Vehicle owners in California and elsewhere often face many frustrations when dealing with a breakdown or other defect. They are fortunate when the mechanic quickly finds the trouble and repairs the problem effectively. However, when a new vehicle breaks down and the dealer's mechanic cannot repair the problem, car owners may have to begin the lemon law claims process.
November 2018 Archives
Purchasing an RV or camper is not something you do on an impulse. You may have spent years planning and saving until you were ready to shop for the perfect RV. It had to be safe, reliable and comfortable enough to live in, especially if you planned to RV full time or to spend entire seasons in your new recreational vehicle. If traveling across California or even seeing the country was your plan, you never thought you would end up with a lemon for an RV.
One of the costliest purchases a consumer makes is buying a new vehicle. Many in California have gone through the frustration and uncertainty of owning a used car, often dealing with expensive repairs while still paying on a car loan. To avoid this, they study their options and purchase a new vehicle, assuming it will be reliable. Unfortunately, some find themselves facing lemon law issues nonetheless.
Car repairs are not cheap. Even if a new vehicle is under warranty, repairs can still cost a car owner who has to take time from work and family or find alternate transportation while the car is in the shop. A new car that requires multiple repairs can quickly become a frustration an owner does not want to deal with. In fact, in such cases, the car repairs may fall under California lemon laws.
We see recalls frequently on the news. Large car companies such as Ford or Honda have recalled certain vehicles due to significant manufacture errors or defects. Usually, they send out a recall notice, and you bring in your car for repair.