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Myths About the California Lemon Law Buyback
California’s Lemon Law protects auto buyers when they are sold a defective vehicle. Many people do not know precisely how the Lemon Law works, often because dealerships intentionally spread misinformation. Below, we address and resolve several of the more common myths about the California Lemon Law and auto buybacks. If you’ve been sold a… Read More »
Purchasing a California Lemon Law Buyback
If you own or lease a vehicle in California that is still under warranty, you are protected by California’s Lemon Law. If you identify a covered defect, you have the right to a repair, refund, or replacement. If you get a refund, that essentially means that the manufacturer has purchased your vehicle back from… Read More »
Is There a Time Limit to File Lemon Law Claims In California?
California’s Lemon Law protects auto buyers and lessors who are sold a defective vehicle. The Lemon Law is, however, subject to certain procedural requirements. It’s not an automatic fix unless you follow the law, adhere to court rules, and provide appropriate evidence. Among other things, Lemon Law claims are subject to certain time limits…. Read More »
Hyundai, Kia Recall 500,000 Cars Due to Dangerous Engine Defect
As we’ve said before, auto manufacturers are notorious for putting products onto the market that are simply not up to snuff. Recently, we discussed a recall issued by Hyundai relating to engine failure and potential engine fires. That recall was, apparently, only the tip of the iceberg for the automaker. Just this month, Hyundai… Read More »
Defects Covered by California Lemon Law
California’s Lemon Law is an amalgamation of consumer protection laws that help consumers who purchase defective cars. If you buy a car, whether new or used (so long as it is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty), and your car shows up defective, you have the right to repair, refund, or replacement. If they… Read More »
Hyundai Issues Recall for Recent Model Elantras, Konas, and Velosters Related to Dangerous Engine Failure
The never-ending line of major auto manufacturer recall announcements continues. The latest manufacturer to sell us dangerously defective vehicles: Hyundai. Hyundai Motor America recently issued a recall of newer models of its Elantra, Kona, and Veloster lines. According to the recall campaign reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles covered… Read More »
Does Lemon Law Apply to Motorcycles Too?
California’s Lemon Law is a set of consumer protection provisions that guarantee purchasers of covered motor vehicles are not stuck with defective, dangerous automobiles and no recourse. When people think about the Lemon Law, they tend to think of defective cars. Is the Lemon Law limited to cars, or does it apply to other… Read More »
Is Lemon Law Limited By Mileage?
When you buy or lease a new vehicle, or you purchase a used vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, you are protected by California’s Lemon Law. The Lemon Law is meant to protect auto buyers who are sold duds, defective vehicles. The Lemon Law gives you the right to return a defective… Read More »
Lemon Law – What is That?
When you purchase a vehicle, you assume it will be in good working order. You have the right to a working car, at least until you’ve put tens of thousands of miles on it and put it through the wringer. If your car is already defective by the time you get it home, you… Read More »
Does My Car Qualify For Lemon Law?
California’s Lemon Law protects auto buyers who purchase a vehicle with an inherent defect that prevents the buyer from enjoying the vehicle they thought they were purchasing. Pursuant to the Lemon Law, dealerships must either fix the defect, replace the car, or buy it back from the customer, depending on the circumstances. The Lemon… Read More »