If you go to a dealership to buy a luxury vehicle, you’re looking for social status and emotional gratification. Even so, it might be a lemon, bringing untold pain. A lemon car manufacturer’s defects make it unreliable.
A luxury vehicle that turns out to be a lemon is also expensive to maintain. If it breaks down on the highway, you may need to incur accommodation charges, car rental, or towing charges.
Fortunately, California’s lemon law for luxury vehicles protects consumers who buy cars with manufacturer defects.
If you own a luxury vehicle with manufacturer defects, consider speaking to an experienced lemon law attorney about your legal options.
Luxury cars are known for their advanced features, exquisite design, and superior performance, but they aren’t immune to common issues that can affect any vehicle. Each luxury brand has its own set of challenges, reflecting the complexity of the high-end automotive market.
Despite Cadillac’s reputation for innovation, some models have faced issues with electronic components, including infotainment and navigation systems. Electrical glitches and software bugs can occasionally impact the driving experience.
While Lexus is recognized for its reliability, some models have encountered problems related to the complex hybrid systems. Issues with the hybrid battery or the integration of electric and gasoline components may arise.
High-performance vehicles like Porsches may experience challenges with suspension components, particularly in models with advanced adaptive suspension systems. Regular maintenance and careful driving are crucial to mitigate these concerns.
Bentleys, known for their opulence, can sometimes suffer from air suspension problems. Air suspension leaks and failures may affect ride quality and comfort.
Maseratis have been associated with occasional issues in terms of electrical systems and transmission reliability. Routine maintenance and prompt attention to warning signs can help prevent major problems.
Both iconic Italian brands occasionally face overheating issues, especially in their high-performance models. The extreme power generated by their engines can lead to challenges in managing heat dissipation.
Despite their reputation for luxury, some Mercedes-Benz models have experienced issues related to complex electronics and air suspension systems. Regular servicing and software updates are crucial to address potential concerns.
California lemon law for luxury vehicles covers the following new and used vehicles with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty:
If a manufacturer or dealer can’t repair a luxury vehicle with a severe warranty defect after a ‘’reasonable number’’ of repair attempts, the manufacturer must either:
A vehicle becomes a lemon if it has substantial defects that impact its value, use, and safety. The malfunction should impair the vehicle somehow without making it undrivable.
Suppose a consumer bought a luxury vehicle hoping to make long road trips multiple times to visit family members in another state. Unfortunately, the car develops excessive oil consumption problems, making it expensive and inconvenient for long distances.
The excessive oil consumption defect has impaired consumers’ intent even if they can still drive short distances just fine. Other vehicle defects that threaten the safety of passengers and drivers can make a luxury vehicle to be considered a lemon.
If your luxury vehicle is under warranty and you’re experiencing any of the following defects, you may be eligible for a refund or replacement under lemon law:
While California’s lemon law for luxury cars covers many defects, there are still a few exceptions, including:
Whether it is the frequent stalling or the increased maintenance cost, owning a lemon car is a frustrating experience. As such, you deserve representation from an experienced attorney to maximize your chances of a fair outcome.
LemonLaw123 lead attorney Valerie G. Campbell has a 99% success rate, which gives us the confidence to represent you.
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