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Answering Questions About Lemon Law

When something goes wrong with a vehicle, buyers and lessees face many different questions. Are repairs possible? If they cannot fix the issue, how will they recover?

At The Law Offices of Natan Davoodi, we understand the challenges that buyers and lessees experience when they purchase lemons. We guide clients in California and throughout the United States through the legal process, answering their questions at every step and helping them pursue a fair resolution.

What is a Lemon?

A “lemon” is a defective vehicle. These vehicles have defects that a manufacturer cannot repair after a “reasonable number” of attempts.

What vehicles does the California Lemon Law cover?

The lemon law covers new vehicles leased or purchased for personal use and used vehicles still under warranty. These include cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) as well as the portion of a motor home used to move the vehicle. The law also covers vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds purchased for use by a business that owns five or fewer motor vehicles.

To qualify under this law, the owner or lessee must have purchased or leased the vehicle at a California retail business. Vehicles may also qualify if the owner or lessee is a servicemember living or stationed in California.

When does the California Lemon Law not apply to a vehicle?

The California Lemon Law does not cover all vehicles. For example, this legislation does not address motorcycles and off-road vehicles. In addition, the law does not apply to the dwelling portions of a motor home.

Does the California Lemon Law apply to dealer-owned vehicles?

The lemon law does apply to dealer-owned vehicles and “demonstrators” at a dealership.

Is there a time limit for lemon law cases in California?

Generally, a vehicle owner in California must file a claim within four years of experiencing issues with their vehicle that the warranty covered.

What support can a lemon law claim offer?

Damages under the California Lemon Law can involve a replacement vehicle and compensation for various costs.

Could A Lemon Law Claim Help You?

To determine whether a claim under the California Lemon Law could benefit you and your household, you may want to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Call The Law Offices of Natan Davoodi at 310-558-2983 or contact us online to schedule a consultation about your case.