When you purchase a faulty vehicle or consumer good and the manufacturer fails to live up to the terms of its warranty, we know that the stress and time involved can greatly affect your life. Let the Orange County lemon lawyer at Barnes Law Firm help you get back on the road.
In most cases, it costs nothing to hire Barnes Law firm to handle your lemon law case. We will collect our attorney fees from the manufacturer if your claim is successful.
The short answer is yes if you purchased the car with a warranty. The lemon law covers a used car if you bought it with a warranty, have a substantial problem covered by that warranty, and have given the warrantor a reasonable opportunity to repair the car. If you have bought a faulty used car, it is important that you speak with an Orange County lemon law attorney to get you the results you deserve.
No. You are not required to go through arbitration before hiring a lemon law attorney. In most situations, you would not be required to go through arbitration, and you should get the advice of an experienced lemon law lawyer before taking such a step.
There is no set number of repair attempts required. All that is required is a reasonable number of attempts. This may vary depending on the nature of the problem. However, most manufacturers will look at four (4) as the magic number they want to see. If you are not sure if you have given the manufacturer enough repair attempts call Orange County lemon law attorney Stephen Barnes for your free consultation
You do not have to contact the manufacturer of your vehicle. If an authorized repair facility has had enough opportunities to repair a substantial warranty problem, the manufacturer does not have to be given a chance to repair the problem directly to have a valid California lemon law claim.
As long as your car has an issue that occurs under the warranty period and has undergone a reasonable number of repairs to try and correct the problem, California law may apply. Even if the vehicle’s warranty is now expired, as long as the car was having problems before and you brought it to the attention of an authorized dealer in that time, you may still be covered under California’s lemon law.
The lemon law applies to all consumer goods that are covered by a warranty. This includes products purchased or used for personal purposes or those used in your household by your family including: motorcycles, recreational vehicles (RVs), trailers and fifth wheels jet skis, boats, musical instruments, appliances, televisions, electronics, and all other consumer goods.
California’s lemon law applies to problems that substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the product. “Substantial impairment” must be evaluated based on the needs and circumstances of the particular consumer, within reason.
Yes, a consumer may still pursue a lemon law claim in California even if they do not still own the vehicle. The consumer must simply have given the manufacturer or its authorized repair facility a reasonable number of repair attempts during the warranty period.
Yes. Vehicles used for business are covered by the California Lemon Law. The business can have no more than five vehicles registered in its name; and (2) the gross vehicle weight must not exceed 10,000 pounds. For the purposes of the Lemon Law, Gross Vehicle Weight means the weight of the vehicle as it is actually used NOT the total weight the vehicle can carry. Not sure if your business vehicle qualifies under the lemon law, call our experienced Orange County lemon law attorney and find out.