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Do I need an Attorney for my LEMON LAW case? 

It has been our experience almost all consumers who utilize the free services of one of our highly experienced California Lemon Law Attorneys receive a more favorable settlement than consumers who chose represent themselves. 

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Fortunately, as a resident of the State of California you don't have to fight this battle on your own.  In California, the Lemon Law requires the manufacturer to pay attorney fees for the consumer.

California consumers should always speak with a qualified Lemon Law Attorney before proceeding with their Lemon Law case because the law can be very technical and the dealerships often use these technicalities to confuse and misdirect the consumer. 

When the dealership says you don't have a case under the California Lemon Law... fight back with the help one of our highly experienced California Lemon Law Attorneys - Call 888-80-LEMON TODAY!

Because there is so much misinformation concerning a consumer's rights under the California Lemon Law, you should obtain a consultation with a qualified attorney before proceeding with your Lemon Law case.

But The Manufacturer and Car Dealership Keep Telling Me I Do Not Qualify Under the Lemon Law...

This is a common problem for consumers.  Some manufacturers and car dealers will try to discourage consumers from pursuing their legal rights by telling the consumer the following:

"I'm sorry, but you do not qualify under the California Lemon Law because your car was not in the shop 4 times prior to 18-months/18,000 miles..."

"Unfortunately, you do not qualify for a refund under the Lemon Law because the problem with your car is not substantial enough..."

"You do not qualify for a refund under the Lemon Law because you did not go through the manufacturer's arbitration program..."

"The California Lemon Law is not available to you because we figured out a new way to repair the defect in your vehicle and you need to give us one more chance to try to correct the problem before you contact a Lemon Law Attorney..."

In many cases, I am amazed at the things told consumers by the dealerships and manufacturers.  I like to tell consumers they should never take legal advice from a car dealer or manufacturer.   If you have questions about your car or whether or not you qualify for a refund under the Lemon Law, just ask one of our experienced Lemon Law Attorneys.  Based on our experience in dealing with these cases on a daily basis, we can answer any questions you may have about your Lemon Law case.

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We are more than happy to share our knowledge and experience so you can make an informed decision whether or not to pursue a case under the California Lemon Law.  We will analyze your documents and evaluate your lemon law case free of charge.

Missing Dealership Repair Invoices?

If you are missing any Repair Invoices you should go to your dealership and ask for a "Duplicate Copy" of each missing Repair Invoice.  This request should be made in person as requests made over the telephone often go unfulfilled.

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What is a "Lemon" vehicle under the California Lemon Law?

The California Lemon Law gives California consumers the ability to get a refund for their defective cars and trucks.  The California Lemon Law covers new and used vehicles sold or leased in California.  Vehicles purchased outside of California by active duty military stationed in California are also covered by the California Lemon Law.

To qualify for a refund under the California Lemon Law, the defective car must first undergo multiple repair attempts by the dealership under the manufacturer's bumper-to-bumper warranty.  Under the Lemon Law a consumer can ask for a refund, new replacement vehicle, or cash compensation.

What are the requirements for a refund or new replacement vehicle under the California Lemon Law?

 A car is a Lemon if it has a substantial defect and the use, value or safety of the car is substantially impaired.  If the car has been repaired 3 or more times for the same defect within the manufacturer's bumper-to-bumper warranty period and the defect was never fixed to your satisfaction, it may qualify as a "LEMON" and you can get a refund, including tax, dmv fees, and loan interest.

Examples of Lemon Law defects:

Almost any defect in a vehicle can be a basis for obtaining a refund under the Lemon Law.  We have handled numerous Lemon Law cases involving vehicles with defects in the following categories:

Check Engine Light

Engine Defects

Fuel Injection and Fuel System Defects

Turbo Charger Defects

Transmission Defects

Suspension Defects

Steering System Defects

Alignment and Unusual Tire Wear

Electrical System Defects

Braking System Defects

Power Window Defects

Sunroof Defects

Defects Causing Unusual Vibrations, Rattles and Noises

Steering Wheel Pulsation

Brake Pedal Pulsation

Defect Air Bag

Defective Seat Belts

If your Car, Truck, SUV, Boat, RV, Motorcycle, or Travel Trailer has been to the shop for warranty repairs, you should speak with an experienced Lemon Law Attorney to find out if you qualify under the Lemon Law.

You may be entitled to a FULL REFUND or NEW REPLACEMENT VEHICLE.  For a free evaluation of your case, call 888-80-LEMON to speak to one of our highly experienced California Lemon Law Attorneys.  In most situations, we can tell you within just a few minutes if you qualify for a refund or replacement.

What am I entitled to under the California Lemon Law?

A Lemon Law refund includes the down payment, monthly payments, and payoff of the vehicle loan if financed.  It also includes reimbursement of sales tax paid by the consumer, interest (finance) charges, repairs to the vehicle, and rental car costs associated with warranty repair attempts.  The California Lemon Law also includes payment (by the manufacturer) of the consumers attorney's fees!

Those all important Repair Invoices:

Each time you take your car to the dealership for warranty repairs they SHOULD give you a document called a Repair Order, which describes the problem(s) you are asking them to repair.  Consumers should always read the document prior to signing it because sometimes dealerships leave out important information, such as your description of the defect you are experiencing with your car, the correct date, and the correct odometer reading of your vehicle.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking the Service Adviser to rewrite the Repair Invoice if it leaves out any of your complaints or contains a different description of your complaint. 

When the repair attempt is complete the dealership SHOULD give you another document known as a Repair Invoice.  This document includes everything on the Repair Order, but it also includes details about what the dealership did in their attempts to repair your vehicle under the manufacturer's warranty.  The Repair Invoices for your vehicle will be very important if you have to pursue a remedy under the California Lemon Law.  As soon as the Service Adviser or Cashier hands you the Repair Invoice, immediately read it to make sure nothing is left out, especially the "date-in" and "date-out" as well as a description of what the dealership did in their efforts to repair your vehicle.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking the Service Adviser to rewrite the Repair Invoice if it leaves out a description of the work performed to your vehicle.  The Repair Invoice should also list any parts which were repaired or replaced. NEVER LEAVE THE DEALERSHIP WITHOUT A REPAIR INVOICE!

What if the dealership writes "Unable to Duplicate" on my Repair Invoice?

Some vehicle defects are intermittent or difficult to demonstrate at the dealership and Service Advisers write one or more of the following phrases on your Repair Invoice:  "Unable to Duplicate" or "Operating as Designed" or "No Problem Found."  While is likely to be a frustrating event, don't despair.  Over the years our firm has developed several strategies designed to help with this situation.  If your Repair Invoices include one or more of these notations, call 888-80-LEMON to speak to one of our highly experienced California Lemon Law Attorneys and we will assist you in dealing with this difficult situation.

Representing California Consumers with their Defective Lemon Vehicles Since 1994!