Differences Between Recalls & Lemons Determine If Your Vehicle Qualifies For Buyback

California Automobile Recall Lawyer

At Norman Taylor & Associates, we are dedicated to helping our clients resolve the legal issues they face after the purchase or lease of a lemon. Our firm is passionate about helping individuals whose vehicles have been recalled.

Defects in design can often result in the recall of a specific make and model of a vehicle. Since 1966, nearly 300 million vehicles have been recalled due to safety defects. If your vehicle has been recalled due to a safety issue, our California lemon law attorneys can help assess whether or not your auto qualifies for a buyback instead of a repair which auto recalls typically offer.

Manufacturers must notify all registered purchasers and lessees of the affected vehicle in writing if a safety defect has been determined. The letter must also inform the vehicle owners of the actions they can take to remedy the situation. Names of the vehicle owners are obtained from the state's motor vehicle offices. Recalls are initiated by the manufacturers based either on the influence of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigations or vehicle owners' complaints.

Defects can include a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Gas pedal design
  • Transmission interlocks
  • Unsafe acceleration surges
  • Electronic push-start system failures

Auto Recalls vs. Lemons

Recalls issued by automobile manufacturers are different than lemons. A vehicle can have a part recalled without it being labeled a lemon. Vehicles are only considered "lemons" when they are still defective after a reasonable number of repair attempts. Recalls are issued for across-the-board problems with a certain car part from a particular make/model of a vehicle. Lemons, on the other hand, are vehicles with unique problems, meaning not all cars of that make/model will have the same problem.

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Protection Under California's Lemon Law

Do not allow car dealers or manufacturers to place you in an unsafe position. Automobile recalls often mean that there is an error that must be fixed as soon as possible. Serious injuries can be caused by a variety of defects. Your safety and financial future are important to our firm. For that reason, we can work with you and offer guidance on best to proceed.

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