YOUNG & YOUNG APC’s Inland Empire lemon law attorneys represent clients in Los Angeles County, Pomona Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Corona, Chino, Temecula, Victorville, and throughout California. Our firm has successfully litigated countless lemon law cases against every major car manufacturer. If you bought or leased a defective vehicle in California and the dealership is unable to fix it within the manufacturer’s warranty period, your vehicle may qualify for a full refund. Under the lemon law, the car manufacturer must also pay for your attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses. You have to pay nothing out of pocket for experienced lemon law attorney representation. Let our Inland Empire lemon law attorneys work to secure the compensation you deserve.
When does the California lemon law apply?
The lemon law in California was designed to protect consumers who leased or purchased defective vehicles. The California lemon law applies to repairs performed under the manufacturer’s original warranty period. You may still pursue a lemon law claim even if the repairs occurred after 18,000 miles and beyond 18 months after you purchased or leased the defective vehicle. If the dealership is unable to repair the vehicle after a “reasonable” number of repair attempts or within a reasonable amount of time, the manufacturer must promptly repurchase or replace the defective vehicle.
What counts as a reasonable number of repair attempts?
The California lemon law does not set forth a specific number of repair visits to satisfy this requirement. A “reasonable” number of repair attempts is individually evaluated in relation to the severity of the vehicle’s defect. This could mean as few as two repairs attempts for safety-related defects. The reasonable opportunity to repair requirement may also be satisfied if the vehicle is in the repair facility for over 30 cumulative days (not necessarily all at one time).
Why do you need an attorney for your lemon law case?
Our lemon law attorneys fight to obtain the maximum possible recovery for our clients. The auto manufacturers and dealerships will often attempt to negotiate a settlement which is far less than the amount you are legally entitled to receive. Since our firm is 100% dedicated to prosecuting lemon law claims, our lemon law lawyers have the knowledge and experience to successfully resolve your lemon law case against any auto manufacturer.
How much compensation can you receive?
Under the California lemon law, you may be entitled to the following:
- A refund of all amounts paid or payable for the purchase or lease of your vehicle (less a statutory mileage offset or “good use” credit for miles driven before the first repair attempt); or
- A replacement vehicle; or
- A cash settlement.