Mazda Lemon Law Lawyer

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Mazda is a Japanese auto manufacturer based in Japan. Known for their rotary engine technology, Mazda has developed a reputation as a premier auto manufacturer, producing efficient and sporty vehicles for everyone to experience. Newer models, including the Mazda3 and Mazda6, have innovated technology, designs, and fuel-efficient and powerful engines. However, not all Mazdas live up to their reputation as some Mazdas that leave the lot are lemons.

Is Your Mazda a Lemon? Wirtz Law Can Help

If your new, leased or purchased Mazda has been in the shop multiple times and still isn’t fixed, you may have a lemon. Under California lemon law, Mazda must repurchase, replace, or compensate a customer who purchased a lemon. One of the skilled attorneys at Wirtz Law can protect your rights during the negotiation process. We have a proven track record of obtaining tens of millions in lemon law cases. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation. 

California’s Lemon Law for Mazda

If you’ve taken your Mazda to an authorized dealer for repairs two or more times, your Mazda may be considered a lemon under California law. If your Mazda has one or more defects that haven’t been fixed after a reasonable number of attempts, you may be eligible for relief.

A Mazda may be poorly built, slip through quality control, or have defective parts. Vehicle owners and lessees can use California’s lemon law to pursue relief from persistent or dangerous issues with their vehicles. The law applies to all car makes and models of vehicles sold in California, including the following Mazda models:

  • Mazda 3
  •  Mazda CX-3
  •  Mazda CX-30
  •  Mazda CX04
  •  Mazda CX-50
  •  Mazda CX-8
  •  Mazda MX-30
  •  Mazda BT-50
  •  Mazda Bongo
  •  Mazda Roadster/Mx-5/Miata

Does My Mazda Qualify As a Lemon?

If your Mazda continues to need to go to the shop, you may be wondering if it’s a lemon. Reaching out to an experienced attorney is one of the best ways to determine whether you can pursue compensation under California’s lemon law. At Wirtz Law, we would advise you as to whether your Mazda is a lemon during your free case evaluation. Your vehicle must be repaired under warranty to be eligible for relief under California’s lemon law. Other requirements include the following:

  • The vehicle is a new, or pre-owned, or certified Mazda
  • You purchased or leased the Mazda
  • The vehicle had a defect that required it to be in the shop before the warranty expired
  • When you bought or leased the vehicle, it was covered by a warranty
  • The vehicle has been in the repair shop cumulatively for 30 or more days 
  • The manufacturer has had a reasonable number of opportunities (at least two) to repair the defect

What Qualifies as a Substantial Defect?

Your Mazda must have a substantial defect for it to be considered a lemon. Mazda owners enjoy the racing feel of driving a Mazda gives, but a defect that prevents the driver from driving, prevents the vehicle from being driven as a sporty car, can make the car a lemon. Also, when the defect puts the driver, passengers, or other drivers’ safety at risk, it’s a substantial defect.

Common Mazda Defects 

The average gas-powered vehicle has over 30,000 parts and 2,000 moving parts. When a manufacturing error or defective part causes ongoing problems with a Mazda, the Mazda may be a lemon. As vehicles, including Mazdas, become more technologically complex, a new generation of defects have resulted. Other common Mazda problems include the following:

  • Engine cooling issues
  • Steering issues
  • Stalling
  • Clogged fuel vents
  • Paint bubbling, cracking, chipping, or peeling
  • Electrical issues
  • Seat issues
  • Air conditioning issues
  • Braking issues
  • Strange noises
  • Transmission defect due to improper acceleration
  • The check engine light continuously turning on
  • Transmission issues
  • Dashboard lights
  • Engine issues
  • Defective clutch
  • Faulty tire valve stems

What to Do If You Suspect Your Mazda Is a Lemon

If you feel like you’ve purchased a Mazda lemon, the dealership will need to have a reasonable number of attempts to fix the issue before you can pursue a claim. Two repair attempts may meet this requirement.  If you suspect your Mazda is a lemon, we recommend keeping all of the records related to the defect and repair attempts. 

While your Mazda is being repaired, keep a log of any communication between you and the dealership regarding the defect. If your Mazda has been into the shop two or more times and still has problems, reaching out to an experienced attorney should be your next step. At Wirtz Law, our lemon law attorneys can help ease your worries. We will initiate your lemon law claim and handle it from start to finish. 

We focus a significant part of our practice on representing clients in lemon law cases. When you work with us, you can rest assured that your case will be handled correctly. If Mazda intentionally violated California law, you will be entitled to additional civil damages up to twice the amount of your actual damages, and Mazda will be required to pay your attorneys’ fees and costs. 

Contact a Mazda Lemon Law Attorney in California

During your free case evaluation call, one of our lemon law attorneys will discuss your Mazda and the issues you’ve been experiencing. If, after multiple repair attempts, Mazda hasn’t fixed the issue, or you’ve been without your Mazda for 30 days or longer for repairs, you may have a lemon and be entitled to a buyback or a replacement vehicle paid for by Mazda. At Wirtz Law, our trial-ready attorneys can often recover more in addition to your actual damages. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case evaluation.

The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Mazda lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. 

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