California lemon law

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CA lemon law is a state law. Other states have Lemon laws too. However, these laws differ from one another in several aspects. You can learn more about this law here: http://www.lemonlawcourt.com/

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California lemon law

  1. 1.  What is California Lemon Law all About? The Margarian Law Firm
  2. 2. Definition of Lemon A lemon car may be defined as one that has got too many defects and/or problems that hinder its effective operation and may cause injuries and even fatalities.
  3. 3. The Lemon Law Lemon Law (Federal Law) Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act CA lemon law (state law) Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act   Other state Lemon Laws For more:  http://www.lemonlawcourt.com/car-consumer-guide/faq/   
  4. 4. Vehicles covered by the CA Lemon Law New motor vehicle  The chassis cab of a motor home A dealer-owned vehicle A demonstrator vehicle Other vehicle sold with a  manufacturer’s new car warranty
  5. 5. The vehicle must: Be used mainly for personal, family or household purposes Have a gross vehicle weight no more than 10,000 pounds Be used mainly for business purposes by any person or business to which at least 1 but not more than 5 motor vehicles are registered in California Vehicles covered by the CA Lemon Law 10,000 pounds
  6. 6. The motor vehicle must have been: Purchased or leased in California Purchased or leased by a full-time active duty member of the Armed Forces who was registered or residing in California at the time of purchase or lease or at the time the claim is filed Vehicles covered by the CA Lemon Law
  7. 7. Problems covered by the CA Lemon Law The lemon law covers vehicles with malfunctions that: Are covered by the manufacturer’s written new vehicle warranty Substantially impair the value, use, or safety of the vehicle to the consumer
  8. 8. The California lemon law does not cover vehicle problems that have arisen due to owner negligence and abuse. Problems NOT covered by the CA Lemon Law
  9. 9. Reasonable number of repair attempts The same problem resulted in a condition that could lead to a fatality and if the vehicle has been subject to repairs at least twice by the manufacturer and the owner has at least once directly notified the manufacturer about the need for repair. If, within 18 months from delivery or 18,000 miles on the vehicle odometer:
  10. 10. The same problem has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer and the consumer has at least once directly notified the manufacturer that the vehicle needs repair Reasonable number of repair attempts If, within 18 months from delivery or 18,000 miles on the vehicle odometer:
  11. 11. The vehicle has been out of service for over 30 calendar days (cumulatively) due to repair of one or more nonconformities by the manufacturer. Reasonable number of repair attempts If, within 18 months from delivery or 18,000 miles on the vehicle odometer:
  12. 12. Remedies under the CA Lemon Law Repurchase of owned vehicles Repurchase of leased vehicles Replacement
  13. 13. Most common vehicle defects Unintended Acceleration Defective Airbags Brake Failure Defective Tires Defective Seatbelts Engine Defects For more: http://www.lemonlawcourt.com/common-car- defects/#.U7AV7fmSxzo
  14. 14. Who to turn to? If you think you have got a LEMON, you should contact a Lemon Law attorney in your state.
  15. 15. The Margarian Law Firm 801 N Brand Blvd, Ste 210 Glendale, California (818)-553-1000 http://margarianlaw.com/
  16. 16. Thank you! 

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