In the state of California, lemon laws are in place to protect buyers of
both new and used vehicles. If you have recently purchased an unreliable
used car that has been returned for warranty repair a multitude of times,
you may be entitled to a buyback or replacement. Used-car lemon cases
can be difficult and typically require an experienced
California lemon law attorney. At
Norman Taylor & Associates, we have more than 50 years of combined experience helping buyers of lemons
obtain refunds or replacements. We offer a
free case evaluation to begin preparing a strong strategy to protect your rights.
Not All Lemons Are Yellow
In 2013, consumers who purchase their used vehicle at a "buy here,
pay here" dealership in California will receive an added level of
protection against used-car lemons. This kind of dealership specializes
in older, high-mileage cars to provide mobilization to consumers who cannot
qualify for a typical car loan. The new law requires dealerships to issue
a 30-day / 1,000-mile warranty for the used vehicle that is leased or
sold. Under this warranty, consumers are given added protection under
the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
requires manufacturers and sellers to provide customers with detailed
information regarding their warranty coverage.
Do you have a lemon?
You may be entitled to a replacement or refund if you have purchased a
used-car lemon, as long as your vehicle meets the following qualifications:
- The car was sold with a warranty
- The car has been in for repair repeatedly for the same defect
- The car has been in for repair for an excessive number of days
- The car has a substantial defect
If you have a lemon, you can read the
book we wrote on lemon law and then speak with a California used-car lemon law lawyer from our firm.
We have significant experience with many manufacturers and can use this
insight to assist you with your case. Our firm can help you prepare for
your case and fight for your rights.
Contact our firm at your earliest convenience!