California Lemon Law Attorneys

California Volvo Lemon Law Lawyers

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If you drive a Volvo that you believe is a lemon, meaning it has a chronic or irreparable defect, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle, refund or cash settlement. The Volvo Lemon Law attorneys at Young & Young APC are here to help – at no cost to you. We have years of experience going up against Volvo and other major automobile manufacturers in Lemon Law cases. Find out how we can help you during a free case consultation.

General Lemon Law FAQs

What is the California Lemon Law?

Under Section 1790-1795.8 of the California Civil Code, an auto manufacturer is obligated to repair a defective vehicle in a reasonable amount of time or number of attempts. If fixing the defect is not possible, the manufacturer must refund the consumer or replace the vehicle.

What qualifies as a “lemon” vehicle?

A Volvo may be classified as a lemon if it has a defect or nonconformity that falls under the manufacturer’s warranty and cannot be repaired in a reasonable amount of time or number of attempts. What is “reasonable” is determined on a case-by-case basis in California.

What about used Volvos?

The California Lemon Law applies to used cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles, if they were sold as a certified pre-owned vehicle. However, a manufacturer’s warranty must still be in effect at the time of the defect for a used Volvo to qualify.

What remedies are available for a lemon?

If your vehicle is a lemon, Volvo legally must offer one of the following remedies: a full refund or vehicle buyout (less a statutory mileage offset or “good use” credit for miles driven before the first repair attempt), a replacement vehicle of the same MSRP value, or a cash settlement.

Do I need to hire an attorney?

Volvo is a powerful manufacturing company with an aggressive legal team to protect it from liability. Do not let Volvo take advantage of you. A knowledgeable and committed attorney can fight for your rights and help you fully understand your recovery options.

Common Volvo Problems

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, consumers filed 321 complaints against Volvo from 2020 to 2022. Reported Volvo Lemon Law issues include, but are not limited to: engine, suspension, transmission, steering, electrical system, air conditioning system, and brake system. Below are the Volvo models in order by number of consumer complaints:

make model ▾n
VOLVO S60 77
VOLVO S80 19
VOLVO C70 16
VOLVO S40 11
VOLVO V70 10

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Documented Volvo defects and safety recalls involving Takata airbag explosions, infotainment and software problems, water leaks around the windshield, brake problems (including automatic braking triggering by itself), excessive oil consumption, fuel pump failure, and tire pressure monitoring system malfunctions.

What to Do if Your Volvo Is Defective

If you notice a defect with your Volvo, discontinue its use in case the defect makes your vehicle dangerous and take it to an authorized dealership for repairs without delay. Be sure your complaint is accurately documented in the repair order.

If the defect cannot be repaired within a reasonable amount of time or number of attempts, file a Volvo Lemon Law claim with assistance from our attorneys. We understand how these cases work. Our lawyers will fill out all of the required paperwork and search for evidence to support your claim. Then, we can negotiate or litigate for a fair case resolution with Volvo on your behalf.

Do You Think Your New or Used Volvo Is a Lemon? Contact Us

If you own or lease a new or used Volvo that is experiencing chronic or persistent problems, contact us about a potential Volvo Lemon Law claim in California. Young & Young APC is a team of Lemon Law attorneys who have the experience and resources to go up against a major auto manufacturer such as Volvo in pursuit of justice. Discuss how we can help you in more detail during a free case evaluation. Call us toll-free at (833) LEMON-00 (536-6600) today.