The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo has manufacturing plants in Sweden, Belgium, China, and the U.S. In addition to consumer cars and SUVs, Volvo is involved in producing, distributing, and selling semi-trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine systems. While Volvo marketing promotes the safety of their vehicles, unfortunately, not all Volvos meet these standards. Some Volvos have substantial defects that render them lemons.
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If you’ve purchased a new Volvo, and you’ve had to take it to the repair shop two or more times under warranty, your vehicle may be a lemon, and you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Wirtz Law as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation to learn whether your vehicle qualifies as a lemon.
Is Your Volvo a Lemon?
If you have taken your Volvo to an authorized repair facility multiple times during the warranty, you may have rights under California’s lemon law. California lemon law provides consumers with protection from defective vehicles. Volvos that are new, purchased, or leased are all covered by the lemon law. If you have sold, traded in, or ended your lease, you may still have a lemon law claim. Every vehicle sold in California is subject to the lemon law, including the Volvo vehicles:
- Volvo C40
- Volvo S40
- Volvo S60
- Volvo S80
- Volvo V40
- Volvo V50
- Volvo V60
- Volvo V70
- Volvo XC Classic
- Volvo XC40
- Volvo XC60
- Volvo XC70
- Volvo XC90
- Volvo XC100
The current mileage of your Volvo won’t affect your potential lemon law claim. As long as the Volvo dealership has had a reasonable opportunity to repair your lemon and hasn’t fixed it, you may have a lemon law claim. You will need to show that your Volvo has been repaired under warranty when you took it in for repairs.
You will also need to show that you have taken your Volvo to an authorized dealership while under the manufacturer’s warranty. Car manufacturers like Volvo are not required to repair your vehicle forever, so you can’t keep coming in over and over for repairs beyond the warranty period. At the same time, automakers don’t get an unlimited number of times to repair your car either. That is what the lemon law is for.
Pursuing a Buyback of Your Volvo
Auto manufacturers, including Volvo, are legally required to buy back a customer’s vehicle under certain circumstances. To qualify for a buyback or repurchase, you will need to show that the defects substantially impaired your vehicle’s use, value, or safety. When the Volvo dealer is unable or unwilling to repair your vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts, it must replace or repurchase your vehicle from you.
A reasonable number of attempts can be as few as two attempts. If your Volvo has been in the repair shop for 30 or more days, you will meet these requirements. You won’t need to show that you have taken your vehicle in for the same defect. If you’ve taken your vehicle in for repairs for multiple defects, your vehicle may still qualify as a lemon, and you may be entitled to a buyback from Volvo.
Common Defects in Volvos
Despite being a Swedish luxury car manufacturer, Volvo vehicles are well-known for having breakdowns and materials, parts, and workmanship problems. Some of the most common defects in Volvo lemon law vehicles include the following:
- Transmission lunging, lurching, jumping, jerky shifting, or not functioning properly
- Vibration in the axles, transmission, steering column, or brakes
- Electrical and computer system problems
- Repeated check engine and other warning lights turning on
- Leaking water, oil, fuel, coolant, or other fluids
- Brake failure and brake overheating
- Engine issues and failure, loss of power, or sluggish performance
If you’ve experienced any of the problems listed above or any other problems with your Volvo under warranty, you may have a valid claim to compensation. You don’t need to continue trying to deal with a Volvo with a substantial defect. You can pursue a new vehicle or a buyback so that you can drive a reliable and safe vehicle. We offer clients a free case evaluation so they can learn about whether they are eligible for compensation.
How Much Is My Volvo Claim Worth?
When a vehicle qualifies as a lemon under California’s lemon law, the owner is entitled to two different remedies. Volvo must replace the defective Volvo with a brand new vehicle of a similar make or model or purchase the vehicle back from the consumer. Additionally, Volvo must reimburse the owner for all the incidental and consequential costs associated with the vehicle being in the repair shop, such as the cost of renting a vehicle or towing.
When a manufacturer willfully violates California law, you can require them to pay an additional civil penalty up to twice the amount of the consumer’s actual damages. The Volvo dealership will also be required to pay attorneys’ fees and costs. Consumers only have four years to file a lemon law claim in California. If you suspect your Volvo is a lemon, we recommend contacting Wirtz law as soon as possible.
Contact a Volvo Lemon Law Attorney in California
Dealing with a defective vehicle can be stressful, time-consuming, and costly. If you have purchased a Volvo that is a lemon, you have rights. When you work with one of the skilled lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. Our law firm has a proven track record of successfully obtaining the best outcomes possible. If you suspect that your Volvo is a lemon and you are interested in a replacement vehicle or a buyback of your vehicle, contact Wirtz Law to schedule a free case evaluation.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Volvo lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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