California Lemon Law Attorneys

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The San Jose lemon law attorneys at Young & Young APC exclusively handle California lemon law claims. Our attorneys represent consumers in San Jose and throughout the state. If you think you purchased or leased a lemon vehicle from a dealership, you need an experienced and dedicated team of attorneys on your side. Our attorneys have successfully resolved lemon law cases against every major auto manufacturer. Unlike other lemon law firms, we do not charge our clients retainer fees or contingency fees. When you hire our firm, you pay nothing out of pocket for experienced lemon law attorney representation in San Jose and throughout California.

If you are tired of taking your vehicle to the dealership for warranty repairs, contact our California lemon law attorneys in San Jose today at (833) 536-6600 (833 LEMON-00). We offer free lemon law consultations, carefully evaluate your case, and provide valuable information so that you may confidently pursue your legal rights.


Car dealerships and auto manufacturers have “customer assistance” personnel and attorneys who specialize in California lemon law claims. Our San Jose lemon law attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to level the playing field and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our team of lemon law attorneys will aggressively fight to protect your rights and get the results you deserve.

Do not let the dealer or manufacturer take advantage of you. When you hire our firm, you get a team of experienced and dedicated lemon law attorneys to fight for you. We fully explain the process each step of the way so that you fully understand your options. Manufacturers and dealerships may give you the runaround or mislead you regarding your rights under the California lemon law. Unlike in other states, California does not require consumers to participate in the arbitration to resolve their Lemon Law claims.

Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting our clients’ lemon law rights in South Bay, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Fransisco the entire Silicon Valley area, and throughout California.

Our attorneys have large national law firm litigation experience. We use this experience to effectively and aggressively prosecute lemon law claims on behalf of our clients.

Should I Agree to Arbitration for My Lemon Law Claim?

Powerful car manufacturers may present arbitration as the best way to resolve your claim. Some may even misrepresent the law and state that arbitration is a requirement, but you do NOT have to attend arbitration proceedings in California for a lemon law claim. When it comes to arbitration, vehicle owners face a panel of “neutral” arbitrators who review your vehicle’s repair history and require the manufacturer to make further repair attempts and offer owners a partial refund. Unfortunately, the car owner rarely comes out ahead in arbitration deals because the supposedly neutral panel is sponsored by the manufacturer. The majority of car owners lose their claim to a full refund or replacement vehicle during arbitration in favor of yet more repair attempts. Then, attempting a lawsuit often fails because the manufacturer uses the panel’s decision against you in court. Some arbitration agreements actually preclude you from filing a lawsuit.

Arbitration panels depend on powerful manufacturers for their business, so they are rarely on your side. Instead of manufacturer-endorsed arbitration, choose a San Jose lemon law lawyer from Young & Young, APC for your claim to greatly increase your chance of a favorable outcome in your case. Because you pay nothing for representation, you have nothing to lose on your lemon law claim with Young & Young, APC, the San Jose lemon law attorneys.


The California lemon law protects San Jose residents who have purchased or leased a new or used vehicle within the manufacturer’s original warranty period. In California, the lemon law requires a manufacturer to promptly repurchase or replace a vehicle when the dealership is unable to repair it after a “reasonable” number of repair attempts or within a reasonable amount of time.


The California lemon law does not state a required number of repair attempts. A “reasonable” number of repair attempts is determined on a case-by-case basis in relation to the type of the vehicle’s defect. In the majority of cases, four or more failed attempts at repairs is enough to qualify your vehicle as a lemon, but fewer repair jobs of long duration or those that created more problems than they resolved may qualify your vehicle as a lemon.

When a car’s defect presents a significant safety hazard, the state requires fewer repair attempts. For vehicles with safety-related defects, this could mean as few as two repair opportunities at the manufacturer’s authorized repair facility.

The lemon law requirement may also be satisfied if the vehicle is in the repair facility for a cumulative total of over 30 days for repair (not necessarily all at one time).

What if I’ve Leased My Lemon?

Many consumers enter into lease agreements for a new vehicle rather than purchasing one. Leasing a car is like renting it with a long-term contract. For drivers of leased vehicles that require multiple repair attempts, have defects that present significant safety hazards, or whose vehicle spends 30 days or more in the repair shop, the California lemon law still applies to them as long as the vehicle remains under the original factory warranty. A successful lemon law claim for a leased vehicle refunds the total amount that the lessee has paid toward their lease agreement and provides a replacement vehicle of similar value.

Does the Lemon Law Apply to a Used Vehicle?

Many used vehicles qualify for a California lemon law claim as long as they meet one or more of the state’s requirements for 4 or more failed repair attempts, serious safety defects, or 30 or more days off the road for repairs. You can make a lemon law claim on your used vehicle if it meets the following requirements:

  • The used vehicle is still covered under the original factory warranty
  • The vehicle wasn’t sold to you “As is.”
  • You bought the vehicle from a dealer, not from an individual in a private sale.

If you aren’t certain if you can make a lemon law claim for your used vehicle, contact our San Jose lemon law attorneys for a free consultation.


If you have been sold a lemon vehicle, you could be entitled to compensation through the California lemon law. At Young & Young APC, our practice is exclusively dedicated to prosecuting California lemon law claims and we provide free lemon law attorney consultations in San Jose and throughout the state. 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 of the same MSRP value; or
  • A cash settlement.