Reported Fiat lemon law issues include: Engine, Suspension, Transmission, Electrical System, Cooling System, and Air Bags.
Fiat is an iconic Italian car that first came to the United States in 2011, and was greeted to enthusiastic fanfare by subcompact lovers. The tiny Fiat 500 was the subcompact dream car that stayed surprisingly affordable for consumers. Unfortunately, several Fiat 500 models have serious ongoing issues and equipment failures. Worse, repair parts for the Italian subcompact car are pricey and often difficult to obtain.
Despite the fact that Fiat is an imported vehicle, California’s lemon law still applies to Fiats that meet the lemon law standard. If your Fiat has spent a substantial amount time off the road while awaiting attempts to repair the same repeating problems, or if a defective part makes your Fiat a safety risk, you should contact a California lemon law firm today to talk about your options under the state’s lemon law statute. This law states that you’re entitled to a replacement car, cash compensation, or a buyback.
You shouldn’t have to live with a lemon.
Several Fiat models experience significant and repeated problems requiring frequent warranty repair attempts. Fiat owners have made successful lemon law claims for the following models:
Purchasing an iconic Italian car is exciting, but when you find serious defects requiring your car to spend frequent time in repair shops rather than on the road, it’s distressing. Worse, it’s not what you signed up for when you purchased the car. If you’ve experienced any of the following issues, your car could meet California’s definition of a lemon:
You may have a valid lemon law claim for your Fiat if you’ve experienced one or more of the above problems.
Fiat’s are small, attractive, and economical, so many buyers believed they were purchasing a reliable subcompact vehicle. Sadly, several models have several repeated repair issues including:
A successful lemon law claim entitles Fiat owners to a buyback or a full refund. Your claim could help you recover your purchase price, including down payment, and sales tax. You may also recover repair costs and any fees you paid for rental cars or towing when your car had mechanical problems.
California has a 4-year statute of limitations for filing a lemon law claim. The time limit goes into effect on the date that your Fiat’s repeated part failures qualified it as a lemon, or when you should reasonably have understood that your car was a lemon.
While you have 4 years to make your claim, the sooner you file a lemon law claim in California, the better. If you wait, the manufacturer can take the position that the defects are not serious enough to have kept you from driving the vehicle for a substantial period of time.
Contact a California lemon law attorney today for a free case evaluation to take a step toward getting the compensation and the justice you deserve. You paid good money for a car you thought was dependable, only to find it spending more time in repair shops than on the road. Now, a California lemon law attorney is ready to help maximize your recovery.
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