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What is covered by the California lemon law?

Lemon laws across the country protect consumers who purchase a vehicle that has a flaw or defect that the manufacturer or dealer cannot repair. Each state's laws are different but generally cover new vehicles purchased within the state. The California lemon law covers new vehicles, including motor homes and commercial vehicles, but not motorcycles or off-road vehicles. In some cases, the law may cover a used car that is still under a manufacturer's warranty.

Problems with their vehicles do not prevent retailer sales

Buying a vehicle is not a small step. Often, there are a number of considerations when making such a significant purchase, including which dealership to buy from. Even if one retailer seems reputable, California residents could still run into problems with their vehicles.

Vehicle wear occurring early or often can cause serious problems

All vehicles experience issues at some point. In many cases, the problems could be fixed with routine maintenance, such as getting new brake pads, but some California vehicle owners may feel that their vehicles are showing problems too soon or too often. Unfortunately, early or often wear could point to serious problems.

Is purchasing buyback vehicles wise for California drivers?

In some cases, vehicle manufacturers may buy back vehicles that owners did not find satisfactory for various reasons. Some California residents may consider purchasing a buyback vehicle because it could look like a better deal. Unfortunately, some buyback vehicles can continue to pose problems even to new owners.

Problem vehicles can cause buyer's remorse

Buying a vehicle is not only a significant investment upfront, but it is also an endeavor that can require additional funds in order to maintain the vehicle. In a best-case scenario, California drivers will purchase vehicles that last them years without any serious problems. Unfortunately, some people could end up with problem vehicles that have them regretting their purchases.

Can I get a refund under California lemon law?

Whether buying a TV, piece of furniture or motor vehicle, you should be able to expect that your purchase will perform as advertised. This means that it should be free from continuous defects that make the cost of repairing and maintaining your purchased product a burden. When it comes to motor vehicles that are lemons, California lemon law gives you a few different options for recourse.

Questions a Los Angeles lawyer will ask about a lemon law claim

Buying a vehicle is a tricky prospect for anyone. Even new vehicles can have unanticipated problems. Los Angeles residents who believe they were sold a lemon at one of the area's car dealerships may want to do some research to find out.

What happens to California lemon vehicles?

Purchasing a vehicle is a big enough risk without worrying about possible defects or potential recalls. In many cases, a reputable California dealer may not know if a vehicle has a defect but will promptly address the situation when a problem arises for the consumer. However, an unscrupulous dealer may take advantage of the situation to sell a repurchased lemon to an unsuspecting car buyer.

Vehicle recalls could expose lemons

It is not unusual for California residents to want to buy new products as opposed to used ones in certain situations. When it comes to buying a car, numerous individuals prefer new vehicles because they believe that buying new lessens the likelihood of buying lemons. However, that is not necessarily true, and many people may realize that when their vehicles become the subject of a recall.

California lemon laws help protect consumers when buying vehicles

Buying a new car is often an exciting experience for most people. They may have dream vehicles in mind that they have always wanted to purchase, or they may be happy to buy a more suitable vehicle due to having a growing family. Whatever the case, buyers want their vehicles to be reliable, and California lemon laws help to ensure that reliability.

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