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Frequently Asked Questions About Lemon Law, Dealer Fraud and Repair Fraud

We are committed to answering all of your questions about whether your vehicle may qualify under either your state's lemon law or the federal lemon law. Please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly attorneys will personally call you to help you understand your rights.

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When a consumer buys or leases a New, Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle that is sold with any portion of a manufacturer's warranty still covering that vehicle, and the vehicle has a defect or malfunction that substantially affects the vehicle's use, value or safety, then Lemon Law offers protection to the buyer by offering legal remedies to have the defective vehicle repurchased or replaced if the manufacturer or dealership cannot repair the vehicle's malfunction or defect within a reasonable number of repair attempts.

In addition to the California Lemon Law, consumer's have the additional protection of the Federal Lemon Law to ensure that their rights are protected against defective Lemon Vehicles.

Absolutely! While our firm strives to get you a quick and fair resolution, being trial lawyers means that you will be well represented if you are not properly compensated for your Car, Truck, SUV, Motorcycle, RV, Boat or Plane.

Many firms advertise that they handle cases like yours, but very few have actually taken a case to trial. The manufacturers know this, and often offer the attorney less for your vehicle than you are entitled to on. Many of these firms rely on volume and therefore your case likely will not get the attention it needs to be successful.

With manufacturers constantly trying to cut costs or simply keep their doors open, keeping their consumers safe and happy isn't always their top concern. Choosing a Lemon Law Attorney with Trial Experience is essential in making sure that the vehicle manufacturer knows you mean business and getting you the proper compensation that is due for your defective vehicle.

If a used vehicle is sold while there is still a remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty, then the California Lemon Law still protects that buyer from getting stuck with a Lemon.

To make purchasing a Used Vehicle more attractive to consumers, many manufacturers and dealerships will certify their used Vehicles by extending the original factory warranty an additional year. The buyer of a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is usually given the opportunity to extend that manufacturer's warranty even longer. This extended warranty not only protects the buyer from being stuck with a lemon similar to a new vehicle warranty, but quite often the extended warranty combined with original factory warranty can offer longer protection than you could get by buying a new vehicle.

The California Lemon Law covers the following leased or purchased vehicles: Automobiles, Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Vans, Motor Homes, Recreational Vehicles, RVs, Boats, Yachts, Motorcycles, All-Terrain Vehicles, ATVs Highline Vehicles, Private Planes, Small Planes and just about anything else that comes with a manufacturers warranty including Used and Certified Pre-owned Vehicles.

There are certain exclusions as well as stipulations within the California Lemon Law as to what criteria a vehicle must meet in order to qualify for either replacement or repurchase. Please don't hesitate to call our dedicated Lemon Law Firm at 213-282-2000 to discuss whether your vehicle may be entitled replacement or repurchase under the Lemon Law in California.

If a dealer or manufacturer tries to discourage you from asserting your lemon law rights by telling you that the law only applies to cars and small trucks; do not listen to them and give our firm a call today. You may be entitled to immediate compensation for your defective vehicle.

Just because a repair record doesn't show that a service technician found the problem that you brought the vehicle in for, doesn't mean that the problem doesn't exist, or that your vehicle isn't a lemon. While the mechanic may have simply missed or overlooked the defect, sometimes a certain make or model may suffer from a known uniform problem that the dealership's service department does not yet officially recognize exists because manufacturer has yet to discover a "fix" or redesign for the vehicle's defect. Instead, the service writer may write "could not duplicate" or "vehicle operating as designed" and allow you to drive away with a potentially dangerous vehicle.

Each repair order for your vehicle often has multiple copies generated for different departments. While the consumer should always get a copy for their records, the "Customer's Copy" is usually only a summation of the complaint, and the what work was performed to the vehicle for concerns that were verified . In addition to the customer's copy is an internal "Hard Copy" that contains the mechanic's notes and observations for each repair that is not shared with the customer. The mechanic's notes may show considerably more than the customer's copy and as a Lemon law Trial Law Firm, we will not hesitate to subpoena these Hard Copies to see what concerns were discovered on your vehicle and what work was actually performed.

Whether intentional or not, dealerships and manufacturers will often mislead a consumer into believing that their vehicle isn't a lemon even though under California Lemon Law, their vehicle qualifies to be repurchased or replaced.

The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri offer a free consultation to buyers who believe that their vehicle may be a lemon. To get started, either fill out our FREE case evaluation form or call us at (213) 612-7701 and we will be happy to help you see if you might have a claim under the California Lemon Law, The Federal Lemon Law or any of the other Consumer Protection Laws that the dealership or manufacturer may have broken


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Disclaimer: The following Lemon Law and Auto Fraud information has been compiled from various public sources. It is presented online for informational use only, and without warranty as to its accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. This site does not replace any official versions of the information presented, nor does use of this information constitute an attorney-client relationship. It is always recommended that you do not make any decisions about any legal matter without first consulting an attorney to ensure that all of your rights are protected, as well as to find out if your vehicle meets the established Lemon Law or Auto Fraud Criteria for your state.