Porsche (pronounced “POR-shu”) is a German auto manufacturer owned by Volkswagen specializing primarily in high-performance sports vehicles. Customers appreciate Porsche vehicles for their excellent German engineering, modern interior, and refined driving experience. Unfortunately, not all Porsche vehicles live up to this standard. Porsche produces some vehicles with substantial defects, making them lemons.
Contact a Skilled Lemon Law Attorney
If you suspect that your Porsche is a lemon, we recommend reaching out to the experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law. We’ve successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients just like you who have purchased a lemon. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Is Your Porsche Defective?
For your vehicle to be considered a lemon, it must have a substantial defect. A substantial defect impairs the Porsche’s “use, value, and/or safety.” A defect that impairs the Porsche’s use prevents you from driving it as you intended to use it. When the Porsche’s value is diminished, the defect would result in you not getting the value you expected from the brand and quality you paid a premium for. Value can also be diminished by not selling your Porsche for the price it would bring if the defect wasn’t there. Finally, if a safety defect puts the driver, passengers, or other drivers on the road in danger, your vehicle has a substantial defect.
You will also need to show that you have given the Porsche dealership a reasonable number of attempts to fix your vehicle. Your vehicle doesn’t have to have a safety issue to qualify as a lemon. For example, suppose your Porsche is in the shop repeatedly due to a sunroof issue that the dealership cannot repair, or it has another non-safety related issue. In that case, it could still be considered a lemon.
However, when the defect does involve a safety issue, such as faulty brakes, you only need to show that you’ve made at least two repair attempts. If your Porsche has been in the repair shop for more than 30 continuous days, it may also qualify as a lemon regardless of what type of defect.
Common Porsche Lemon Law Defects
Even though Porsche has been producing high-performance vehicles for decades, and they are well known for their engineering, there is still a possibility that your Porsche will have a substantial defect. Workmanship issues, manufacturing mistakes, or disruptions in the manufacturing system can cause a Porsche to be a lemon. Some of the most common defects that affect Porsche include the following:
- Noise coming from the axles, suspension, or engine
- Dash lights turning on, including the check engine light
- Gasoline, water, or transmission fluid leaks
- Electrical issues affecting the air conditioning, heat, seat, and windows
- Poor throttle response
- Issues with the automatic door opener
- Gear shifting problems
- Rattling sounds
- Braking issues
- Coolant loss
If you’ve experienced one of these issues or any other issues with your Porsche, and you’ve taken your Porsche in for repairs at least two times, you may have purchased a lemon. We recommend contacting Wirtz Law to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible. Our trial-ready lemon law attorneys will review your case and determine whether or not your Porsche vehicle qualifies as a lemon.
Porsche Lemon Law in California
Under California’s lemon law, when a vehicle has a substantial defect and hasn’t been fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts, the owner is entitled to compensation. New vehicles are protected under the lemon law as long as they have a warranty in place.
Even if your vehicle does not have a current warranty, you may still be eligible for compensation if you made two or more repair attempts while it was under warranty. Additionally, both leased and owned vehicles are covered. California’s lemon law protects all vehicle makes and models in California, including the following Porsche models:
- Porsche 911
- Porsche Boxster
- Porsche Carrera
- Porsche Cayman
- Porsche Cayenne
- Porsche Macan
- Porsche Panamera
- Porsche Spyder
- Porsche Taycan
I Think My Porsche Is a Lemon. What Should I Do Now?
To recover under California’s lemon law, you will need to prove that you’ve given Porsche a reasonable number of attempts to fix your vehicle. You will also need to show that the unrepaired defects impaired your vehicle’s use, value or safety. The California lemon law expert attorneys at Wirtz Law can evaluate if your Porsche qualifies for a repurchase with no obligation to you.
We recommend keeping all of your receipts, maintenance records, and a log of communication between you and the dealership. Doing so will help you prove that you have given them a reasonable number of attempts to fix your vehicle. Once your vehicle has been in for repairs two more times, it’s time to reach out to a Lemon Law attorney and learn about your options to pursue compensation in the form of a replacement vehicle or through a buyback.
Getting a Porsche Replacement or Buyback
If your Porsche is eligible as a lemon under California’s lemon law, Porsche must repurchase or buy back your vehicle. You may also request a replacement vehicle of a similar style and model, and sometimes Porsche will offer to buy back your vehicle. Still, you should have an experienced attorney on your side because the dealership may try to pay you an insufficient amount for your Porsche.
One of our skilled lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your rights by negotiating with the Porsche, pursuing the maximum compensation for you, including civil penalties if Porsche willfully fails to repurchase your Porsche, and all of your incidental expenses, such as rental car and tow truck fees. Before you sign any agreement with the Porsche, make sure you consult with an attorney.
Contact a Porsche Lemon Law Attorney in California
If you suspect that you purchased a lemon, our experienced Porsche lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law are ready to advise you on the best way to pursue the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Wirtz Law have a proven track record of holding car dealerships like Porsche accountable and protecting consumers. Contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Porsche lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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