California Lemon Law Attorneys

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The Oakland lemon law firm of Young & Young APC focuses its practice solely on prosecuting claims under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, more commonly referred to as the California lemon law. Our firm offers lemon law services to consumers in Oakland and throughout all of California. The lemon law attorneys at Young & Young APC have years of experience successfully taking on car manufacturers and dealerships in lemon law cases. Our Oakland lemon law office offers an experienced team of lemon law experts devoted to upholding consumer rights. Our attorneys work diligently to secure legal relief from the car manufacturers responsible for selling defective vehicles. We understand the frustrations of being burdened with a “lemon” vehicle and aim to make the process of filing a California lemon law claim as easy as possible for our clients. We strive to provide the best lemon law attorneys in Oakland, California, and the surrounding areas. Our Oakland, California lemon law firm offers consumers a number of key benefits:

  • Focused Practice – Our firm is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of California consumers who have purchased or leased a defective vehicle. Our Oakland lemon law attorneys solely handle California lemon law claims.
  • Serving California Consumers Statewide – Our California lemon law firm is committed to providing a hassle-free experience for consumers statewide. We are pleased to offer our lemon law services to all residents of California, including the Oakland area.
  • Experienced Lemon Law Attorneys – Our extensive experience has allowed us to secure expeditors lemon law relief for thousands of California consumers.
  • Individualized Client Service – Our lemon law attorneys are committed to keeping our clients informed through each step of the lemon law process. We adhere to the highest ethical standards and handle each case with individualized service.
  • Prosperous Resolutions – Our firm has successfully resolved cases against all major auto manufacturers.

If you are living in Oakland, California or the surrounding areas and have purchased or leased a new or used “lemon” vehicle, the lemon law attorneys at Young & Young APC are ready to fight for you. We encourage you to contact our firm for your free lemon law case evaluation.

Why Choose an Oakland Lemon Law Attorney?

Our Oakland lemon law attorneys provide the best lemon law services to consumers in the Oakland area and throughout all of California. We offer free case evaluations, document review, and attorney consultations. If you retain our firm to prosecute your lemon law claim, one of our Oakland lemon law attorneys will work with you throughout the entirety of your case and the manufacturer will pay the attorney’s fees.

California lemon law is considered to be one of the most powerful consumer protection acts in the nation. However, the lemon law process can feel disconcerting to consumers trying to take on large auto manufacturers. In order for a consumer to successfully pursue a California lemon law claim, it is imperative that they have an experienced lemon law attorney on their side. The lemon law attorneys at our Oakland office are a skilled team of lemon law experts devoted to protecting consumers who have been sold or leased a new or used defective vehicle.

Does My Vehicle Qualify as a Lemon?

To qualify as a “lemon,” a vehicle must have a defect or “nonconformity” that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. A manufacturer’s dealership must be given a “reasonable” number of repair opportunities to repair the vehicle’s defect. Under California lemon law, consumers are not required to ask manufacturers for a repurchase once their vehicle qualifies as a “lemon,” nor are they required to participate in the arbitration to resolve a lemon law claim. Under California lemon law, manufacturers are obligated to promptly and voluntarily repurchase or replace a vehicle once it qualifies as a “lemon.” If your vehicle has been at a dealership for a “reasonable” amount of times undergoing warranty repair attempts, you may have legal remedies available to you.

Our attorneys prosecute California lemon law claims in downtown Oakland, Albany, Berkley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton, Piedmont, San Leandro, the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda County, and the surrounding areas.

Experienced Oakland Lemon Law Attorneys

The California lemon law was designed to protect Oakland consumers who have purchased or leased a vehicle with a defect covered under warranty. One misconception about the California lemon law, is that the law limits relief to consumers who have experienced defects within a certain mileage or timespan. While the law is in place to hold manufacturers responsible for their defective vehicles, there are some common misconceptions perpetuated by the manufacturers and dealerships. Our Oakland lemon law attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the California lemon law and the tactics used by manufacturers and dealerships. The Oakland lemon law attorneys at Young & Young APC are prepared to take legal action on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve.

What Qualifies as a Reasonable Number of Repair Attempts Under the California Lemon Law?

In California, the lemon law does not have a set number of repair attempts to satisfy being “reasonable.” A “reasonable” amount of repair attempts is determined by the severity of the vehicle’s defect. The requirement may be satisfied by two repair attempts for something serious like a transmission failure or may require more repair attempts for non-safety related issues. This requirement may alternatively be satisfied if the vehicle is in the repair shop for a collective sum of over thirty days (not necessarily at all one time).

Can My Vehicle Qualify as a Lemon After the First 18 Months of Lease/Purchase or After 18,000 Miles of Use?

Yes. There is a common misconception that the California lemon law only applies to vehicles that meet the legal requirements of the lemon law presumption. However, you are actually able to pursue a lemon law claim so long the repair attempts occurred within the manufacturer’s new car warranty. In California, a vehicle is simply presumed to be a “lemon” if, with in the first 18,000 months of the lease/purchase date or before 18,000 miles accrue on the odometer, the vehicle:

  1. had four or more repair attempts for the same issue;
  2. had two or more repair attempts to fix an issue that can cause injury or death; or
  3. is out of service for repairs for more than 30 days.

Does California Lemon Law Only Apply to New Vehicles?

No. California lemon law applies to new and used vehicles that are financed, leased, or purchased outright as long as the vehicle is covered by the manufacturer’s original warranty.

What Remedies am I Entitled to if My Car Qualifies as a Lemon?

According to California lemon law, if your car qualifies as a “lemon” you are entitled to one of the following remedies: a refund of all amounts paid or payable for the lease/purchase of your vehicle, including reimbursement of your down payment, monthly payments, registration cost, taxes, incidental expenses such as a rental car or towing cost, and attorney’s fees (less a usage fee based on the amount of miles on your vehicle before the first repair opportunity); or a replacement vehicle of the same value as your “lemon”; or a cash settlement.

Can I Afford an Oakland Lemon Law Attorney?

You pay nothing out of pocket to hire the Oakland lemon law attorneys at Young & Young APC to represent you. Our firm does not charge any hidden retainer fees or contingency fees. The California lemon law includes a provision which allows attorneys to collect hourly fees and cost from the manufacturer and dealer defendants. This provision of the California lemon law allows us to fight for your consumer rights at no cost to you.

About Oakland, California

The Oakland lemon law attorneys at Young & Young APC are knowledgeable and passionate about the economic growth and historical events that have shaped Oakland into the diverse community it is today. Two years after California was incorporated as a state in 1850, the city of Oakland was established. Oakland thrived in economic growth during WWII, when the shipbuilding, food canning, and rail industries attracted an influx of workers from across the United States. Oakland has continued to grow in the 20th century and thrives in the transportation and auto manufacturing industry.

According to the 2019 United States Census Bureau, the city of Oakland’s population was approximately 429,082 people. Oakland’s population is only a small part of Alameda County’s overall population, which according to the 2019 United States Census Bureau was approximately 1.671 million. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reported that Alameda County had an estimated 1,098,785 vehicles and 181,016 trucks registered in the year 2019. While some residents use the BART system as a form of transportation in Oakland, many residents rely heavily on their personal vehicles to commute around the greater Bay Area. The law offices of Young & Young APC have successfully handled many lemon law cases in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area.