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Does California’s Lemon Law cover RVs?

On Behalf of | Mar 11, 2024 | Lemon Law

Having a brand-new recreational vehicle break down puts a damper on any camping trip. Luckily, California’s Lemon Law protects consumers who buy defective vehicles.

This law ensures that consumers are not stuck with vehicles that have significant defects that impair their safety, value or use.

What is California’s Lemon Law?

California’s Lemon Law, officially known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, applies to the purchase or lease of new and used vehicles that are under their original manufacturer’s warranty. The law covers defects that occur within a certain time frame or mileage, typically within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of ownership.

Does California’s Lemon Law cover RVs?

Yes, California’s Lemon Law does cover RVs. RVs are vehicles under the law, and as such, they are subject to the same protections as cars. If an RV has a defect that impairs its use, value or safety, and the manufacturer is unable to repair it after a reasonable number of attempts, the consumer may receive a refund or replacement.

How does the Lemon Law process work for RVs?

If consumers believe their RV is a lemon, they should first contact the manufacturer to report the problem and request repairs. The manufacturer must make a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect. If the defect persists after a reasonable number of attempts, the consumer can file a claim under the Lemon Law.

Manufacturers are responsible for reimbursing customers for defective RVs. However, the exact remedy will depend on the specific circumstances of the case, so it is important to document all repairs and communications with the manufacturer.