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Professional mechanic working screwdriver and motorcycle repairs. Handsome young man repairing motorcycle in repair shop.Motorcycle enthusiasts in California look forward to hitting the open road with their bikes, expecting a smooth and enjoyable ride. However, sometimes the dream ride never materializes due to recurring mechanical issues. When your motorcycle spends more time in the repair shop than on the road, it’s crucial to know your rights under California’s Lemon Law. At Nita Lemon Law Firm, we focus on helping riders navigate the complexities of the law and fight for the justice they deserve. Learn more below about the lemon law for motorcycles, and if you are having trouble getting your vehicle repaired under the manufacturer’s warranty, contact Nita Lemon Law Firm to explore your options with a skilled and knowledgeable California lemon law attorney.

What Is the Motorcycle Lemon Law in California?

California’s Lemon Law, officially known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and the Tanner Consumer Protection Act, is designed to protect consumers who purchase or lease new vehicles, including motorcycles, that fail to meet quality and performance standards. If your motorcycle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty and has a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety, you may be entitled to relief under the Lemon Law.

To qualify, your motorcycle must have a defect covered by the manufacturer’s warranty that has not been fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts. The defect must be one that substantially impairs the value, safety or use of the vehicle. Although the law does not specify how many times you have to bring your bike in for repair before you have a lemon law claim, there is a presumption your machine is a lemon if any of the following circumstances occur within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles after you took delivery of your motorcycle:

  • At least two attempts for serious safety issues
  • At least four attempts for other problems
  • Your motorcycle has been out of service for repairs for more than 30 cumulative (not necessarily consecutive) days

Remedies Under the Lemon Law

If your motorcycle qualifies as a lemon, you may be entitled to one of the following remedies:

  1. Replacement: The manufacturer may replace your defective motorcycle with a new one that is substantially identical to the original.

  2. Refund: Alternatively, you can opt for a refund of the purchase or lease price, including taxes, registration fees, and any other related expenses. The manufacturer may deduct a reasonable usage fee based on the miles driven before the first repair attempt.

  3. Cash Settlement: In some cases, you may negotiate a cash settlement that allows you to keep the motorcycle while compensating you for the diminished value due to the defects.

How Nita Lemon Law Firm Can Help

Navigating the Lemon Law process can be complex and challenging. At Nita Lemon Law, we are seasoned professionals who represent motorcycle riders and other vehicle owners throughout the state of California. Our Los Angeles law firm can help you:

  • Understand your rights and determine if your motorcycle qualifies under the Lemon Law.
  • Gather and organize the necessary documentation and evidence to support your claim.
  • Communicate effectively with the manufacturer and dealerships to assert your rights.
  • Negotiate a favorable resolution, whether it’s a replacement, refund, or cash settlement.
  • Represent you in court if litigation becomes necessary to enforce your rights.

It’s important to keep detailed records of all repair attempts, including dates, the nature of the defects, and the duration of time your motorcycle was in the shop. Sharing this information with your lawyer can be crucial to putting forward a successful claim that maximizes your compensation.

Is Your Motorcycle a Lemon? Contact Nita Lemon Law Firm in Los Angeles for Help

If you’re experiencing ongoing issues with your motorcycle, you don’t have to navigate the Lemon Law process alone. Nita Lemon Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for riders’ rights and ensuring that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and explore your options under California’s Motorcycle Lemon Law. Call attorney Nick Nita toll-free statewide at 877-921-5256 or email Nick directly at nick@nitalemonlaw.com. He will personally evaluate your case and promptly respond to your inquiries.

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