California lemon law requires a manufacturer to refund your money, or replace your vehicle, if it has a defect that substantially impairs its use, value or safety and the manufacturer has not fixed the problem after a reasonable opportunity to do the repairs.
What does California’s Lemon Law cover?
The California lemon law covers new and used vehicles or watercraft and many other consumer products sold or leased while still under the manufacturer’s warranty. The Lemon Law covers:
- Cars, trucks, SUV’s, RV’s, ATVs, boats, motorcycles and snowmobiles
- Vehicles purchased or leased for personal, family or household purposes
- Most vehicles that are purchased or leased primarily for business use
- Motorhomes, including the chassis, chassis cab, and drivetrain of an RV
- Any consumer product that has not been repaired after multiple attempts
The Lemon Law does not cover:
- Vehicles that are not registered under the California vehicle code such as off-road vehicles
- Vehicles that have been substantially altered or abused
- Aftermarket parts are not covered under California lemon law
How many times do I have to bring my car in for repairs?
California lemon law applies after you have brought your car in for a “reasonable number” of repair attempts. There is no specific number of repairs for requiring a buyback and each case is different. We can quickly evaluate your repair history and advise you of your chances of success if you call or email us and send your repair orders for a FREE EVALUATION today. We have a 99% success rate in getting our clients’ money back – FAST!
How much will a lemon law case cost you? Who will pay for my lemon law attorney?
California lemon law provides that your lemon law attorney’s fees must be paid by the manufacturer. This includes court and case costs in preparing your lemon law case.
How long will it take?
Most of our clients’ cases are resolved and are settled within a 30 to 60 days. Of course, there’s no guarantee since each case is different. But as experienced lemon law attorneys, we have a long track record of getting our clients’ money back FAST!
What is a Lemon Law Presumption?
California lemon law also has a legal presumption that helps you get your money back if all the following are true:
- The defect causing the problems with your car is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty
- The defect first occurred within 18 months of delivery, or within 18,000 miles, whichever comes first
- The defect substantially reduces the use, value or safety of your car
- And, if any ONE of the following is true:
- You’ve taken your car in for repairs 4 or more times for the same defect and it has still not been repaired
- You’ve taken your car in for repairs 2 or more times for a defect that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury and it has still not been repaired
- Your car has been in the repair shop for more than 30 days cumulatively (not necessarily all in one visit) for repairs for any defect covered by the manufacturer’s warranty
If your motor vehicle meets these three criteria California lemon law will apply a (rebuttable) presumption that a “reasonable number of repair attempts” were made by you and entitle you to a full refund or a replacement car.
Get Started Today
You can help us speed up the review of your case by gathering the following documentation for your FREE EVALUTAION by an experienced lemon law attorney:
- A copy of your sales or lease contract
- A copy of your repair orders and invoices for each repair visit
- A copy of your DMV registration
Email or fax us your documents today and we will review them and contact you within 24 hours to discuss your lemon law case. If we accept your case, we will send you a written attorney client agreement detailing our legal services and confirming that attorney’s fees are paid by the manufacturer.