The Chrysler brand is part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles company, and there are just three Chrysler models currently being manufactured. When manufactured properly, Chrysler vehicles offer consumers convenient and affordable vehicles. However, Chrysler has also been known to produce some lemons that need constant repairs.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Chrysler Lemon Law Attorney
The Chrysler lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law have a proven track record of success. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients in lemon law cases. We are prepared to represent you all the way through trial and protect your rights as a consumer. If you have purchased a Chrysler vehicle that has turned out to be a lemon, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a buyback. Contact the experienced lemon law trial attorneys at Wirtz Law as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation.
California’s Lemon Law for Chryslers
When a vehicle has a problem or multiple defecta that satisfies California lemon law requirements, the owner may qualify for a buyback or a new replacement vehicle. The vehicle manufacturer and its dealer has the right to repair the issue under warranty. However, after they’ve made a reasonable number of repair attempts, the owner can file a lemon law claim against them if the vehicle still isn’t fixed. You don’t have to give Chrysler an unlimited number of repair attempts before you car qualifies as a lemon.
California’s lemon law applies to new vehicles repaired under the manufacturer’s warranty. After the warranty has expired, a consumer may still be protected under the lemon law as long as they presented the vehicle for repair while the vehicle was under warranty. You do not need to own your Chrysler to have a valid lemon law claim — you can be leasing the vehicle or could have even sold it or traded it in.
Once the manufacturer has failed to repair the issue after a reasonable number of repairs, the vehicle owner has a right to bring a lemon law claim. A reasonable number of repairs can be as few as two repairs, depending on the facts in your case. If the vehicle still fails to provide dependable and safe transportation after two or more repairs, the vehicle may be considered a lemon. New motor vehicles and even a business vehicle can be considered a lemon under California’s lemon law. As a result, all of the following Chrysler vehicles are protected under the lemon law:
- Chrysler 300
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Chrysler Voyager
- Chrysler 200
- Chrysler Aspen
- Chrysler PT Cruiser
- Chrysler Sebring
- Chrysler Town and Country
Is Your Chrysler Defective?
The California lemon law offers consumers extensive protection against defective vehicles. A lemon is a defective vehicle and doesn’t function properly, even after at least two attempts at repair. California’s lemon law applies to new vehicles, as long as the vehicle is repaired under warranty. Even if your vehicle is no longer under warranty, you may still be protected under the lemon law if you presented your vehicle for repairs while it was still under warranty.
The defect or defects in your vehicle must substantially impair your vehicle’s use, value, or safety. You do not have to prove that your vehicle has been in for repairs for the same defect. Your vehicle may have multiple different defects. If you answer yes to the following questions, there’s a good chance that your Chrysler may be a lemon:
- The Chrysler is covered by the warranty, or it was covered when the problem started
- The problem negatively affects the value, safety, or use of the vehicle
- You’ve given the manufacturer or distributor at least two chances to repair the vehicle
- The problem has not been resolved
How Does the Chrysler Lemon Law Buyback Process Work?
When you can prove that your vehicle is eligible as a lemon under California’s lemon law, the manufacturer will be required to replace your defective vehicle with a new one or buy back your vehicle from you. Chrysler is also required to provide you with reimbursement for all of the incidental and consequential costs of the multiple repair attempts, such as the cost of towing and renting a vehicle. In some cases, when the manufacturer willfully violated the law by not buying back the car or offering a replacement, it may be required to pay civil penalties of up to two times your actual damages. They will also be required to pay your attorney’s fees and cost.
Common Defects in Chrysler
Some of the most common issues in Chrysler vehicles include, but are not limited to the following:
- Unresponsive gas pedal
- Transmission not shifting properly
- Engine failure
- Power steering leaks
- Loud clunking noises from the transmission
- Total electrical shutdown
- Engine shutting off while driving
- Computer and electrical components malfunctioning
- Check engine warning light
The Benefit of Working with a Skilled Chrysler Lemon Law Attorney
Dealing with a lemon vehicle can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. Every time your vehicle needs to go into the shop, you waste time arranging alternative transportation and dropping and picking up the vehicle. Trying to navigate a lemon law claim on your own can be even more stressful and time-consuming. At Wirtz Law, we will handle your lemon law claim from start to finish, helping you get back on the road with a safe and reliable vehicle.
Even though California’s lemon law favors consumers, it’s still challenging to navigate. Our trial-ready attorneys will advocate strongly for you while guarding your rights. Our lemon law attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We have the experience and skill necessary to navigate your California lemon law claim.
Contact a Chrysler Lemon Law Attorney in California
Have you purchased a defective Chrysler vehicle? Have you taken it for repairs multiple times to no avail? If so, you have rights under California’s lemon law. If your Chrysler meets the requirements of a lemon under California’s lemon law, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or to a buyback. One of our experienced lemon law attorneys can help you protect your rights as a consumer. Contact Wirtz Law as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about how we can help you resolve this issue.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Chrysler lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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