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California Lemon Law FAQ

Here at The Lemon Law Center we are prepared to help you address all of your questions and respond to your requests for more information, which includes the Frequently Asked Questions on this page, which we hope will help you get started.

This is a list of California Frequently Asked Questions our office typically receives from consumers searching for Lemon Law advice. If you have any more questions, such as Is My Car A Lemon?, or you need more Lemon Law help sorting out the rules or understanding how they actually work, please free to contact us.

The Questions, Help and Information You Need To Protect Yourself As A Consumer

Q.

Does the Lemon Law apply to purchases and leases equally?

A.
Yes, the law applies to purchased and leased cars equally.

Q.

Do I have to initiate the claim within 18 months or 18,000 miles of ownership?

A.
No. Under California's lemon law, there is no such time limit or mileage restriction with respect to the qualifications as long as your problems started while your car was under warranty, you can initiate your claim.

Q.

Does the lemon law apply to used vehicles?

A.
Yes. The law applies to used vehicles as well. As long as the used vehicle was still covered under warranty at the time of purchase/lease, you are protected under California's lemon law.

Q.

What can I expect to get back from the manufacturer?

A.
When the manufacturer repurchases your car you will obtain a refund consisting of your:
  • Down Payment (including any trade-in equity); AND
  • Monthly Payments; AND
  • Registration Payments; LESS
  • A usage offset which the manufacturer is entitled to deduct under California's lemon law based on the number of miles on your car the first time you took your car in for the recurring problems. Part of our job is to make sure that this usage offset is the lowest amount permitted by California's lemon law.
  • In addition, the manufacturer will satisfy the payoff balance on your car, which will be sent directly to the bank that is financing your purchase/lease.

 

Q.

How long will the process take?

A.
Because of our aggressive nature when dealing with the car manufacturers, and our reputation of submitting only strong, valid Lemon Law claims, we often settle 99% of our cases in as little as 30-45 days after the process has been initiated. As such, you will not have to "deal" with your lemon much longer after you retain our services.

Lemon Law Questions, Information & Help

Q.

How many times must I take my car in for repairs to qualify under the lemon law?

A.
Under the law, there must be a reasonable number of repair attempts. In general, if a problem has been subject to at least three or four repair attempts at an authorized repair facility, or has spent more than 30 days in the shop overall, this is sufficient to establish a reasonable number. Fill out our Free Evaluation Form to have one our attorneys IMMEDIATELY evaluate your case.

Q.

Must the problems I experience all be the same?

A.
Not necessarily. If you have had a wide variety of problems, and have taken your car in for repairs several times, you may still have a successful lemon law case against the manufacturer.

Q.

Do I have to go to arbitration?

A.
No. The law does not require the consumer to participate in arbitration in order to pursue a lemon law claim. Such arbitration programs are often favorable to the manufacturer, and consumers have much greater success with their claims if an experienced attorney handles their claim.

Q.

What are the attorney's fees associated with handling my case?

A.
  • If we are not successful in having the manufacturer buy your car back under California's lemon law, YOU WILL NOT OWE US ONE PENNY!
  • We do not require an initial retainer fee to represent you.
  • We do not charge you any money up front for costs associated with filing your case with the manufacturer.
  • We only receives attorney's fees if the manufacturer repurchases your car under California's lemon law. As such, the attorney's fees are paid in part by the manufacturer, and in part by the client only out of the monies recovered from the manufacturer.

These are only some of the Frequently Asked Questions about California's lemon law. If you have any specific questions not covered here, please call our office or contact us.

Simply fill out our Free Evaluation Form above, OR
E-Mail us at info@thelemonlawcenter.com, OR
Call our attorneys: (818) 345-AUTO (2886)

Remember, The Lemon Law Center is here for you to help address all of your questions and respond to your requests for more information, and if our FAQ page has not fully addressed your initial concerns, please feel free to contact us.

The Lemon Law Center is a California (CA) Lemon Law Firm. Our main offerings include: Lemon Law Attorneys & Lawyers with Lemon Law Case Consultation and Evaluation, Lemon Law Help, and Lemon Law Information.

We serve the following States, Cities, Zip Codes and Counties:
California, Los Angeles CA, San Diego CA, San Francisco CA, Sacramento CA, Santa Barbara CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Encino CA, Tarzana CA, Woodland Hills CA, Calabasas CA, Glendale CA, Agoura Hills CA, Westlake CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Northridge CA, Studio City CA, Beverly Hills CA, Santa Monica CA, Burbank CA, Pasadena CA, La Crescenta, Fresno CA, Riverside CA, San Jose CA, Orange County CA, Ventura CA, San Fernando Valley CA, Palm Springs CA, Modeso CA, El Centro CA, Bakersfield CA, Santa Clara CA, Valencia CA, Santa Clarita CA, Temecula CA, Ventura County CA, Alhambra CA, Monrovia CA, Tustin CA, Oxnard CA, Simi Valley CA, Reseda CA

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