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Can I File a Lemon Law Claim, Even If My Warranty Has Expired?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

California’s Lemon Law offers buyers of new and certain used vehicles a right to compensation or replacement of a vehicle when it has an unrepairable defect. Normally, only vehicles covered by warranty are eligible for a remedy under the Lemon Law, but there are cases when owners of a defective vehicle may have a… Read More »

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California’s Laws For Sales of “Certified” Used Cars

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Buying a used car can feel like a little bit of a gamble. Even if you feel knowledgeable about cars and give the vehicle a thorough examination before making a purchase, issues can pop up after the car is off the lot that will suddenly turn a good deal sour. Many used car buyers… Read More »

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What are Three Common Problems with Lemon Law Buyback Offers?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Vehicle manufacturers want to give themselves the best deal possible when buying back a vehicle that’s been deemed a lemon. Manufacturers often attempt to take advantage of the customer’s inexperience by inserting terms into a buyback offer that are not in the customer’s best interests. With the help of a skilled attorney, consumers can… Read More »

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California Laws on Buying and Selling Junked or Salvage Vehicles

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

California has many laws discouraging auto dealer fraud, but this doesn’t stop unscrupulous car dealers from attempting to scam vulnerable car buyers. In some cases, car dealers will sell salvage vehicles without disclosing the fact that the car has sustained major damage in a crash or other accident. Learn more about California’s laws on… Read More »

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The “Yo-Yo Financing” or “Spot Delivery” Scam in California

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Auto dealers are not always the most scrupulous people.  Many dealers try to take advantage of unsuspecting buyers, particularly those with bad credit, by employing a bait-and-switch technique designed to trap buyers into unfair auto purchase terms.  It happens like this:  You go to a dealership, pick a car you like, strike a deal… Read More »

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The Mileage Offset in Calculating Lemon Law Buyback

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

A successful California Lemon Law claim will often result in a vehicle buyback. A buyback is a refund of what the owner has paid for the defective car so far, but the manufacturer will also take certain deductions from this amount. The mileage offset is the main deduction that the manufacturer will make to… Read More »

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Why Do Lemon Law Claims Get Denied?

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Many California car owners who purchase defective vehicles are forced to file Lemon Law claims so that they can get their money back and be reimbursed for the money and time spent seeking repairs. Some of these claims—even when entirely valid—get denied by auto manufacturers. Read on to learn about some of the most… Read More »

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Ford Issues Recall of Potentially-Incendiary Charging Cable

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Recall notices can feel inconvenient and often go disregarded by owners, but some involve critical fixes or replacements. Defective vehicles or vehicle accessories may have dangerous effects and result in costly damage should they fail to function as promised. Ford has recently issued a recall notice of a charging cable that affects roughly 50,000… Read More »

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Watch Out for These Common Forms of Auto Sale Fraud

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

Getting stuck with a lemon vehicle isn’t the only way that California car sale customers become the victims of a bad deal, nor is a lawsuit under California’s Lemon Law the only way that defrauded consumers can get compensated after being defrauded by a dishonest car dealer. There are many ways that car dealers… Read More »

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Study Finds that New Cars Aren’t as Reliable as Buyers May Believe

By Nita Lemon Law Firm |

There are many reasons that buyers give for purchasing a new car rather than a used one: they may want a car in line with the latest design trends or the updated safety or comfort features offered by the newest model, but one reason that comes up very often is the desire to avoid… Read More »

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