American Honda Motor Company is one of the top-selling automakers in the world. Hondas are popular in California because they are cost-effective and reliable in most cases. Honda manufactures over 14 million vehicles a year and has a track record of winning more Indy 500 races than any other manufacturer. With Hondas being so popular and having a successful racing track record, it seems unlikely that Honda would produce lemons. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Contact a California Honda Lemon Law Attorney
Have you had to take in your Honda multiple times? Have you experienced issue after issue with your Honda? If so, your vehicle may qualify as a lemon under California’s lemon law. If you have purchased a defective Honda that keeps having electrical and/or mechanical issues, it’s time to call a Honda lemon law attorney. The trial attorneys at Wirtz Law have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in lemon law cases. Contact us today to schedule your free case review and learn more about how we can advocate for you.
Am I Eligible for Protection Under California’s Lemon Law?
California’s lemon law allows consumers who have purchased a defective or malfunctioning vehicle to force the manufacturer to pay you compensation by buying it back or replacing the vehicle. Under California’s lemon law, the vehicle owner must show that non-conformities are present. Non-conformities are defects or malfunctions that substantially affect the vehicle and are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. As mentioned above, non-conformities are defects or malfunctions that substantially impair the Honda’s use, value, or safety to a consumer in your situation.
Qualifying Warranties Under California’s Lemon Law
To qualify under California’s lemon law, you will need to have received a warranty from Honda. If you purchased your vehicle new from a Honda dealership, you will likely have received the full express new vehicle limited warranty.
If you have questions about whether your vehicle qualifies under California’s lemon law, we recommend scheduling a free case evaluation with Wirtz Law as soon as possible.
Common Lemon Law Defects in Hondas
California lemon law outlines specific guidelines to determine whether a consumer’s vehicle is considered a lemon. The defect needs to be an issue that significantly impacts the value, use, or safety of the vehicle. The following are just some of the types of defects that could trigger a Honda lemon law claim in California:
- Steering issues
- Check engine lights
- Faulty windshield wipers
- Braking problems
- Broken speedometer
- Broken fuel gauges
- Door locks that don’t work
- An engine that will not start
- Poor acceleration
- Air conditioning that doesn’t work
- Navigation or radio malfunction
- Transmission problems
- The battery dies regularly
Honda Lemon Law Buyback
Thankfully, California has one of the most extensive pro-consumer lemon laws in the country. When you work with Wirtz Law, our Honda 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 Honda for its failure to comply with the law..
Filing a Claim Against Honda Under California’s Lemon Law
Our California lemon law attorneys have the resources and experience needed to thoroughly investigate your case and help you seek the remedies you deserve. First, we will determine whether your vehicle had unrepaired defects under the warranty which substantially impact your vehicle’s use, value, or safety, despite Honda having received a reasonable opportunity to make the necessary repairs. Remember that third-party service contracts and extended warranties do not generally impune liability on the manufacturer. Next, we will help you every step of the way to file a lawsuit against Honda.
Will Honda Buy My Vehicle Back?
Yes, Honda will be required to repurchase your vehicle if you meet all of California’s lemon law guidelines and you desire them to repurchase your vehicle rather than provide you with a replacement vehicle. The requirements for Honda to buy back your vehicle are as follows:
- Possessing an appropriate warranty
- Establishing that your vehicle has unrepaired defects, malfunctions, or non-conformities, and
- Proving that you’ve given Honda a reasonable opportunity to repair the vehicle, which they have failed to do
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
The statute of limitations under California’s lemon law is four years, which usually is measured from the end of the written new car warranty. However, we don’t recommend waiting until the end of the four-year period to reach out to an attorney because the automakers will try to argue it starts to run from when you should have realized you had a lemon. If you believe that you have leased or purchased a Honda that is a lemon, it’s wise to begin collecting copies of your repair orders and reach out to the experienced Honda Lemon Law attorney at Wirtz Law as soon as possible.
Discuss Your Case With a Honda Lemon Law Attorney
Honda manufactures some of the most powerful engines, and they are well-known throughout California and the world for their reliable and affordable vehicles. Unfortunately, some Honda customers receive lemons that have serious malfunctions or defects. California lemon law is a powerful tool that you can use to demand that Honda replace a repurchase your vehicle. There is little benefit to you to wait and endure the frustrations of a defective Honda car or truck. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case evaluation and start the remedy process now.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with Honda lemon law claims throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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