As part of our commitment to helping California consumers who are battling car dealers over lemon law, auto repair fraud or other dealer fraud, the Nita Lemon Law Firm is pleased to provide a list of helpful information and resources. If you believe your car is a lemon, or if you think you have been defraud at a dealership, call 213-232-5055 for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim.
Vehicle Fraud and Lemon Law Resources
Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act – This link takes you to the text of the California lemon law on the California Legislature’s website.
Tanner Consumer Protection Act – Song-Beverly was later updated by Tanner, so this statute contains important lemon law provisions as well.
California Attorney General – The California AG has many resources designed to protect consumers, including this page on buying and maintaining a car with information regarding used car buyer’s rights, new car motor vehicle warranty and lemon law, disputes with auto repair shops, and more.
New Motor Vehicle Board – This program of the California DMV serves many functions, including a consumer mediation program to resolve disputes between consumers and new motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers or distributors.
Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation – The CMVRC was created in 2008 and contains a Consumer Recovery Fund designed to pay claims to consumers who suffer losses when a dealer goes out of business or files for bankruptcy and can’t meet certain obligations to the buyer.
Department of Consumer Affairs – Among the many consumer-oriented resources at the DCA is an informative pamphlet on California Lemon Law called Lemon-aid For Consumers.
Bureau of Automotive Repair – This agency enforces provisions of the Automotive Repair Act. BAR investigates complaints and mediates disputes when consumers believe they have not received quality automotive repair services.
Kelley Blue Book – The Kelley Blue Book has long been a trusted resource for determining car values. This resource can be helpful when trying to assess a fair replacement cost for a vehicle. The NADAGuides is another similar resource listing new car prices and used car book values.
National Motor Vehicle Title Information System – This division of the Department of Justice works to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles, and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. Resources at this website include vehicle history reports and used car buying tips.
More Consumer Law Resources
Consumers Legal Remedies Act – Go here to read the text of the CLRA, California’s primary law to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive practices such as bait and switch or false advertising.
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles – This local organization is actually the largest association of plaintiff’s attorneys in the country. CAALA works to keep people safe from defective products, dangerous drugs, unfair business practices, and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct in all its many forms.
Consumer Product Safety Commission – The CPSC monitors the safety of the entire range of consumer products, including children’s toys, clothing, bedding and furniture; small appliances; household goods and more.
Recalls.gov – This website was established as a “one-stop shop” for safety recalls. Find about product safety recalls regarding consumer products, vehicles, food and drugs, and much more, all in one place. You can also sign up to receive alerts as new recalls are issued, which is always.
Federal Trade Commission – The FTC devotes a section of its website to providing consumer information on topics such as identity theft, credit scams, unlawful telemarketing, and more. For identity theft specifically, visit IdentityTheft.gov.