Ford Lemon Law Buyback
Lemon Laws are designed to protect people who have purchased cars 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 consumers. 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.
In order for your Ford vehicle to qualify as a lemon under the California Lemon Law, the issues you are facing with your Ford must be considered substantial. This means that the problems must substantially impact the use, value, or safety of your Ford 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 give you Lemon Law rights involve:
- Electrical systems
- Air conditioning/heating systems
- Back up cameras
- Water leaks
There are several possible scenarios that qualify your Ford car 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 Ford, 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 Ford 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. A Ford vehicle that needs to be constantly repaired for different issues can often qualify under the Lemon Law.
Ford Motor Company is an American vehicle manufacturer based out of Dearborn Michigan. Ford Motor Company is home to both Ford vehicles and Lincoln vehicles. Ford has been a leader in automotive technology for over 120 years – since Henry Ford built his first car in Detroit in 1896.
Ford is a global company who employs over 175,000 people worldwide. They currently produce about 38 different models including commercial and performance vehicles. The most popular models include their F-Series trucks, the Focus, the Escape, the Mustang, and the Explorer. Ford is currently the highest-selling car brand in the United States.
Common Ford Vehicle Defects
Even though Ford has been manufacturing cars for well over 100 years, there is still the possibility that the car that you purchase or lease is a defective vehicle. Manufacturing mistakes or design issues can cause a Ford lemon car to end up in someone’s possession. There are numerous possible defects that could cause a Ford car to be considered a lemon.
Some of the common defects that people have complained about with regard to their Ford vehicles include:
- Major oil leaks
- Power steering issues
- A/C and Ventilation issues
- Faulty spark plugs
- Doors coming off
- Serious engine issues
- Exhaust leaks
- Faulty gearshifts
Ford cars are generally known to be reliable with high safety ratings, but they still have had to issue numerous recalls over the years for safety-related and other reasons. Some of the recent recalls Ford has had to issue for some of their vehicles include:
- Faulty rearview cameras
- Leaking brake fluid that could result in brake failure
- Sparks that could lead to fires
- Takata airbags could explode
- Improperly secured wiring harness could lead to a potential fire
Contact An Experienced Lemon Law Attorney Right Away
If you have had several repair attempts and are still having issues with your Ford vehicle, there is no reason to suffer any longer. Make sure to keep all documentation of the repairs done to your Ford vehicle as well as notes concerning all of 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
In some situations, if your Ford 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 full amount that you are entitled to from Ford.
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 Ford lemon.
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.