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A “lemon” may be defined as a new vehicle under the manufacturer’s warranty that contains defects that cannot be repaired. Under California and federal law, consumers may be able to seek compensation for damages they incurred due to purchasing a lemon if certain requirements are met.
Lemon laws can help consumers take legal action for defective SUVs, pickup trucks, passenger vehicles, vans, boats and motorhomes. Kostas Law Firm represents clients who are seeking compensation for defective vehicles under California and federal lemon laws.
What Is the California Lemon Law?
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, sometimes called the California Lemon Law, can cover many types of vehicles. In addition to passenger vehicles, California law may also cover new or leased motorcycles, boats, jet skis, ATVs and side-by-sides.
Vehicles covered by the California Lemon Law do not have to be a direct purchase. Leased vehicles may also be covered by the law, given that other necessary requirements are met. Used vehicles may also be covered by the law.
We Take California Lemon Law Cases
The California Lemon Law allows consumers to seek damages if certain requirements are met. The manufacturer must attempt a “reasonable” number of repairs on the vehicle. What is considered a “reasonable number of attempts” depends on the defect. For defects that can substantially affect the safety of the vehicle, dealerships may only have two attempts to fix the problem before the consumer can seek compensation for their damages. In other cases, the dealership may be allowed four attempts before the consumer can file a lemon law claim.
The defect must substantially impair the use, value and safety of the vehicle. It may also be possible to seek a replacement or refund if the vehicle in question has been in the shop for more than 30 days total. You may be able to seek compensation if the defect in question meets these requirements. Compensation under the California Lemon Law can reimburse you for rental car payments, finance charges, the down payment on the vehicle and other damages.
You should speak with an attorney if you want to determine whether your vehicle is covered under the California Lemon Law. Depending on the circumstances, there could be additional options to pursue compensation if your vehicle does not qualify as a lemon under state law. Our Lancaster lemon law attorney at Kostas Law Firm can help you look at your options.
We Take Federal Lemon Law Cases
The federal lemon law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, can also provide legal options for consumers. This is useful for consumers who may not qualify under the California Lemon Law (Civ. Code, § 1793.22). In addition, you may have options under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). While the UCC does not define a lemon, there are options that can help consumers.
It may be possible for affected consumers to obtain compensation for legal fees and other damages if under certain circumstances.
The Lemon Law Claims Process
You can reach out to an attorney at Kostas Law Firm if you are not sure whether you qualify for reimbursement under the California Lemon Law or the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Manufacturers may fight back against your claim and complicate the process involved with receiving compensation. We can help you fight back against these attempts to deny your right to compensation.
Our Lancaster lemon law attorney has experience with state and federal lemon law cases and can help you seek compensation for your vehicle. Contact us for information on filing a lemon law claim.
About Kostas Law Firm
Kostas Law Firm is based in Palmdale, California. We take lemon law cases in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas. You can reach out to our California lemon law attorney for a consultation by dialing (661) 886-0235 or by using our online case review form. We can help you determine if it would be possible to file a lemon law claim in California.