Mitsubishi is a Japanese auto manufacturer that is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Its main manufacturing facility is in Tennessee. With over 350 dealerships across the United States, Mitsubishi is one of the most popular vehicle manufacturers. Despite their significant presence in the auto market, Mitsubishi has manufactured lemons with defects such as clutch issues, engine failure, and transmission problems.
Is Your Mitsubishi a Lemon? Wirtz Law Can Help
If you’ve recently purchased a Mitsubishi in California and your vehicle has been experiencing defects that require you to take it to the repair shop, you may have purchased a lemon. California lemon law entitles consumers who purchase lemon vehicles to compensation. Wirtz Law’s skilled lemon law attorneys understand California lemon law and are prepared to fight for your rights. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients just like you. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Common Mitsubishi Lemon Law Defects
If your Mitsubishi has a defect that substantially interferes with its use, safety, or value, it may be a lemon. Among all auto manufacturers in the United States, Mitsubishi is known for manufacturing many vehicles with serious defects. There is a wide range of defects that affect Mitsubishi, such as:
- Airbags not properly deploying
- Brakes with a longer than normal pedal stroke
- Engine problems
- Transmission programming preventing acceleration
- Electrical systems displaying inaccurate information
- Seat belt latches becoming stuck
- Sudden acceleration
- Fuel and propulsion system issues causing the vehicle to run out of gas
- Random acceleration problems such as failed stalling and acceleration
- Squeaky steering wheels
If you have experienced any of the problems listed above with your Mitsubishi or any other problems not listed, you may have purchased a lemon. It’s important to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible so you can begin pursuing the compensation you deserve under California’s lemon law. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your free case evaluation to learn more about your legal options. You may be entitled to a replacement or buyback of your Mitsubishi and additional damages, including civil penalties.
Mitsubishi Lemon Law in California
When you purchase a new Mitsubishi, it will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty will protect your vehicle for certain types of repairs if you request them within a specified time frame. As long as your vehicle is repaired under that warranty, it will be covered under California’s lemon law. The lemon law covers all car makes and models of vehicles sold in California, including the following Mitsubishi models:
- Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
- Mitsubishi Endeavor
- Mitsubishi Lancer
- Mitsubishi Mirage
- Mitsubishi Mirage G4
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
- Mitsubishi I-MiEV
Is My Mitsubishi Defective?
The best way to determine whether your Mitsubishi is a lemon or not is to discuss your case with one of the skilled lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law. We will evaluate your case and help you understand whether you qualify for compensation under California’s lemon law. To qualify for protection under the lemon law, you will need to answer yes to one or more of the following questions:
- Have you taken your vehicle in at least two times for repairs under warranty?
- Did any repair take more than 30 days?
- Is your Mitsubishi still experiencing defects
- Do the defects substantially impair your use, value, or safety of the vehicle?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be qualified for compensation. Even if your Mitsubishi is not currently under warranty, or you have sold, traded in, or ended your lease, you may still be entitled to compensation if you took it to the repair shop two or more times while it was under warranty. California’s lemon law applies to new, leased, and owned Mitsubishis.
Getting a Buyback or a Replacement of Your Mitsubishi
When your Mitsubishi is a lemon under California’s lemon law, Mitsubishi must replace or buy back your lemon from you at your election. You may choose to require Mitsubishi to replace your vehicle with the same or similar model that is not a lemon. Alternatively, you may decide to require Mitsubishi to buy back your vehicle so you can purchase another vehicle.
If there is evidence that Mitsubishi willfully violated California law, you will be entitled to additional civil damages in the amount of twice your actual damages. Our experienced lemon law attorneys can frequently secure additional civil damages and attorney’s fees and costs on behalf of our clients.
Working with an attorney with trial experience who understands California’s lemon law is crucial. Mitsubishi dealerships will often try to deny that there is a substantial impairment to deny offering the customer a buyback or a placement. The attorneys at Wirtz Law have a proven track record of fighting on behalf of clients to hold auto manufacturers like Mitsubishi accountable.
Contact a Mitsubishi Lemon Law Attorney in California
If your new Mitsubishi is under a factory warranty and has needed two or more repairs, there’s a good chance it is a lemon. You need an experienced consumer rights attorney who understands California lemon law. At Wirtz Law, we have the financial resources and knowledge to investigate your claim thoroughly. We will file a well-drafted, timely claim and negotiate aggressively on your behalf. You may be entitled to a new vehicle or a refund for your lemon and additional civil damages. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation to learn more about your rights under California’s lemon law.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Mitsubishi lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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