The Tustin, CA, lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima frequently represent the citizens of Tustin who need to file a California Lemon Law claim. California features a strong lemon law and gives consumers many rights. As a resident of Tustin, be aware that you have many legal options if you bought or leased a new or used vehicle under factory warranty that has serious reliability problems. If you purchased one of these vehicles, be sure to talk to a lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima at (949) 661-1007.
If you live in California, you should know that the California Lemon Law is stronger than that of many other states. For instance, many people in California believe the lemon law applies only to new cars and trucks under the original factory warranty. In reality, if you buy a new vehicle that has an active factory warranty, you still might qualify for lemon law protections. In some situations, the lemon law may cover your vehicle even when the vehicle is out of warranty. This might be the situation if you were attempting to repair the vehicle when the warranty was active, but it lapsed before the repairs were finished.
The lemon law in this state offers you the option of a repayment or replacement if the defect on the car is unrelated to safety. If the problem is related to use or value, you may still be able to get a refund or replacement vehicle. Contact Neale & Fhima today at (949) 661-1007 if you live in Tustin and need to determine whether you have a valid claim.
The Basics of the California Lemon Law
The California lemon law applies to any defect in the vehicle that happens under factory warranty that affects safety, use or value of the vehicle. Even if the vehicle was bought used, the California lemon law can still offer you protection. The major flaws that the law covers are many and varied. Some common problems that are the subject of many lemon law claims are steering and brake problems. Also, there are vehicle problems that affect value, such as a poor paint job, that also could constitute a lemon law claim in Tustin.
If the dealer cannot fix the vehicle, it has to be replaced or you must be refunded your money, minus a reasonable charge for mileage.
Car manufacturers in the state are allowed a ‘reasonable’ number of attempts to fix the car before it is called a lemon. This is usually four attempts to repair the same problem.
But it is common for the dealer and manufacturer to fight the claim and say that the problem on the car is not serious enough or is your fault. If that happens to you, call Neale & Fhima at (949) 661-1007.
About Tustin, California
Tustin is located in Orange County, California, and is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Tustin currently has a population of 82,000. Tustin boasts a top 10% ranking in sole proprietors and start ups per capita and has one of the shortest commutes in the state. It was chosen by Forbes in 2009 as one of the top cities in which to live well in America.
Contact a Tustin CA Lemon Law Attorney Today
At Neale & Fhima, we believe that auto manufacturers must make the consumer whole if there is a major problem with a new or used car under the original factory warranty. But manufacturers are notorious for fighting valid lemon law claims in this state. The last thing the dealer and manufacturer want is a defective vehicle that they cannot sell. If you think you have a lemon and are being unjustly treated by your Tustin dealer, 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 absolutely nothing to lose by filing.