How Do I Know If I Have A Lemon Law Case?
Lemon laws were put into place to protect consumers from defective and sub-par new vehicles and to provide protection for used vehicles under warranty. If you think you have a “lemon” on your hands, you have nothing to lose by taking action. We offer a free case evaluation and the manufacturer pays our fess if we win your case!
A strong California lemon law case typically meets these requirements:
- The car is still under warranty (generally, cars manufactured in the last five years)
- There is a problem that significantly hinders the use, safety or value of the vehicle
- The problem is not fixed even after at least four attempts have been made to repair the vehicle (unless the issue is life-threatening, in which case only two attempts are deemed “reasonable”)
- The car has been unusable by reason of repairs for at least 30 days consecutive
California’s lemon law statute provides consumers with some of the broadest protections available. In valid cases, manufacturers are required to promptly either replace the vehicle or refund the cost of the purchase back to the consumer. If your car meets these general requirements and you’re struggling with the manufacturer, you may have a viable lemon law case. Visit our Lemon Law Basics page to learn more.
I had received many notices from many different lemon law firms saying I may own a lemon but I never thought much of it and most of them ended up in the trash. I really thought nobody ever wins those things so why bother. After having ongoing problems with my Ford Fiesta and doing a lot of research online about the transmission issue, I decided I might as well give it a shot and see what Lemon Law Partners thought. I did in fact have a case and decided to proceed. I was told from the start that my case could take longer because I started later than usual so I knew it may be a long process, I was never promised a quick outcome but was told they would do what they could to resolve things as soon as possible, that’s just so much more honest. They were always very responsive when I would check in on the status of my case and any questions that I had were always answered in a timely manner. In the end I did get a settlement that I was satisfied with. I’m glad I went with Lemon Law Partners and I am very happy with the outcome but hope I never have to use them again since hopefully I won’t ever be driving another lemon.
– Jessica (Google)