Does My Kia Qualify As a Lemon?
A vehicle is considered a lemon in California when it has a substantial defect. A substantial defect affects a vehicle’s use, safety, or value. To file a claim under California’s lemon law, you will need to show that you have given the Kia dealership a reasonable number of attempts to repair your Kia. Two visits to the repair shop are typically enough to constitute a “reasonable number of repairs.”
You do not have to still own or lease a Kia to seek compensation under the lemon law. Additionally, you do not have to have purchased a new Kia. Customers who purchase a certified pre-owned (CPO) Kia with a warranty have a right to seek compensation under the lemon law. Even if your Kia’s warranty has expired, you still may be protected under the law. You will need to show that you visited a repair facility while your Kia was still under warranty. If you suspect that your Kia is a lemon, the best thing you can do is consult with an experienced lemon law attorney who can advise you as to whether you are eligible for compensation.
I Think My Kia Is Defective. What Should I Do Now?
If you suspect that your vehicle is a lemon, it’s essential that you keep all of the paperwork from repair visits at the dealership. Make sure you write down a timeline of all the phone calls, visits, and information the dealership has given you. The next thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney.
Your attorney will handle your case and deal with the dealership from start to finish. Dealerships often try to avoid replacing a lemon by claiming that the problem has been fixed when it hasn’t. Your attorney will help you understand your rights under California lemon law, pursuing cash compensation, a vehicle replacement, or a lemon law buyback.
Contact a Kia Lemon Law Attorney in California
Have you had to take your Kia to the factory for repairs two or more times? If you are concerned that it is not reliable and safe to drive, we recommend contacting an attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience going up against large auto manufacturers like Kia.
You don’t have to continue putting up with the hassle of owning a Kia that is a lemon. Contact the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case evaluation. We have a proven track record of successfully obtaining tens of millions in compensation for California consumers who’ve purchased lemons.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Kia lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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