If you buy a car, truck or SUV, new or used, that is still covered by a manufacturer’s warranty in California, you may be covered by the California Lemon Law. The lemon law states that a vehicle in this state is a lemon if, after a certain number of repair attempts for a problem that affects use, value or safety of the vehicle, the problem still exists. You may be entitled to a refund or a new vehicle.
Every purchaser of a new or used vehicle is entitled to coverage under the California Lemon Law.Purchasers of a leased, used vehicle, as long as it has the original manufacturer’s warranty in place, may be entitled to coverage as well.
For the vehicle to qualify as a lemon, it must be shown after a reasonable number of service attempts that the dealer cannot fix the vehicle and the defect impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle. General standards that are set forth by California law are as follows:
Note that the above are presumptions. The car manufacturer could allege that the vehicle is a lemon only if it meets the narrow criteria above. But the law does not actually state this. If you have a non-presumption case that does not fit into the above scenarios, it is wise to talk to a lemon law attorney in Beaumont, California.
If the vehicle is deemed a lemon, you have the following remedies at your disposal:
Also, the consumer could be entitled to the diminished value of the car because of the repair problems. This is known as cash-and-keep, where the vehicle owner does keep the vehicle but is given cash compensation.
Sometimes a consumer has a lemon but is not able to get a remedy for it because the consumer neglected to have the vehicle properly serviced. There are several things you should do to keep your right to bring a claim:
Beaumont is in Riverside City, California, and is near San Gorgonio Mountain and north of San Jacinto Peak. It is bordered on the east by Banning and on the south by San Jacinto. To the west is Calimesa and to the north is Cherry Valley. Currently, Beaumont has a population of 36,800. The median income of Beaumont is $67,700. The nearby Highland Springs Resort was established in 1884 and hosts the state’s largest certified organic lavender farm.