Have you purchased or leased a new or used vehicle in Newport Beach that is still covered by the factory warranty? That nagging repair problem that cannot be resolved could be the basis for a California Lemon Law claim. Below are some of the common questions Newport Beach residents have about their lemon law claims. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact Neale & Fhima for a free lemon law case consultation.
How long does the lemon law apply?
The law in California applies as long as the car is covered by the factory warranty that was sold with the vehicle. In some cases where the consumer takes the vehicle for repairs at the end of the warranty and the defect is not repaired, the warranty, according to law, will continue to cover that part of the vehicle until it is repaired.
How many times must I take the vehicle back for repairs before it is considered a lemon?
The auto manufacturer must have a reasonable number of attempts to fix the vehicle. The law does not exactly state what this number is, but three or four repair attempts are considered by many people to be “reasonable.” What actually is reasonable will depend upon how serious the repair issue is. Another factor to consider is the number of miles driven between repair attempts.
What action should I take if I think I have a lemon vehicle defect?
You should take it to the dealer for professional evaluation as soon as possible. Or, contact the auto manufacturer directly. You also can hire an automotive expert to inspect your vehicle to determine how serious the problem is. Or, call Neale & Fhima and we will give you our expert legal opinion about your case at no cost.
What damages am I entitled to under the California lemon law?
You may be entitled to a refund or a replacement. You also can recover registration fees, rental car costs and charges for towing.
If you are having lemon car problems in Newport Beach, be sure to talk to our lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima, who can help to ease your troubles. Then, take in the beautiful town of Newport Beach and its many attractions described below.
Your Troubles Will Sail Away in Newport Beach
Ask anyone who has spent time in Newport Beach to sum up their experience in one word, and you are likely to get this response… “Fun!” This small Southern California city is home to the largest recreational harbor in the state, miles of beaches, museums, shopping, a waterfront Ferris wheel, renowned casual dining, and more. Newport is one place you and your family are sure to enjoy yourselves.
Here at Neale & Fhima, we help people in Newport Beach and across California bring lemon law claims against car companies that refuse to honor their repair warranties. By the time these folks seek our help, they are usually quite upset with how they were treated at the dealership – and rightfully so.
Of course, if you need to let off some steam and treat yourself to a day of fun, Newport is the spot to be. Here are a few of the activities we think you will like:
Take a stroll on the pier. The Newport Pier is a 1,000-foot-long wooden pier located at W. Oceanfront and 21st. Time your trip right and watch the sun set over the Pacific.
Eat at the Crab Cooker. First opened in 1951, this seafood joint is hard to miss. The bright red building has an iconic fish-shaped sign out front, and, on most nights, a line of people stretching around the corner.
Catch a wave at the Wedge. This world-famous surf break was named for the way two waves come together, creating one swell that can reach 30 feet high.
Play beach volleyball. Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport has a dozen or so volleyball nets set up for the public. Other beaches within the city have nets as well, so bring your volleyball and sunscreen, and get ready to play.
Take a sailing lesson. Gain experience and confidence at sea with a private lesson from one of Newport Beach’s many sailing schools or instructors.
Go whale watching. A protected marine area just outside the bay is home to a number of ocean mammals, including the enormous blue whale – the largest creature on the planet.
Learn about the environment. The Environmental Nature Center, or “ENC,” has a variety of native plant communities and wildlife habitats on display right in the heart of Newport. Visit encenter.org for more info.
Spend a day at the spa. Ready to be pampered? Newport Beach has plenty of day spas to choose from when it is time to relax and unwind.
Take a romantic cruise. If you think sunsets look great from the beach, you should see them from out on the water. Be sure to book your trip early if you are planning a holiday cruise (especially on Valentine’s Day).
Drive down the PCH. Highway 1 crosses through Newport on its way down the California coast. Head south to visit Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and other coastal destinations.
Admire the yachts in the marina. We may not all be able to afford a luxury yacht – or even the dockage fees for that matter – but that does not stop us from looking.
Jog, bike, or rollerblade. The Newport Balboa Bike Path stretches 4.5 miles through town, right along the waterfront for most of the way.
Visit the OC Museum of Art. Not many cultural experiences in Southern California can match a visit to the OCMA. The museum has a collection of more than 3,000 pieces, with a focus on modern and contemporary art.
Shop at Fashion Island. Sometimes a little retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered. Fashion Island mall is centrally located and offers more than 200 stores and restaurants.
Check out Balboa Fun Zone. We just may have saved the best for last. The Fun Zone is a seaside amusement park located on E. Bay Avenue on the peninsula. Admission is free, and so are the smiles.
Contact a Newport Beach lemon law attorney today at Neale & Fhima if you have further questions!
Attorney Aaron Fhima
Aaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron’s practice areas include personal injury, and lemon law litigation. Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and he doesn’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients’ rights. [ Attorney Bio ]