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Lemon Law Attorneys

Nothing is more aggravating and dangerous than a vehicle with defects. A defective vehicle can jeopardize you, your family, and your friends, as well as everyone else on the road. No one expects a perfect car, just one that is safe, reliable, and does what it is supposed to do. When the big multinational automakers sell you a lemon and won’t buy back or replace your vehicle, it is time to hire the experienced trial lawyers at Wirtz Law to protect your rights.

What are my Lemon Law rights?

Once a vehicle qualifies as a lemon under the California Lemon Law, the automakers must replace or repurchase your vehicle.

Does my vehicle qualify as a lemon?

  • A new or used vehicle purchased or leased from a California dealer
  • The authorized repair facility (dealer) cannot repair your vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts under the warranty
  • The defects in your vehicle have substantially impaired the use, value, or safety of the vehicle

How many times do I have to bring my vehicle back to the dealer?

California Lemon Law requires a reasonable number of repair attempts, which can be as few as two repair attempts.

Does the Lemon Law apply to one repair that takes more than 30 days?

Yes. In California, the automakers or their authorized repair facility (dealer) are required to complete repairs to your vehicle within 30 days of bringing in your vehicle unless there are reasons beyond their control.

Does it cost me anything to pursue my Lemon Law rights?

No. Wirtz Law pursues your Lemon Law rights without any out of pocket costs to you and on a contingency basis.  The California Lemon Law requires the automakers to pay your attorney’s fees and costs when you prevail.

Do I need to go to arbitration?

No. California consumers are not required to arbitrate their Lemon Law claims against an automaker.  You may immediately pursue your rights in state court with a jury.

Does the Lemon Law apply to used vehicles?

Yes. California’s Lemon Law applies to new and used vehicles, including leased vehicles, so long as you have had attempted repairs under the warranty.

Does the Lemon Law apply to vehicles used in business?

Yes. Provided the business registers no more than 5 vehicles and the vehicle’s gross weight is less than 10,000 pounds, vehicles primarily used for business are covered by California’s Lemon Law.

Will it cost anything for a consultation?

No. Wirtz Law does not charge for its initial consultation to determine if your car might qualify for repurchase under California’s Lemon Law.

Which automakers are subject to California’s Lemon Law?

Every automaker is subject to California’s Lemon Law, including:

  • Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Maserati
  • Ford, Lincoln
  • General Motors, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC
  • Hyundai, Genesis
  • Kia
  • Toyota, Lexus
  • Jaguar, Land Rover
  • Nissan, Infiniti
  • Honda, Acura
  • Mitsubishi
  • Subaru
  • Mazda
  • Volvo
  • Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche
  • Mercedes Benz
  • BMW, Mini
  • Tesla

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