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Norman Taylor & Associates Explains California Lemon Law

Defective vehicles, also called lemons, can cause frustration and unexpected anxiety in a consumer's life. Under California's lemon law, you have legal recourse when you purchase or lease a defective motor vehicle. If your new motor vehicle has failed to meet the manufacturer's warranty, lemon law sets forth your rights as a consumer and what recourse is available.

Learn about the most common vehicle defects that often lead to a lemon law case!

You may want to get a repair or resolve the matter with the dealership or manufacturer. However, for the best chance of success in your lemon law claim, discuss your situation with us first. At Norman Taylor & Associates, we can help you obtain a resolution to your case to pursue the option that is in your best interests. We offer FREE consultations to help you get started.

Our California attorneys' first responsibility is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Read on to find out how we can help you.

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What Qualifies As a Lemon?

There are several ways to qualify for a lemon. One may have a lemon if, the vehicle came from the factory in a condition that would not pass without objection in the auto industry – often established by experts. Most often a vehicle qualifies as a lemon if after a reasonable opportunity to repair a vehicle, the manufacturer through its dealership(s) has failed to fix the defects under the warranty. Sometimes, if one’s vehicle has been in the shop so many times for different things, it qualifies as a lemon by virtue of the number of days it has been in the shop for warranty repair.

Lemon Law Basics

California's lemon law is designed to protect the rights of consumers. It offers legal recourse after you have purchased or leased a motor vehicle that turned out to be defective. Learn the basics of lemon law to find out how we can help you with your case.

Lemon Law FAQ

In this section, we provide answers to many frequently asked questions regarding lemons. You likely have many questions regarding California's lemon law and how we can provide you with the legal assistance you need. Find out if we have already answered your questions by reading this page.

Breach of Warranty

If the manufacturer of your defective vehicle has breached the warranty, our firm can help you fight for your rights. The California lemon law defines when a manufacturer has breached its warranty and what the consumer is entitled to for this breach. If your vehicle's manufacturer has breached its written warranty, we can help you fight for just compensation.

Common Vehicle Defects

Various defects and malfunctions can occur if you have purchased or leased a lemon. Some of the common vehicle defects that lead to manufacturer recalls include stalling, air conditioner mold, defective seat belts, and engine failure. Find out more about common vehicle defects by reading this page.

Lemon Law Myths

If you possess a lemon, you probably feel stuck in your current situation. Knowledge is one of the most important resources that we can contribute to your case. On this page, we debunk many lemon law myths to present you with accurate information.

RV / Motorhome Lemons

If your recreational vehicle (RV) or motor home has turned out to be a lemon, you may be entitled to recourse under the California lemon laws. We specialize in lemon law and understand the specific laws regarding RV and motor home cases. Common issues include vehicle specifications that do not match the true experience and lower cargo capacity than advertised.

Used-Car Lemons

California lemon laws aim to protect new and used-car buyers. It is more common for used-car buyers to get stuck with lemons. Owners of used lemons will have to prove that the vehicle's problems already existed before the sale. Find out how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your defective used car.

Call Our California Attorneys for Efficient Legal Solutions

Our lawyers have a great amount of experience handling lemon law cases. We understand what approach to take with each vehicle manufacturer and type of case. Our attorneys have been protecting consumers' rights for more than 30 years and can use their extensive experience to your advantage.

No matter what details are involved in your case, our legal team can determine the most appropriate solution. Our firm offers a free case evaluation for your benefit. Each of our California lawyers takes action to achieve the fastest possible settlement for your case.

Related articles:

What Consumers Need to Know About California Lemon Law

  • What Qualifies as a Lemon?
  • What Are Your Rights as a Consumer?
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Are Recreational Vehicles Covered Under Lemon Law?
  • Know These Common Red Flags That Point to a Lemon
  • Common Vehicle Defects

CA Lemon Law Basics

  • Guidance from Our California Lemon Law Attorneys

What Qualifies As a Lemon in CA?

  • Common Vehicle Problems Related to Lemons
  • What Makes a Car a Lemon?

Lemon Law Myths

  • The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act
  • Pursuing a Refund or Replacement

Used Car Lemon Law California

  • Not All Lemons Are Yellow
  • Do you have a lemon?

Does California Lemon Law Apply to Private Sales?

  • The Tanner Consumer Protection Act
  • Lemon Law Declarations

Lemon Law: Is the Manufacturer or Dealership Responsible?

  • Common Misconceptions about Who Is Responsible Under California Lemon Laws
  • California's Lemon Law and the Role of the Warranty
  • Consumer Rights Under California Lemon Law

Vehicle Defects Not Covered Under California Lemon Law

  • Owner Negligence
  • Defects Caused By Accidents
  • Unauthorized Repairs or Alterations of the Vehicle.


California Lemon Law FAQ

More FAQs About California's Lemon Law

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