Acura is a popular performance and luxury division of the Honda Motor Company that makes luxury and performance sedans and midsize SUVs. The Acura MDX and TLX consistently receive top safety pick ratings, and customers choose Acura because of its excellent performance, affordability, and luxury. Unfortunately, some Acura customers are disappointed when their Acura needs ongoing maintenance or has safety-related issues.
Do You Think You’ve Purchased a Lemon? Contact an Acura Lemon Law Attorney
If you purchased an Acura that continues to have safety-related problems or repeated substantial mechanical problems, you might have unwittingly received a lemon. Contact the experienced trial lawyers at Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case review and discuss your legal options.
Is Your Acura a Lemon?
Under California lemon law, motor vehicles with substantial problems or safety hazards qualify as lemons. Lemons are motor vehicles with workmanship or manufacturing defects requiring multiple visits to the mechanic. If your Acura qualifies as a lemon, the California lemon law may be able to protect you. Acura may be legally required to purchase your vehicle back from you or provide you with a replacement vehicle. If you’ve purchased any of the following Acura models and your vehicle has been in for repairs multiple times, you may have a lemon:
- Acura CL
- Acura TLX
- Acura ILX
- Acura TLX
- Acura RLX
- Acura RDX
- Acura MDX
Proving Your Acura Is a Lemon
Not all vehicles that have mechanical problems qualify as a lemon. In a case against Acura, you will need to show that you’ve made a reasonable number of attempts to repair your Acura. You must have presented your Acura to an authorized repair facility, typically an Acura dealership, more than one time. Additionally, the unrepaired defects must substantially impair the value, use, or safety of your Acura. Common examples of impairments that qualify a vehicle as a lemon may include:
- Your vehicles ongoing mechanical issues
- You have taken in your vehicle numerous times for multiple problems
- You feel unsafe driving your vehicle because you’ve lost trust in its safety
- Your vehicle has been out of service for at least 30 days since you purchased it
- You’ve had to cancel trips or have been unable to drive your vehicle on a pre-planned vacation
- You can’t use your vehicle regularly because it is so unreliable
- You are constantly taking your vehicle back to the dealership due to ongoing problems
- The defect puts you at risk of bodily injury or death
Common Lemon Law Defects in Acuras
Some of the most common lemon law defects in Acura vehicles include the following:
- Electrical problems
- Fuel system problems
- Brake problems
- Air conditioning defects
- Power equipment defects
- In-car electronic defects, including lighting and power steering
- Stability issues
- Suspension and transmission problems
Acceleration and Stalling Defects in the Acura MDX and RDX
Acura MDX and RDX SUVs have been known to have defects that cause sudden and dangerous problems. For example, some 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 models have been found to have defects that cause sudden hesitation on acceleration. Another issue involves transmissions that shift out of gear without warning and into neutral and stalling engines.
These dangerous defects can cause Acura RDXs and MDXs to turn on “limp mode” without warning, which puts drivers in dangerous and potentially fatal situations. If you have recently leased or purchased an Acura RDX or MDX, and you’ve experienced these problems, you may be entitled to a new vehicle or refund under California’s lemon law.
Acura Lemon Law Buyback
When your Acura qualifies as a lemon, you have several options. California has one of the most protective lemon laws for consumers in the country. When you schedule your free case evaluation with Wirtz Law, our lemon law attorneys will evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options so you can make an informed decision. Other attorneys may settle for a cash payment that is too low. At Wirtz Law, we will do everything possible to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Acura is required to buy back lemons when the consumer has an appropriate warranty and has established that the vehicle has unrepaired malfunctions, defects, or non-conformities. If you have proven that Acura has had a reasonable opportunity to repair your vehicle and failed to do so, in some cases, you may be entitled to seek additional civil penalties against Acura for failure to comply with the law.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim Against Acura?
The statute of limitations for lemon law claims is four years in California. This time frame usually starts at the end of the written new car warranty. If you suspect that your Acura is a lemon, don’t wait until the end of the four years to reach out to an attorney. If you wait too long, you may lose your opportunity to receive a replacement vehicle or a cash settlement from Acura. We recommend contacting Wirtz Law to schedule your free case evaluation as soon as possible.
Contact an Acura Lemon Law Attorney in California
If your Acura experiences substantial and repeated problems, you need an experienced attorney to handle your case. At Wirtz Law, our firm focuses on helping California consumers get the compensation they deserve after purchasing a lemon. Our attorneys have a well-deserved reputation as motor vehicle consumer advocates. We’ve recovered millions on behalf of our clients. If you suspect that your Acura qualifies as a lemon under the California lemon law, contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about your legal options.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Acura lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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