If you drive a Nissan and have noticed a defect or persistent problem, the auto manufacturer may be required to give you a refund, vehicle replacement, or cash settlement. The Nissan Lemon Law attorneys at Young & Young APC can help you exercise your rights as a consumer under the California Lemon Law. We have extensive experience helping clients prosecute Lemon Law cases in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland, and throughout California.
The state’s Lemon Law, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, is found in Section 1790-1795.8 of the California Civil Code. This statute makes auto manufacturers responsible for providing prompt repairs when a vehicle under warranty has a defect that significantly impacts the use, safety, or value of the vehicle. If the vehicle cannot be repaired in a “reasonable” number of attempts or amount of time, it is considered a lemon.
If your new or certified pre-owned, leased, or purchased Nissan is a lemon, you are entitled to a remedy by the manufacturer. This could be a refund of all amounts paid or payable for the vehicle (less a statutory mileage offset credit for miles driven before the first repair attempt), a replacement Nissan of the same MSRP value, or a cash settlement. You are also eligible for the reimbursement of any out-of-pocket costs, such as attorney’s fees, auto repairs, towing fees, and the cost of a rental car.
In California, a “reasonable” number of repairs is not an exact number. Instead, what is reasonable is based on the unique situation, such as the nature and severity of the problem. In addition, your Nissan does not have to be within the first 18 months of delivery or 18,000 miles to qualify under the Lemon Law. Many successful Nissan Lemon Law cases are filed after more time has passed or with a greater number of miles on the vehicle.
Nissan is a global auto manufacturing company that sells more than 60 models. It has produced millions of motor vehicles worldwide. However, many of these vehicles have been subject to recall notices due to safety defects. Reported Nissan Lemon Law issues include: engine, suspension, transmission, steering, electrical system, cooling system and airbags. From 2020 to 2022, 3,686 complaints were filed against Nissan for vehicle defects, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
If you drive one of these Nissans or another model that is experiencing chronic problems, you may have a lemon and be entitled to a remedy from the manufacturer. Recent Nissan recalls have involved defective airbags, electric power steering, transmission, rearview cameras, hood latches, headlights, electrical systems, fuel pumps, and software. You can check to see if your Nissan has been recalled using the company’s online search tool.
If you think you’re driving a lemon after purchasing or leasing a Nissan, contact Young & Young APC to speak to an attorney about a potential claim. You may be entitled to financial compensation or another remedy from the vehicle’s manufacturer. Our Nissan Lemon Law attorneys have years of experience going up against every major automaker. We understand the stress and inconvenience that a lemon can cause. Our lawyers are here to help. Call (833) LEMON-00 (536-6600) today for a free case consultation.
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