Part of the Volkswagen Group, Audi is a premium vehicle manufacturer that promises to deliver on all of its vehicles. Packed with innovation and technology, Audis provide consumers with great value for their money. California commuters often rely on Audi’s due to their high performance, reliability, and excellent gas efficiency. Unfortunately for consumers, Audi doesn’t always deliver on its promises. If you’ve been sold an Audi that has turned out to be a lemon, you have rights under California lemon law.
Contact an Audi Lemon Law Attorney in California
If your owned or leased Audi suffers from a defect or needs continuous repairs, you may be entitled to relive through California’s lemon law. The attorneys at Wirtz Law are dedicated to holding auto manufacturers, including Audi, accountable for providing consumers with defective vehicles. You may be entitled to a replacement vehicle, a refund, and additional compensation. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about your legal rights.
Am I Eligible for Protection Under California’s Lemon Law?
The first step in seeking a remedy after purchasing a lemon is determining whether your vehicle qualifies as a lemon under California law. At Wirtz Law, we will carefully review your case and help you understand your legal options. Suppose your vehicle does qualify as a lemon. In that case, we will utilize our knowledge of California lemon law and federal warranty laws to help you obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
You will need to show that your Audi is defective or malfunctioning to qualify for a remedy under California lemon law. Specifically, you will need to show that non-conformities, including defectives or malfunctions, substantially alter your Audi and are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Not all defects qualify under the California lemon law. Instead, only defects or malfunctions that substantially impair the use of your Audi, its value, or your safety will qualify.
Qualifying Warranties for Defective Audis Under California’s Lemon Law
As a consumer, you won’t be able to pursue a remedy from Audi unless you have a warranty. If you purchased a new Audi from a dealership, you probably full, new vehicle limited warranty.
If you purchased a new or relatively new Audi, you probably have one of the above types of warranty that will qualify you for protection under the law. Suppose you purchased your Audi in an as-is condition from someone else. In that case, you probably won’t be able to seek protection under California’s lemon laws unless the warranty is transferred with the vehicle. Suppose you have questions about whether your vehicle qualifies under California lemon law. In that case, we recommend scheduling a free case evaluation with one of the attorneys at Wirtz Law as soon as possible.
Common Audi Lemon Law Defects
Not every defect in an Audi qualifies the vehicle as a lemon. The best way to know if you have a valid California lemon law claim is to consult with one of the skillet lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law. Some of the most common defects involved in California lemon law cases include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Illumination of the oil light
- Oil leaks
- Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) defects
- Failed catalytic converters
- Failed spark plugs and or ignition coils
- Defective electrical components such as failed tail lights and failed dashboard displays
- Transmission issues, including jerking, sticking, and hesitating
- Headlights turning on and off sporadically while driving
- Vibration and noise in axles, steering column, and/or brakes
- Water leaks
- Check engine lights
- Water leakage
- Defective oxygen sensors
Audi Lemon Law Buyback
Audi is required to repurchase your vehicle if you meet all the requirements and guidelines of California’s lemon law. You can also demand that Audi provide you with a replacement vehicle. If you would like Audi to repurchase your vehicle, you will need a qualifying warranty established that your vehicle has qualifying malfunctions or defects. Additionally, you must prove that you’ve given them a reasonable opportunity to repair the defect, and they have failed to make those repairs.
Filing a Claim Against Audi
Thankfully, California has one of the most extensive pro-consumer lemon laws in the country. When you work with Wirtz Law, our Audi lemon law attorneys will evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. If Wirtz Law takes your case, our team will help you achieve a great result. While other attorneys may settle for helping you receive a cash payment, Wirtz Law will do everything possible to help you get your qualifying vehicle bought back under the California lemon law and will also seek civil penalties against Audi for its failure to comply with the law.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim Against Audi?
You have four years to file a lemon law claim against Audi in California. The time limit is typically measured from the end of the written new car warranty until you file your claim. Don’t delay speaking to a lemon law attorney who will help you file your claim. The defendant may try to argue that you should have realized you had a lemon earlier in an attempt to stop you from filing a claim against them.
Discuss Your Audi Lemon Law Case With a Skilled Attorney
At Wirtz Law, we have a proven track record of holding automakers, including Audi, accountable while protecting our clients’ rights. If your Audi has required multiple visits to the repair shop while under warranty or has been unavailable for 30 days or more due to repairs, you may have a valid claim for a remedy. We will review your case and help you decide whether you would like to pursue a refund, a replacement vehicle, or additional monetary compensation through a lawsuit against Audi. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your first initial consultation to learn more about your legal options.
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