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What is the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act?

For California residents like you, a car is one of the biggest purchases you will make. For many, it is the second biggest buy outside of your home. You take time and effort combing through car sites and going to dealerships to find the one that is right for you. So what do you do if yours turns out to be a lemon?

Lemon laws exist in every state. It works to protect consumers like you from this terrible scenario. When you spend so much money on a car, it is only right that you get a working product that lives up to its name.

The purpose of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act

The Arbitration Certification Program discusses aspects of lemon law in California. One of these things is an act known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. What is it? This act came into play in California in 1970. In its original form, it required manufacturers to replace or repurchase faulty products. They must have attempted to repair the products first. But they failed after a "reasonable number" of attempts. You should note that this act commonly ties into lemon law cases. But it covers many consumer interactions and not only those for vehicles.

2007 amendment

The act was later amended in 2007. This addendum took armed forces into consideration. It applies to members of the armed forces who are residents of, or stationed in, California. As an armed forces member, you can exercise your rights under this act. It applies no matter where you registered or purchased your car. This allows you to enjoy the same level of protection from lemons as non-military members.

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