DODGE LEMON LAW

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, GET A LAWYER

No matter where you are in California, we can help you get paid for your “lemon.”

Is Your Car a Lemon?
When Life Gives You Lemons, Get a Lawyer

No matter where you are in California, we can help you get properly compensated for your “lemon.”

Sick and tired of spending time at the shop trying to get your new or used Dodge repaired? Have you wasted time and money and the car still has the same problem(s)? California’s Lemon Law covers Dodge vehicles and could be the path to either getting your money back or receiving a new vehicle!

In 1970, California enacted the Lemon Law to provide drivers with relief from persistent problems with their vehicles. What does the Lemon Law do? The simple answer: if you purchased or leased a new or used vehicle in California that is under a warranty and has had an ongoing problem or problems that a dealer has unsuccessfully attempted to fix over multiple repair visits, you may qualify for compensation. The California Lemon Law applies to cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, some business-owned vehicles, and boats. It applies to purchased or leased new vehicles. It also pertains to used vehicles that are certified pre-owned and/or still under a manufacturer’s warranty.

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Does My Dodge Qualify as a Lemon?

There is no single or easy answer. The Lemon Law requires both a substantial defect and either that the vehicle is not repaired after multiple attempts to get it fixed or it has been at the dealership for many days cumulatively. Substantial defects impair the vehicle’s “use, value, and/or safety.”


  • A defect that affects a vehicle’s use is one that prevents you from driving the vehicle as it was intended to be driven.
  • A vehicle’s value is diminished when the defect means the vehicle won’t sell for the price it normally would bring – if the defect weren’t there.
  • Safety defects are defects that put the driver, passengers, and other drivers in danger.

The problem does not have to be safety related to qualify. If your Dodge has been ‘in the shop’ repeatedly and still has the same issue, it may be a lemon. If a defect involves a safety issue, such as faulty airbags, it may only require two repair attempts. If your Dodge has been in ‘the shop’ for more than thirty days, cumulative, regardless of the defect(s), it may also qualify as a lemon. Some examples of problems that could be considered substantial involve:


  • Brakes
  • Engines
  • Steering
  • Electrical systems
  • Suspension
  • Air conditioning/heating systems
  • Windows
  • Transmissions
  • Doors
  • Back up cameras
  • Water leaks

It is important to remember that your Dodge does not have to be brand new or have incredibly low mileage to be protected. Even if your Dodge has over 50,000 miles on it, if you took it in for repair while it was still under warranty it could still potentially be considered a lemon.

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About Dodge

Dodge is a division of Stellantis, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dodge vehicles have historically included performance cars, and for much of its existence Dodge was Chrysler’s mid-priced brand above Plymouth. Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies to Detroit-based automakers like Ford. They began building complete automobiles under the “Dodge Brothers” brand in 1914., predating the founding of Chrysler Corporation.

Common Dodge Vehicle Defects

Even though Dodge has been producing vehicles for decades, there is still a possibility of a defect. Manufacturing mistakes, disruptions in the system, or design issues, can cause an Dodge lemon car to end up being driven off the lot. There are numerous possible defects that could cause an Dodge to be a lemon. Some of the latest defects that Dodge drivers have experienced with their vehicles include:


  • Electrical System
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Issues
  • Air Bag
  • Engine
  • Exterior Lights
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FAQs

The California Lemon Law Buyback for Dodge vehicles is a program that allows consumers to receive compensation for a vehicle that is found to be a lemon. The compensation can include a refund of the purchase price, a replacement vehicle, or cash compensation.

Under the California Lemon Law for Dodge vehicles, a vehicle is considered a lemon if it has a substantial defect that impairs its use, value, or safety and the defect cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts.

Under the California Lemon Law for Dodge vehicles, a vehicle may be considered a lemon if it has been taken in for repairs four or more times for the same issue, or if it has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 days or more.  If it is a newer vehicle and has a life-threatening problem, fewer repair attempts may be required.

While it is not required to hire a lawyer to pursue a Lemon Law Buyback for your Dodge vehicle in California, it is recommended to consult with a lemon law attorney to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available.

The deadline for making a Lemon Law Buyback claim on your Dodge vehicle in California runs with the warranties on your vehicle.  You may even be able to submit a claim after the warranties expire if you have given the manufacturer attempts to repair your vehicle before the warranties expired.

To pursue a Lemon Law Buyback claim for your Dodge vehicle in California, you will need to provide documentation of the repairs made to your vehicle, including repair orders, invoices, and receipts.

Through a Lemon Law Buyback for your Dodge vehicle in California, you may be eligible for a refund of the purchase price, a replacement vehicle, or cash compensation.

Yes, you may still pursue a Lemon Law Buyback claim for your Dodge vehicle in California even if the warranty has expired, as long as the issue occurred while the vehicle was still under lemon law warranty and you took it into a dealership for repair.

The Lemon Law Buyback process for your Dodge vehicle in California can take several months, depending on the complexity of your case and the cooperation of the manufacturer.

Yes, if you pursue a Lemon Law Buyback claim for your Dodge vehicle in California, you will need to return the vehicle to the manufacturer or their authorized representative.

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, GET A LAWYER.

Is your car a lemon?

No matter where you are in California, we can help you get properly compensated for your “lemon”.

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About California Lemon Car Lawyer "Liz" Gayle

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 the most sought after Lemon Law Lawyers in California. 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 very exotic and expensive import autos or recreational vehicles. To learn more about lemon law attorney Liz Gayle, click here

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Other lawyers may ask you to pay a retainer fee or tell you that they work on a contingency fee. Conversely, with Gayle Law Group, PC, the manufacturer pays your legal fees if your case is resolved. And if your case is not resolved, you are NOT responsible for any legal fees. So let California lemon car lawyer Liz Gayle fight for you!


If you have had several repair attempts and are still having issues with your Dodge, there is no reason to suffer the stress any longer. Keep documentation of all repairs done – or attempted – to your Dodge as well as every call and appointment you made. If you think your Dodge may be a lemon, contact the Gayle Law Group, PC today for a FREE consultation. You will be treated with respect and your case will be taken seriously, no matter what the issue.

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