The Buena Park, CA, lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima are pleased to represent citizens of this community who need to file a lemon law claim. The California lemon law is one of the most robust in the United States. As a Buena Park, CA, resident, you have many strong legal options if you bought a new or used car with serious defects under the original factory warranty. If you have purchased a vehicle that you think is a lemon, please talk to a Neale & Fhima lemon law attorney for a free consultation at (949) 661-1007.
If you live in California, you should understand that our lemon law is more far-reaching than similar laws of most other states. For example, most California consumers think the law applies only to new vehicles under warranty. In reality, if you buy a used car under the original warranty, you still can qualify for lemon law protections. In some situations, it is possible that the lemon law could cover your vehicle even if the factory warranty is no longer in effect. This could be the case if you tried to fix the car when the warranty was still in effect.
The lemon law gives you the option of replacement or repayment even if the car’s defect is unrelated to safety. If the flaw is related to the value or use of the car, you still can get a replacement or refund.
Our experienced lemon law attorneys in Buena Park are qualified to offer lemon law legal representation across the state. We have years of experience using our lemon law legal skills to ensure that clients with a lemon law claim get as much compensation as possible.
Overview of the California Lemon Law
The California lemon law is intended to protect consumers who have a serious defect with their purchased or leased vehicle when it is still under warranty. Some of the important features of this law to know are:
- The lemon law applies to any vehicle defect that occurs under the factory warranty that has an effect on the use, value or safety of the car. Even if the car was bought used, the law will still protect you. The types of flaws that are covered under the lemon law are many and varied. One of the most common covered defects is major brake and/or antilock brake problems.
- If the dealer cannot repair your car, it has to replace it with a new vehicle or give you a refund. But you should expect that the dealer will reduce your refund based on the mileage you put on the vehicle.
- Car manufacturers are given a ‘reasonable’ number of attempts to repair your car before it is legally called a lemon. This is usually four repair attempts to fix the same problem. But if your car has a major safety-related problem, the dealer has only two attempts. If the car is at the dealer for 30 days or more since you owned it, you also may be entitled to a replacement or refund.
- Do not be surprised if the dealer fights the claim. You probably will want to have a Buena Park lemon law lawyer fighting for you. Call us for a free consultation at (949) 661-1007.
About Buena Park, CA
Buena Park is a city in northwestern Orange County, CA. It is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and is situated 12 miles northwest of Santa Ana. The current population is 80,500. Buena Park is the home of several interesting tourist attractions, such as Knott’s Berry Farm. Also, be sure to check out the 105-acre Ralph B. Clark Regional Park that is situated at the foot of the West Coyote Hills. It was opened in 1981 and features an amphitheater, nature trails and a fishing pond.
Contact a Buena Park, CA, Lemon Law Attorney Today
At Neale & Fhima, we firmly believe that auto manufacturers should make the customer whole when there is a major defect with a new or used vehicle under warranty. But auto manufacturers are notorious for fighting lemon law claims. The last thing they want is a defective vehicle on their hands that they cannot repair or sell at a loss. If you feel you have a lemon vehicle and are not being treated fairly by the dealer or manufacturer, call us today at (949) 661-1007 for a complimentary consultation. You do not have to pay the legal fees for a lemon law claim if you win, so you have nothing to lose.