About California Lemon Law

The California Lemon Law, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, provides protection for consumers who purchase or lease new or used vehicles that turn out to be defective. If have experienced issues with your vehicle during the manufacturer’s warranty period and those issues have not been repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a refund of all the money you have paid towards the purchase or lease of the vehicle, minus a usage deduction. The usage deduction is a deduction based on the mileage driven prior to the first time your vehicle was taken in for the subject issue that is the basis for your claim. There is a specific formula for calculating this deduction.

Most Lemon Law claims can be settled without having to file a lawsuit. Most automotive and recreational vehicle manufacturers will offer to settle the claim out of court after providing them with details about the issues you have been experiencing and demanding that they either replace your vehicle or refund your money, per the California Lemon Law.

It only becomes necessary to file a lawsuit for a lemon law claim if the manufacturer denies your claim and has no reasonable reason to deny the claim. Most manufacturers will not deny a claim unless they have a reason to do so, because making a wrongful denial of a lemon law claim can lead to the manufacturer having to pay double the damages, and much higher attorney fees and costs for a claim that is pursued in court.

 When a manufacturer repurchases a lemon vehicle, the vehicle must be surrendered by the owner of the vehicle, meaning it must be delivered to a local dealership to be inspected. The vehicle must be in decent condition, in its original condition (i.e., no aftermarket added parts or modifications), and no significant damage. If during the inspection the manufacturer determines that the tire tread is too low, or there is damage to the vehicle that must be repaired, the manufacturer is likely to ask the owner to pay for the replacement of the tires or to pay for the repairs. These things can sometimes be challenged or negotiated so that the vehicle owner does not have to bring in as much as the manufacturer is requesting, depending on the circumstances.

One of the most important things to remember is that if a vehicle is presumed to be a lemon, then the manufacturer must pay the owner’s attorney fees per the California Lemon Law.

Reasons to Hire Yneges Law

  • Free Case Evaluation
  • Experienced Legal Representation
  • Timely and Transparent Claim Progression
  • Settlement Negotiation
  • Vehicle Surrender Coordination

Some Common Manufacturers that Lemon Law Claims are Made Against

  • Acura
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • Bently
  • BMW
  • Bugatti
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FCA
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat
  • Fisker
  • Ford
  • GM
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Karma
  • Kia
  • Lamborghini
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Lucid Motors
  • Maserati
  • Mazda
  • Maybach
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi Motors
  • Nissan
  • Polaris
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Rivian
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Tesla
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Why hire Yneges Law for your lemon law claim?

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