The Lemon Law
In California, the state where the automobile reigns supreme, it is only fitting that the California Lemon Law be one of the most feared (by manufacturers) and therefore, most effective lemon laws in the country. Unlike many other states which require that the consumer jump through innumerable hoops, or experience repeated defects with their car in an unrealistically short time or mileage period, the California Lemon Law typically allows for a consumer to pursue a remedy as long as the car was subject to a reasonable number of warranty repairs. It also provides an avenue for attorneys to collect the consumer’s costs and fees directly from the manufacturer.
The Lemon Law covers cars that have had repairs completed while covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. California’s is one of the best in the country.
The Lemon Law does not always apply just to new cars. Even if your vehicle was not new when you purchased it, you may still have a claim.
Sometimes referred to as the Federal Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act can help you to recover damages related to your lemon vehicle.