us now.
We offer a
free case evaluation at your earliest convenience.
Contact us today for the legal guidance you deserve!