What is the original manufacturer’s warranty?
Warranty is a slip that a manufacturer issues to the consumer and says that the vehicle is not made perfect. Not every vehicle is free of any defect, so the manufacturer issues a slip that promises to repair the defect. This warranty is for a specific time, and under warranty, a manufacturer has to fix all the vehicle issues. The warranty period may vary as some manufacturers offer longer warranty duration. The warranty period may vary from one month to 10 years. It is very important to read the terms and conditions of the warranty that comes with the vehicle.
What do you mean by California Lemon Law?
California lemon laws are enacted by federal and state to protect consumers who have purchased a defective vehicle. This law provides protection to the consumer when the manufacturer refuses to repair the defect of the vehicle. This law also protects consumers when manufacturers cannot repair the defect after a reasonable number of repair attempts. If the defect can cause death or serious bodily injury, the manufacturer will replace or repurchase the vehicle under California lemon law.
What benefits will I get if I qualify under the lemon law?
If your vehicle qualifies for lemon law, you will get a replacement or repurchase of the vehicle. It will include registration fees, monthly payment, down payment, taxes, and other expenses like attorney fees and costs. However, you have to pay the usage fee per miles up to when vehicle was taken for repair for the first time.
Explain the Lemon Law Buyback.
When your vehicle has a problem and the manufacturer is unable to repair the defect after a reasonable number of repair attempts, the manufacturer will repurchase your vehicle. This is called lemon law buyback. The manufacturer pays all the money that you have spent on your vehicle. It will include down payment, monthly payment, and registration fees. However, the manufacturer will deduct the money of usage fee. The usage fee is value for the time when you drove your vehicle without any defect. Moreover, if your vehicle is leased, the remaining loan payment will be fully paid by the manufacturer.
What is vehicle replacement?
When there is a defect in your vehicle and the manufacturer cannot repair the defect, he will replace your lemon vehicle with a similar vehicle. The model of the vehicle will be the current year model. If you have leased the vehicle, your current loan amount will remain the same as the original one. The duration of the loan will also remain the same. However, you have to pay the usage fees of your vehicle.
Does Lemon Law is applicable for used cars or vehicles?
Yes, California Lemon Law protects the owners of used cars also, but the used car must have the original manufacturer warranty. Those vehicles which sold with the original manufacturer warranty come under the lemon law and enjoy the same benefits. If your used car has an original manufacturer warranty, your vehicle qualifies for lemon law.
Does a leased vehicle qualify for Lemon Law?
Yes, a leased vehicle also qualifies for lemon law. But a leased vehicle must contain a manufacturer’s warranty to get protection under California lemon law.
Can I claim Lemon Law if my vehicle’s warranty is expired?
It depends on the situation. If the first defect in your vehicle appears during the warranty period, then the vehicle will qualify for lemon law. You may claim to replace or repurchase your lemon. You can further get information about this matter from an expert lemon law attorney.
What is Lemon Law Presumption?
According to the general rule, you may file a lemon law claim if within the first 18 months or 18000 miles of possession:
- You have taken your vehicle to the manufacturer four or more times to fix the same defect.
- You have taken your vehicle to the manufacturer two or more times to repair the serious defects that may cause death or bodily injury.
- Your vehicle is with the manufacturer for a total of 30 days to repair the defects.
If you meet any of the above requirements in California, your vehicle will consider lemon, and you will get a refund or replacement vehicle.
What should I do if the defect in my vehicle appears after 18000 miles or 18 months?
If the defect in your vehicle appears after 18,000 miles or 18 months, you can still file a lemon law claim. If you have an original manufacturer warranty, you can file a lemon law claim even after 18000 miles or 18 months. You have a right to file a lemon law claim as well as the first repair attempt during the warranty period.
Apart from the car, which other vehicles qualify under California lemon law?
These vehicles qualify under California lemon laws.
- Motor homes
All these vehicles have lemon law protection. But there is one condition for these vehicles to qualify under lemon law. They must be purchased or leased for personal, household or family use.
What is the duration to claim lemon law?
The duration for lemon law claims varies from vehicle to vehicle. Every lemon vehicle case is different in terms of facts and circumstances. However, the average duration to resolve cases is 90 days, but some cases may take a longer time. If you want to file a strong lemon law claim, you must contact a professional and experienced lemon law attorney. The attorney will guide you in your case.
How much fees I have to pay to hire a lemon law attorney?
There are no fees to hire a lemon law attorney. According to the California lemon law, if you win the case, the manufacturer will pay the costs and attorney fees. Both federal and state lemon law supports consumer in this matter.
How will I know that my vehicle qualifies under the lemon law?
There is no answer to this question. To know whether your vehicle qualifies lemon law, you must seek a lemon law expert advice. The lemon law expert conducts a free case evaluation and tells you about your vehicle. You can call a lemon law expert today to get free case evaluation and further guidance about the process.
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