Do You Need a Car in San Diego?

San Diego is a beautiful city that is undeniably geared toward drivers. If the car that you purchased to get you around San Diego is a lemon, it can leave you without a mode of transportation – while you remain saddled with that hefty car payment. If this is the difficult situation you find yourself in, an experienced San Diego lemon law attorney can help. 

Why You Need a Car in San Diego

There is a nearly endless list of reasons why you might need a car to make the most of San Diego, but some of the primary reasons include:

  • A car is a reliable means of getting to work on time. 
  • A car allows you to tackle the many tasks that make up the schedule of daily living.
  • A car allows you to enjoy everything that San Diego has to offer.

If your car is a lemon, it can affect your ability to earn a living and also your ability to live your best life. 

What Is a Lemon?

There are both state and federal laws, called lemon laws, that address the matter of purchased or leased vehicles that are defective. The lemon law basics are that if a manufacturer is unable to adequately repair a vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts, it must either replace the defective vehicle or must return the consumer’s purchase price. In other words, if your car is a lemon, there are consumer protections in place to help you. 

What You Should Know

While every California lemon law case is unique to the circumstances involved, there are some legal basics you should know if you believe your car is a lemon, including:

  • Lemon laws cover all new vehicles and all leased and used vehicles that remain under the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty.
  • Only vehicles that are sold or leased in the State of California are covered by the state’s lemon laws, and you will need to address the matter of a vehicle bought elsewhere in the state of purchase. 
  • California lemon laws cover vehicles for the first 18 months after initial purchase or lease – or that have fewer than 18,000 miles on them – whichever comes first. 
  • When a vehicle does not function properly (under its written warranty) after the manufacturer or dealer has had a reasonable number of attempts, automakers are responsible for either replacing the vehicle or buying it back.

A reasonable number of attempts in this context is two times for a defect that could, if left unrepaired, lead to injury or death – or four attempts at fixing the same issue. Finally, if the vehicle in question has spent more than 30 days total in the shop for repairs, the lemon law may kick in. 

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

At LemonLaw123, we take your vehicle concerns seriously and have the impressive experience and drive to help. Your ability to get around matters, so please don’t delay contacting or calling us at 657-529-5239 for more information today.

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