California Lemon Law for Luxury Cars: Legal Help for Owners

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.

Common Issues With Luxury Cars

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.

Lamborghini and Ferrari

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.


California Lemon Law for Luxury Cars

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.

What Does California Lemon Law for Luxury Vehicles Cover?

California lemon law for luxury vehicles covers the following new and used vehicles with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty:

  • Cars, vans, pick-up trucks, and SUVs
  • Demonstrators and dealer-owned vehicles
  • Chassis cab, chassis, and drive train of a motorhome
  • Luxury vehicles bought or leased for commercial reasons
  • Luxury vehicles purchased or leased for household or personal purposes

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:

  • Replace the vehicle
  • Refund its buying price(luxury car buyback)

Defects Covered By California Lemon Law for Luxury Cars

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:

  • Defective airbags
  • Service brake failure
  • Power steering loss
  • Intermittent headlights
  • Engine failure
  • Electrical system malfunction
  • Defective seat belts
  • Faulty pump failure
  • Defective power train

While California’s lemon law for luxury cars covers many defects, there are still a few exceptions, including:

  • Malfunctions caused by accidents
  • Defects due to owner negligence
  • Malfunction caused by unauthorized repair and alterations to the vehicle

Speak to a Trusted Lemon Law Attorney To Obtain a Refund or Replacement

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.

Contact us online or call us at 657.529.5239 for a free case review.

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