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FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Lemon Law Buyback

Sick and tired of spending time at the shop trying to get your FCA vehicle repaired? Do you feel like you have wasted more than enough time and money? California’s Lemon Law covers Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles, and it could be a way to either get your money back or get yourself into a new vehicle!


What is the Lemon Law?

Lemon Laws are designed to protect people who have purchased vehicles that do not meet safety or other performance standards. Many Californians are either unaware that California has a Lemon Law or, for a variety of reasons, falsely believe that it doesn’t provide them with any rights as a consumer. California actually has a very consumer-friendly Lemon Law that protects both buyers and lessees of new and used vehicles. The law applies to cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motor homes, and registered motorcycles.


Does My FCA Vehicle Qualify As A Lemon?

In order for your FCA vehicle to qualify as a lemon under the California Lemon Law, the issues you are facing with your FCA vehicle must be considered substantial. This means that the problems must substantially impact the use, value, or safety of your FCA vehicle. A common misconception is that in order for a vehicle to qualify as a lemon, the problems must impact the safety of the vehicle. This is not true. Some examples of problems 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

There are several possible scenarios that qualify your FCA car or other vehicle for monetary recovery or vehicle replacement under the California Lemon Law. It is important to remember that your vehicle does not have to be brand new, or have incredibly low mileage in order to be protected. Even if you have over 50,000 miles on your FCA vehicle, if you took it in for repair while it was still under warranty it could still potentially be considered a lemon. Technically, even if it is no longer under warranty there is still a possibility of qualifying if there is an ongoing problem that required it to be in the shop several times prior to the expiration of the warranty.

Additionally, your FCA vehicle could qualify as a lemon if it has been in the shop for an excessive number of days since you took possession of the car – even if all of the repairs have been for separate issues. An FCA vehicle that needs to be constantly repaired for different issues can often qualify as one that is substantially impaired under the Lemon Law.


About FCA Group

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 FCA Vehicle Defects

Even though FCA has a long history of manufacturing vehicles, there is still the possibility of defects. Manufacturing mistakes or design issues can cause an FCA lemon car to end up in someone’s possession. There are numerous possible defects that could cause an FCA car to be a lemon.

Some of the common defects that people have complained about with regard to their FCA cars include:

  • Engine issues (such as failures)
  • Problems with steering
  • Defective wiring
  • Transmission problems
  • Shifting problems
  • Brake failure

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. 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


Contact An Experienced Lemon Law Attorney Right Away

If you have had several repair attempts and are still having issues with your FCA vehicle, there is no reason to suffer any longer. Make sure to keep all documentation of the repairs done to your FCA vehicle as well as records of all the calls and appointments you have made. Then reach out to a California Lemon Law Attorney right away.

If you think you might have a lemon, an experienced California Lemon Law attorney could help you get the compensation you deserve. 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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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?

Yes. While many dealerships and manufacturers may try to convince you otherwise, used cars are covered under the lemon law so long as they were sold with a written warranty. Many times, used cars are sold still under warranty from the manufacturer with a manufacturer’s extended warranty. If this is the case then the car might qualify for lemon law.

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”.

Pay ZERO Fees. 100% Free


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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