California Lemon Law?
A body of consumer protection laws in the state of California. This legislation was given its nickname because people have come to refer to troublesome vehicles as "lemons."
The California Lemon Law applies to cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, some business-owned vehicles, and boats. For the most part, the car must be under warranty. (The vehicle might qualify out of warranty if it had an ongoing problem that required it to be in the shop several times before the warranty expiration).
It applies to purchased or leased new vehicles. It also pertains to used cars certified pre-owned and still under a manufacturer's warranty.
What Does Qualify As A Lemon Car?
New or used vehicles sold or leased with a manufacturer's written warranty that haven't been repaired within a reasonable number of repair attempts.
Have You Made Reasonable Attempts At Repair?
The type of defect can affect what "reasonable attempts" means. For example, a brake problem may be considered reasonable with fewer repair attempts than a defect that doesn't affect the vehicle's safety. Another way of proving a good number of repair attempts is by looking at the number of days the car has been in the shop.
Does Your Car Have Substantial Impairments?
A "substantial impairment" is a problem covered by the warranty that impairs the car's use, value, or safety.
Getting A Refund or A Replacement Car
New or used vehicles sold or leased with a manufacturer's written warranty to buy back or replace a car that hasn't been repaired within a reasonable number of repair attempts. If you qualify under the Lemon Law, you can get your vehicle repurchased or replaced.
How It Works
Suppose your vehicle is still broken after giving the manufacturer a reasonable number of repair attempts under the manufacturer's warranty. In that case, a "lemon" may entitle you to a refund or replacement vehicle. However, if your consumer good is not a vehicle, you may be entitled to receive cash compensation under the lemon law for the diminished value of your consumer good.
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Liz Gayle is considered a top California Lemon Car Lawyer. For more than 20 years, she has been helping consumers get their lemon cars in California bought back by manufacturers. Also, as a former counsel to a major auto manufacturer and highly experienced California lemon law attorney, Ms. Gayle has extensive knowledge of California’s Lemon Law.
As a result, Liz Gayle is one of California's most sought-after Lemon Law Lawyers. A client-focused lawyer, Ms. Gayle has successfully handled cases for many clients – both owners of cars and those leasing vehicles. Additionally, Ms. Gayle works directly with consumers to dispute cases with auto manufacturers and dealerships concerning vehicles ranging from moderately priced domestic models to exotic and expensive imported autos or recreational vehicles. To learn more about lemon law attorney Liz Gayle, click here.
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