Think you have a lemon car? Doing an internet search for what to do next can yield hundreds of results. The process can be overwhelming. In this blog, we can save you the time and stress of browsing through those links by providing several helpful California Lemon Law pro tips and facts:

  • You must have repeat repairs that are covered under the dealer or manufacturer’s warranty in order to pursue a claim under the California Lemon Law.
  • Keep detailed records of every repair done to your car. Every time you go to the dealership for repairs, do not leave without the work order when you drop the car off. And be sure to get a copy of the final repair record when you pick up the car. Not only are you entitled to this paperwork, but it is also critical to any lemon law case. If it goes to court, you are required to show that the manufacturer had plenty of chances to fix your car but was unable to. Paperwork is your proof.
  • Under the California Lemon Law, the manufacturer or authorized dealer is required to replace the vehicle or to return the purchase price if the motor vehicle does not meet the terms of the written expressed warranty, even after a number of reasonable repairs.
  • If a problem starts during the warranty period and the dealer cannot fix it, you may still be able to seek relief under lemon laws.
  • If you want to make a lemon law claim, there are specific deadlines to meet so it is best to act as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can work with you to determine the deadline and next steps.

Dealing with a defective car is stressful. So is understanding your consumer rights, next steps, and how to get a fair resolution. Contacting a California Lemon Law professional for guidance may be your best next move if you think you have a lemon car.

Think you have a claim? Get a free, no-obligation case evaluation from Sotera L. Anderson, California Lemon Law Attorney, here or call  1-855-96-LEMON, or (858) 247-0050.