Ford Motor Company has the highest number of consumer complaints out of all automobile manufacturing companies in the United States. If you have a Ford car, truck, SUV, or another vehicle that contains a defect, you may be eligible for a refund, vehicle replacement, or cash settlement from the auto manufacturer under the California Lemon Law.
The attorneys at Young & Young APC can take care of your Ford Lemon Law case from start to finish. We are highly experienced attorneys who exclusively handle Lemon Law cases. Our Los Angeles Lemon Law attorneys represent clients in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland, and throughout California.
Founded in 1903, Ford is one of the oldest automotive manufacturers in the country. Despite slogans such as “Built Ford Tough” and “Go Further,” Ford has been involved in hundreds of recalls due to serious vehicle defects over the years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford vehicles had more consumer complaints than any other make from 2020 to 2022, with a total of 12,376. Here’s a breakdown of the complaints by vehicle model:
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Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The car company with the second highest number of complaints, Chevrolet, was significantly behind Ford with 7,303 total complaints. Reported Ford Lemon Law issues include problems with the engine, suspension, transmission, steering, electrical system, cooling system, and airbags. If you own or lease any of these Ford vehicles or another type of Ford and are experiencing persistent problems, you may have a lemon.
The California Lemon Law, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, is found in Section 1790-1795.8 of the California Civil Code. Under this law, all auto manufacturers are obligated to arrange prompt repairs for a vehicle that has a defect and is covered by an express or implied warranty. If the defect cannot be repaired within a reasonable number of attempts, it is considered a “lemon.”
In California, a reasonable number of repair attempts does not refer to a specific number. Instead, what is “reasonable” is determined on a case-by-case basis. If you notice the defect within 18,000 miles or 18 months of vehicle delivery, however, the Lemon Law Presumption will presume your vehicle is a lemon if the dealership has attempted two or more repairs for a defect that could cause serious bodily injury, four more repairs for a defect that affects the value or use of the vehicle, or if the vehicle has been out of use for more than 30 cumulative days.
The California Lemon Law applies to both new and certified pre-owned used Ford vehicles, as long as a defective used vehicle is still under a manufacturer’s warranty. It also applies to leased, rather than purchased, Ford vehicles. With a successful Ford Lemon Law case, the manufacturer will be responsible for resolving the issue with a vehicle replacement, full refund, or cash settlement. The value of your case depends on the circumstances; contact an attorney to find out how much your Lemon Law case is worth.
No one wants to discover that their newly purchased or leased Ford vehicle is a lemon. If you find yourself in this situation, help is available at Young & Young APC. Our lawyers can help you navigate the complicated legal process of filing a Ford Lemon Law claim. We have the resources and personnel to go up against Ford and its legal team to pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf. Discuss your case in more detail with one of our Ford Lemon Law attorneys today. Contact us online or call (833) 536-6600 for a free case evaluation.
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