FCA Lemon Law

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Lemon Law Buyback Attorneys

Sick and tired of spending time at the shop trying to get your new or used Fiat Chrysler Automobile(FCA)repaired? Have you wasted time and money and the car still has the same problem(s)?

California’s Lemon Law covers FCA vehicles and could be the path to either getting your money back or receiving a new vehicle!

What is the Lemon Law?

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.

Does My FCA Vehicle 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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles 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 FCA 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 in a FCA vehicle that could be considered substantial are problems involving:

  • 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 FCA does not have to be brand new or have incredibly low mileage to be protected.

Even if your FCA 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.

About Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, generally referred to as FCA, is an Italian/American multinational vehicle manufacturer with corporate headquarters in Amsterdam and financial headquarters in London. FCA houses 14 different motor vehicle brands, the most popular being: Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, and Maserati. FCA was created when Fiat and Chrysler groups combined in 2009.

FCA vehicles are sold worldwide, with the majority of their sales being in the United States. They currently employ a little under 200,000 people globally. The most popular models include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Dodge Charger, the Chrysler 300, and their Ram trucks. FCA is currently the eighth largest car manufacturer in the world.

Common Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Vehicle Defects

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is one of the oldest car makers in the world. That, of course, does not mean they produce vehicles without defects. Every car manufacturer does. Manufacturing mistakes, a problem with a supplier’s product, design issues, a robot off by millimeters, a plant-wide problem, all can make a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles a lemon.

Some of the common defects that people have complained about regarding Fiat Chrysler Automobiles include:

  • Transmission problems
  • Airbag issues
  • Fuel tank overflow
  • HVAC system issues
  • Fuel gauge issues
  • Insufficient power
  • Gasket leaks
  • Loud clunking noises from the engines
  • Sputtering
  • Stalling

other reasons. Some of the recent recalls FCA has had to issue for some of their vehicles include:

  • Incorrect programming in automatic transmissions could cause them to slow down abruptly
  • A faulty part in the powertrain system can cause stalling
  • Faulty wiring could cause airbag deployment
  • Tire pressure warning system might not adequately alert owners to their tires being low

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles most recent recall is for Fiat 500 vehicles. The Shifter Shaft may have been improperly manufactured with a through hole for the set screw rather than a blind hole, which may lead to the breakage of the Shifter Shaft.

FCA cars are known to have relatively high safety ratings, but they have still had some challenges over the years and have had to issue numerous recalls for safety-related and other reasons.

Contact Gayle Law Group, PC

If you have had several repair attempts and are still having issues with your Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicle, there is no reason to suffer the stress any longer. Keep documentation of all repairs done – or attempted – to your FCA vehicle as well as every call and appointment you made.

If you think your FCA vehicle 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.

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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The Gayle Law Group PC is paid by the manufacturer when your case is resolved. You are never responsible for any legal fees.

FAQ

How do I get FCA group to buy my car back?

In some situations, if your FCA car is a lemon, they will offer to “buy back” your car. It is important to have a Lemon Law attorney involved in this process so that you get the amount that you are entitled to from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. 

What if an FCA dealer is offering to take my car back and give me a new car?

Dealerships often offer to get you out of your lemon car and into a new vehicle. They make you think that they are giving you what is required by the Lemon Law when in fact, they are just trying to make another profit off of you. In most cases, this will result in a significant loss to you. An experienced Lemon Car Lawyer will be able to advise you on the best way to pursue compensation for your FCA lemon.

Can a used car qualify for lemon law?
Many times, used cars are sold still under the original factory warranty from the manufacturer or with a manufacturer’s extended warranty.

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 paid 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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