Helping consumers in LA and throughout Southern California

PLEASE NOTE: To protect your safety in response to threats of COVID-19, we are offering our clients the ability to meet with us via telephone or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.

We Are Lawyers4Lemons

Experienced attorneys here to help you recover costs associated with persistent automotive problems.

What steps must you take to prove your car is a lemon?

Your new vehicle should alleviate the stress your old one caused. You expected to drive off the lot and not have to worry about any mechanical problems for a very on time. However, this is not the case. Your new car has faced problem after problem. You believe it may qualify as a lemon under California's law, but the dealer tells you otherwise. Find out what qualifies a car as a lemon under the law and what must happen to have a valid claim.

The dealer must try to repair it

Your vehicle came with a manufacturer's warranty. New cars typically have at least 18 months under a warranty while certified used vehicles have under 18,000 miles. During the warranty period, the dealer must fix all issues that present themselves. When you have a car that you believe qualifies under the Lemon Law, it means the dealer has made attempts to fix the problem at least four times. If the defect is a potential danger and makes the vehicle risky to drive, the dealer only has two opportunities to repair it.

The dealer offers to buy back the car

The dealer may recognize the vehicle is faulty and makes you an offer of good faith. This may seem like a win, but to truly qualify as a buyback, the dealer must do certain things. When a vehicle qualifies for a buyback under the Lemon law, it means the dealer takes it back and either reimburses you for the purchase price, registration, taxes, etc., or the dealer takes it back and exchanges it for a new vehicle that is of equal value. Anything short of either scenario is improper handling of the law.

You may not want to deal with a claim, but if the writing is on the wall, you may have no choice.

Get In Touch

Fields marked with an * are required

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

closeClose