Experienced California Cadillac Lemon Law Attorney

If you’re a proud owner of a Cadillac in the Golden State, you’ve undoubtedly invested in a luxury vehicle known for its performance, style, and comfort. However, even the most prestigious brands sometimes fall short, leaving you with a sour experience. Fortunately, California’s lemon law protects your rights and ensures you receive the quality vehicle you deserve.

If you’ve purchased a Cadillac and are dealing with repeated and unresolved issues, you may be entitled to compensation under the California lemon law. At Neale & Fhima, we help California consumers navigate the complexities of the lemon law, ensuring they receive the compensation and resolution they deserve. Contact us at 888-407-2955 for a free consultation.

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Why Choose Neale & Fhima Cadillac Lemon Law Attorneys?

When navigating California lemon law’s landscape, you need a team that combines expertise and dedication. At Neale & Fhima, we take pride in being the premier choice for Cadillac lemon law representation in California. Here are a few compelling reasons why you should choose us to protect your rights as a consumer:

Experience and Expertise

We focus on California lemon law cases, and our Cadillac lemon law lawyers have extensive experience handling claims related to Cadillac vehicles. Our legal professionals are well-versed in the nuances of the California lemon law, and we have a track record of successfully representing clients in cases involving defective Cadillacs.

Results-Driven Approach

Our goal is to get the best possible outcome for our clients. We leverage our in-depth law knowledge and experience handling lemon law cases to build strong and compelling arguments. We are relentless in our pursuit of justice and will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

Passion for Consumer Rights

At Neale & Fhima, we are passionate about protecting the rights of consumers. We believe every individual deserves reliable and safe transportation, and we are dedicated to holding manufacturers accountable for their products.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Our services go beyond just filing a claim. We provide comprehensive legal support, including investigating your case, negotiating with manufacturers, and, if necessary, litigating in court. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

California Lemon Laws & Federal Lemon Law

The California lemon laws and the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act offer remedies for state consumers who have purchased defective passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles and products. This includes RVs, boats, computers, individual appliances, and other goods. To be eligible for protection under the state and federal lemon laws, you generally need a product that has undergone numerous service attempts within the manufacturer’s factory warranty.

Settlements under the lemon law can involve reimbursement, replacement, or monetary compensation. California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Acts, also known as the CA lemon law, were created to help buyers with issues with their previously purchased or leased vehicles.

The California lemon law typically covers vehicles that dealerships cannot repair within the warranty period despite a reasonable number of repair attempts. For vehicles deemed lemons, manufacturers are usually obligated to refund the consumer’s money, pay off the remaining loan balance, or provide a replacement vehicle that is equivalent to the “lemon” vehicle.

Is Your Cadillac Defective?

If your Cadillac continues to experience unresolved issues despite multiple attempts by the dealership to fix them, it may qualify as a lemon. California’s lemon law protects consumers who have purchased vehicles with manufacturing defects, whether from faulty cars or recalls. In the case of a lemon, the problems significantly impede the vehicle’s functionality, safety, or value. You’re vehicle may qualify under the lemon law if you provided the manufacturer or its dealers with a reasonable number of repair attempts for the defect you experienced.

California’s lemon law covers both leased and purchased vehicles, provided that at least some of the repairs were carried out under warranty. To seek remedies under this law, you must demonstrate that you have made a reasonable number of repair attempts, which could be as few as two instances.

While car manufacturers must address vehicle defects, they do not have an indefinite right to conduct repairs continuously. You only need to allow the car manufacturer a “reasonable” number of repairs opportunities, that it.

Common Defects in Cadillacs

Transmission issues are a prevalent problem found in Cadillac vehicles, and they can pose significant safety risks. General Motors has issued 13 separate bulletins to address vehicle transmission problems, including Cadillacs. However, none of these bulletins have provided comprehensive solutions for some Cadillac models.

Owners may encounter issues with the transmission system, which can manifest during acceleration or deceleration. These problems may arise from internal ring failure, torque converter malfunctions, or faults in the gearbox’s shifting logic. The resulting jerking and abrupt or harsh shifting can lead to premature wear and tear on the transmission. Other frequently observed lemon law defects in Cadillacs encompass:

  • Unintended acceleration
  • Engine failure
  • Rough engine performance
  • Persistent illumination of the check engine light
  • Broken drive axle
  • Broken control arm
  • Loss of power
  • Rough idling
  • Steering column lock error
  • Shutdown of the emissions system
  • Refrigerant leakage
  • Vibrations, shaking, or rumbling
  • Unexpected engine stalling during operation
  • Hesitation or lagging
  • Activation of the power steering warning light
  • Damaged strut tower.

How We Can Help Your Case

1. Thorough Case Evaluation

Our experienced team of California lemon law attorneys will comprehensively review your case. We’ll examine the details of your situation, including the history of defects with your Cadillac, repair attempts, and relevant documentation. This thorough evaluation ensures that we have a clear understanding of the strengths of your case.

2. Strategic Legal Guidance

With our in-depth knowledge of the California lemon law, we’ll provide expert advice on the best course of action for your situation. We’ll guide you through the entire legal process, explaining your rights and options every step of the way.

3. Aggressive Negotiation

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will tirelessly advocate for your rights. We’ll engage with Cadillac and their representatives, presenting a compelling case to secure the best possible outcome. Our aggressive approach is designed to maximize your compensation for your lemon vehicle.

4. Courtroom Expertise

If negotiations with the manufacturer do not yield a satisfactory result, our team is fully prepared to take your case to court. We have a proven track record of success in litigating lemon law cases, and we’ll use our courtroom expertise to fight for your rights and hold Cadillac accountable for producing a defective vehicle.

5. Timely Resolution

We understand that dealing with a lemon vehicle can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience. Our team is committed to efficiently handling your case for a timely resolution. We’ll work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

You need an experienced Neale & Fhima California Cadillac lemon lawyer to handle your lemon law case. Contact Neale & Fhima at 888-407-2955 to schedule a free phone, video meeting, or in-person consultation.

What Is the Cadillac Lemon Law Buyback Program?

The Cadillac Lemon Law Buyback Program is an initiative wherein the manufacturer repurchases a faulty vehicle from a consumer. This program is intended to offer recourse to consumers who have bought or leased a Cadillac car that qualifies as a “lemon” and are eligible for a refund or replacement under their state’s lemon laws.

In California, the manufacturer is mandated to repurchase the vehicle from the consumer, entitling the consumer a reimbursement of all of their payments, down payment, interest, collateral fees, incidental damages, and more. Or the consumer can seek a comparable replacement Cadillac car. Additionally, the Cadillac lemon law process may include covering associated costs such as towing fees or rental car expenses.

What Qualifies for a Cadillac Lemon Law Buyback?

Number of Repair Attempts

One of the primary qualifiers for a Cadillac lemon law buyback in California is the number of repair attempts made by the manufacturer or its authorized dealer. If the vehicle has undergone two or more repair attempts for the same defect, and the issue persists, it may be deemed a lemon.

Cumulative Days Out of Service

In addition to the number of repair attempts, the cumulative number of days the vehicle is out of service due to repairs also plays a crucial role in determining eligibility for a lemon law buyback. If the vehicle has been in the shop for 30 days consecutively or in aggregate, it may qualify for repurchase or replacement.

Notification to the Manufacturer

The consumer must notify the manufacturer or its authorized dealer about the defects in writing and allow them to fix the issues. This notification allows the manufacturer a final chance to address the problems before a lemon law claim can be pursued.

Documentation and Records

Keeping detailed records of all repair attempts, communication with the manufacturer or its representatives, and any other relevant documents can significantly strengthen a consumer’s lemon law claim. These records are crucial evidence in demonstrating that the vehicle qualifies as a lemon.

Cadillac Lemon Law FAQ

Does the California lemon law apply to used Cadillacs?

Yes, the California lemon law can apply to both new and used Cadillacs, provided the vehicle is still covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty or a certified pre-owned warranty at the time of purchase.

What rights do I have if my manufacturer or dealer knowingly sold me a defective car?

You can pursue legal action if your dealer fails to disclose previous damages to your vehicle or intentionally deceives you into buying a faulty product. If you suspect wrongdoing by your dealership or manufacturer, it’s crucial to promptly consult a California lemon law attorney to discuss your situation. If your car meets the criteria for being a lemon, you are eligible for either a vehicle buyback or a replacement.

Do I need to go to court to resolve a lemon law claim? 

Not necessarily. Many lemon law cases are resolved through negotiations. However, if a resolution cannot be reached,  we will litigate your case in court.

How long do I have to file a lemon law complaint?

Under the California lemon law, there is a four-year time limit for filing a lemon law claim. This period generally commences from the time you knew or should have known the vehicle was a lemon.

Contact a California Cadillac Lemon Law Lawyer Today

If you’re struggling with a defective Cadillac vehicle and believe you may have a valid lemon law claim, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance. The experienced California Cadillac lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights. Contact us at 888-407-2955 for a free consultation.

Attorney Aaron Fhima

Aaron Fhima, California attorneyAaron 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 ]