If you think you’ve purchased a lemon, we can help you unravel the lemon laws that determine the qualifications for a case.
You roll out of the dealership with your new vehicle. You’ve spent money on what you thought was a good purchase.
Then the problems begin. You find yourself in the shop – dealing with one car problem after the next. You are constantly on the phone and dropping your defective vehicle off at the dealership. You are driving a rental what seems like more often than you have your own car. Bottom line, you are spending hour after hour dealing with problems you know you shouldn’t be having – you suspect you have a lemon.
You’re not stuck. There are “lemon laws” under which you have rights. Each case is different because your rights are defined by the lemon laws in California and the warranty that came with your vehicle. The good news is – your lemon law rights could be far greater than you think and we’re here to help you fight for them.
If you feel like you’ve been sold a lemon automobile and you attempt to go directly to the dealer to solve the problem – don’t get frustrated if issues aren’t getting resolved. Dealerships know that most people aren’t aware that they can get legal help without paying attorneys’ fees. They don’t back down because they don’t expect you to fully take advantage of your lemon law rights.
No attorneys’ fees – There’s no excuse not to fight back, 99% of our cases settle without ever going to trial. You have nothing to lose but your lemon.
More often than not lemon law conflicts require legal help. Most people don’t know that they can get help with no payment of attorneys’ fees. When you work with LemonLaw123.com – you can.
LemonLaw123.com handles lemon law claims this way, to help you end the hassle and expense of driving a lemon automobile without spending even more money on attorneys’ fees. How? LemonLaw123.com utilizes many of the consumer laws that provide for payment of these fees by the manufacturer when the lemon law claim is successful.
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LemonLaw123.com is able to handle your case AT NO COST TO YOU. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Sit back and relax while we handle the heavy lifting. This is what we do.
If your vehicle meets the requirements of California’s Song Beverly Act, we will handle all the aspects of getting your vehicle repurchased or replaced, or getting you a cash settlement.
My name is Valerie G. Fernandez Campbell, The Lemon Law Lady. I have been focusing on Lemon Law for my entire career since graduating from UCLA School of Law. I started out working on the “dark side,” defending car manufacturers. After an experience with my own lemon vehicle, I realized that I was on the wrong side and needed to make a change.
I founded LemonLaw123.com to help people who feel unsafe in their vehicle or are frustrated with the process of repeatedly taking their vehicle to the dealer for the same concerns. My goal is to make the legal process as streamlined as possible for you. We will work together to get you the best result we can. With my extensive history working on behalf of car manufacturers and negotiating settlements, I know what they are looking for, how they work, and how to best present your case.
LemonLaw123.com will never pass you off to an inexperienced associate attorney. Your case will be directly handled by Valerie G. Fernandez Campbell, the “Lemon Law Lady”.
By concentrating in one area, we can offer you the experience necessary to handle your case. We are convinced that this leads to better understanding of the complex issues involved in lemon law cases, which leads to outstanding results for our clients.
Our law firm ensures our clients receive the best possible legal representation & that our clients’ needs & concerns are addressed in a prompt, suitable manner.
Attorney Valerie G. Fernandez Campbell has personally handled over 500 lemon law cases and settlements. Our experience and results matter.
Although no lawyer can guarantee success, we have secured a favorable result in over 99% of the cases we have seen to a final outcome.
We do not charge a fee and will not seek reimbursement for our expenses unless we win your case. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
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LemonLaw123.com will never pass you off to an inexperienced associate attorney. Your case will be directly handled by Valerie G. Fernandez Campbell, the “Lemon Law Lady,” a UCLA and Harvard educated attorney specializing 100% of her practice on consumer warranty protection. She has personally handled over 500 lemon law cases and settlements.
You can be confident your case will receive the personal attention it deserves. If required, you’ll be able to meet or talk directly with the attorney that will represent you throughout your case. Our team will keep you informed with regular updates, as well.
California’s lemon law says consumers have the right to a refund or replacement when they buy vehicles that need constant repairs or have serious and persistent mechanical problems. Formally known as the Tanner Consumer Protection Act, the lemon law covers all motor vehicles sold or leased in California with a manufacturer’s warranty. It lays out the process dissatisfied vehicle buyers can follow to recover the money they paid for a “lemon” and all related costs, like repairs and towing.
The law covers all types of motor vehicles sold with a manufacturer’s warranty in California.
The majority of Lemon Law cases are attributed to defective brand new and even not “new motor vehicle” automobiles. Our California car lemon law attorneys can help.
When you purchase or lease a new motorcycle the California Lemon Law can be a very powerful tool when dealing with giant vehicle manufacturers. Reach out to our motorcycle lemon law attorneys in California if you have been sold a lemon.
If the manufacturer or dealer is unable to service or repair the truck they sold to you, then the California Lemon Law protects you.
Have you purchased a defective recreational vehicle (RV)? You’re not alone. Our California RV Lemon Law Attorneys can help.
If the manufacturer or dealer is unable to service or repair the bus to meet the terms of the warranty then the manufacturer is required to replace the vehicle or refund your money.
As well as the part of a motor home that functions as a vehicle (not the part used as a habitation).
Leased vehicles are covered, because they should have a warranty. Used vehicles can be covered as long as the manufacturer’s original warranty applies. Cars used for business qualify as long as the business owns five or fewer vehicles. Vehicles intended for off-road use, like ATVs and “dirt bikes,” are not covered but you still have protection under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.
People go into the car dealership saying they want a reliable car that’s going to last.
General Motors Company only offers a short 3 year/36,000-mile warranty. To get proper representation in the court you should have an aggressive attorney.
Chevrolet is the fourth-largest automobile brand in the world. The Chevy Bolt is ranked the #12 worst lemon on the market, and the Chevy Equinox is #18.
Honda is in second place for making the fewest lemons (just one lemon per every 2 million vehicles). Their warranty isn’t the best (3 years/36,000 miles), but that doesn’t exempt them from occurring.
Acura offers one of the longest powertrain warranty of any automaker: 6 years or 70,000 miles.
Audi makes two of the hardest cars to fix on the road today, the Audi A8 and the Audi R8 Spyder. The Q5 is their most reliable vehicle, and the A3 Saloon is their least reliable. They rank 34th out of 40 on the Reliability Index.
The Chrysler Pacifica is the #2 worst lemon out there today. This is not helped by the manufacturer’s super short 3 year/36,000-mile warranty.
The Dodge Journey is the #7 biggest lemon made today, and the Dodge Durango is #10. Just like Chrysler, don’t expect much protection from the 3 year/36,000-mile warranty either.
The Ford Fusion Energy is the #5 biggest lemon out today. Like so many American automakers, they also offer an industry “bare minimum” warranty of 3 years/36,000 miles.
And the winner for making the most lemons…yes, it’s Hyundai! The Hyundai Santa Fe is the single biggest lemon on the road, and the Hyundai Tucson is not far behind at #4. Does the 5 year/60,000-mile warranty comfort consumers? Not always.
Jeep takes the crown on being the only automaker with three of the top 18 lemons: Cherokee (#6), Grand Cherokee (#11), and Renegade (#13).
Kia is consistently ranked one of the top automakers on the reliability index. Their cushy 5 year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is also a plus over competitors like Honda.
Lexus offers one of the longest powertrain warranties: 6 years or 70,000 miles.
Don’t be seduced by “German engineering.” The Mercedes CLA is #9 biggest lemon on the road today, and the GLC is #8. They also make one of the hardest cars to repair, the G Class. The Reliability Index ranked them 30th out of 40. The warranty covers you for 4 years or 50,000 miles.
The Nissan Titan is the #15 worst lemon on the road. Yet another source ranked the Nissan GT-R as one of the least reliable cars on the road as well. Neither of these findings is made better by the 3 year/36,00- mile warranty.
Subaru also offers a bare bones 3 year/36,000-mile warranty.
Their Model S is the third biggest lemon on the road today and their Model X is #16. Tesla’s bumper-to-bumper warranty is an acceptable 4 years/50,000 miles, but their powertrain warranty (8 years) is one of the longest available.
Despite a meaty 6 year/72,000-mile warranty, Volkswagen produced 0.6574 lemons per every 1,000 cars they sell. Unfortunately, the average amount of lemon law claims per 1,000 cars sold is way lower at just 0.1670.
If your vehicle’s manufacturer does not promptly offer you a replacement or refund for a known lemon, you should contact expert lemon law attorney Valerie G. Fernandez Campbell. We will file a lawsuit seeking the money or replacement that you’re legally entitled to. The manufacturer may settle with you outside of court, or your case may go to trial. Attorney Valerie G. Fernandez Campbell can tell you more about the process in your own lemon law case.
If you win a lemon law claim, you can choose to either replace your vehicle at no cost to you or receive a full refund. This is your choice, not the “manufacturers”. In a lemon lawsuit, you are also entitled to ask for a refund of all the additional costs the lemon caused, such as towing and rental cars.
Retaining an experienced attorney will ensure you do not waive any of your rights. Even if you would prefer to “settle” and just get “some of your payments back,” working with an attorney will help you negotiate the process. And, again, this is all done at no cost to you, as our services will be paid for by the manufacturer.
You will find here the answer to the most common questions regarding Lemon Law
Yes. Manufacturers can afford some of the best California attorneys to fight against consumer claims and lemon laws. You should ask if the attorney that will handle your case has any experience working for manufacturers in lemon law. Does your attorney know the ins and outs, tricks and maneuvers employed by dealers, manufacturers, and their attorneys? Ask your potential attorney about this important experience. LemonLaw123.com has this experience. The law firm of LemonLaw123.com believes that success in winning your lemon law case is based on: 1. Education 2. Ethics 3. Experience
When a lot of cars are mass produced by a motor vehicle manufacturer, the occasional mistake can be made, overlooked or missed by inspectors. Sometimes, a bad design can even be put into production.
If you’ve bought a car, truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle and you got one of the “mistakes,” you have a way in California to reverse your bad luck. The State of California recognizes that their help is needed to defend your warranty rights against the large and powerful manufacturers of motor vehicles.
They are state and federal consumer protection laws that were enacted to protect consumers from the reluctance of motor vehicle manufacturers to treat consumers in a fair and honorable manner. When your manufacturer cannot honor their warranties and treat consumers in a fair and reasonable fashion, the laws provide protection to those who have bought or leased these motor vehicles. The laws allow manufacturers a reasonable number of repair attempts, but manufacturers who fail to properly repair the motor vehicle must either replace the vehicle or refund the consumer’s money. The defect or problem with the motor vehicle must be substantial and the manufacturer must be given an opportunity to repair.
If LemonLaw123.com and your records show your motor vehicle is a lemon, you can receive three things:
1. A replacement vehicle or cash refund.
2. All your monthly payments, registration costs, taxes paid and down payment.
3. Your reasonable costs and expenses such as towing costs, rental costs and your reasonable fees and costs for an attorney.
The lemon law protection begins after the first time it was taken to the dealer to correct or repair the problem. If you delay reporting the problem of the motor vehicle to the dealer, the manufacturer is entitled to deduct a usage fee for the miles you used the vehicle without any problems. This means the manufacturer can request that you pay a usage fee for the good or trouble free miles you drove the motor vehicle before you reported the problem.
Manufacturers can offer to replace your vehicle with a new model just like your current “lemon” vehicle. If you loved the vehicle, but wish it was not a “lemon” you would receive the replacement model and your loan or lease payment would remain the same. You can be charged for any use you made of the vehicle before you reported the problem to a dealer and any taxes or fees that are owed.
Solving a lemon law claim can take as little as 30 days. However, some lemon law cases are complicated and often take 3-6 months to complete.
Most lemon law attorneys charge contingency fees at the rate of between 30-40%. Although California lemon law requires a manufacturer to pay the legal fee after the consumer wins the case, it’s essential to understand the breakdown.
If the used vehicle you purchased is no longer covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty, your car may still qualify as a lemon if the dealer you purchased it from included their own warranty (usually a 30, 60, or 90-day warranty, if anything).
Sometimes, under certain conditions, a used California vehicle can be covered by the lemon law. Specifically, California Civil Code 1793.33 says that most vehicles in California that are still under the manufacturer’s original warranty, new or used, are covered by the lemon law. To discuss your specific situation and vehicle, consult with a Lemon Law […]
If you have a defective vehicle that you leased or purchased and it still qualifies under the initial manufacturer warranty, you might have important rights under California’s lemon law. These rights can include having your vehicle replaced or repurchased by the dealer. However, you need to take certain steps to meet lemon law requirements, and […]
The California Lemon Law, outlined in Civ. Code § 1793.2 et seq. is designed to protect consumers who have purchased cars that are not working as they should. Car purchases are often very high-pressure situations, so the government provides extra safeguards for consumers who get stuck with one of these major purchases that is not […]