Chevy has a long and storied history of muscle cars, family sedans and dependable pickup trucks, so a consumer who purchases a defective Chevy is sorely disappointed. If you find yourself in this spot, a skilled Chevrolet lemon law attorney may be able to help fix the situation. After repeated and fruitless visits to the mechanic, you might be ready to give up. Don’t. There is a legal remedy.
A Chevy lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima is familiar with these kinds of cases, and we know just what to do. Our firm has a 99% record of success on our clients’ behalf. We know that you were excited when you first purchased your Chevy Blazer, Equinox, Malibu, Cruze or Silverado, and you had visions of using your Chevy for a family vacation, sending a child off to college, or getting work done around the farm. Buying a defective vehicle is a disappointment and a headache.
But we can help – California has one of the most consumer-friendly lemon laws in the nation that ensures your protection. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act spell out the protections and requirements for filing a Chevy lemon law claim. If you purchased a defective Chevy vehicle, you are legally entitled to 1) a refund, or 2) having the vehicle replaced at Chevrolet’s cost.
If you have questions about whether your Chevy qualifies, call a Chevy lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima at 888-407-2955. We offer a free initial consultation.
A “lemon” is a car, truck, utility vehicle or SUV that is defective. It does not really function properly. Whether it is squealing brakes, radio screen blanking out, an engine that burns too much oil, or a wide range of other mechanical or electrical problems, these Chevys have spent too much time at the mechanic’s garage and not enough time on the road. To determine whether you have a Chevy lemon law claim, find out if your new vehicle is still under the original Chevrolet warranty. If it is, you’re on the right track. If you own a used vehicle, then you will need one of three specific warranties to have a Chevrolet lemon law claim (these are detailed below). Before being eligible to file a claim, you need to have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to get your new vehicle repaired. Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon? And What to Do if You Have a Lemon.
The Lemon Law in California states that your Chevy must have “nonconformities,” which are defined as any defect or malfunction that is covered by Chevrolet’s original factory warranty. Nonconformities significantly restrict the safety, use or value of the vehicle. There are many defects that could affect the vehicle’s safety, but there is no requirement under the law that the defect actually endangers you. So, if the Chevy has a defect with its airbags, the mere fact that they work unpredictably could be enough to be the basis of a lemon law claim.
Common defects that affect safety include:
If you are experiencing any of these problems, you may have a Chevrolet lemon law claim. Talk to a Chevrolet lemon law attorney for an informed legal opinion about whether your vehicle qualifies. Call us at 888-407-2955.
Our attorneys can initiate a Chevy lemon law claim on your behalf. We are tough, and we expect resistance from auto manufacturers who work hard to defeat lemon law claims and reduce financial payouts. But we are aggressive and know how to win. To prevail in a Chevy lemon law claim, you will have to show that you made “reasonable attempts” to have a dealership or mechanic make repairs. That’s why it’s important that you have proof that you did; so keep all receipts, work orders and used parts from each one of your repair appointments. State law does not define “reasonable attempts” with precision, but there are some guidelines. The California new-car Lemon Law says you may have an eligible Chevy in the following circumstances:
Even if your claim does not fit in with the guidelines above, you may still have a claim. Find out more in:The Lemon Law Claims Process.
Some used cars are covered under California’s Lemon Law, depending on whether your Chevrolet has one of three specific warranties.These include:
A skilled Chevy lemon law attorney can help you determine whether your used Chevy has one of these qualifying warranties.
As you can imagine, Chevy wants to protect its reputation by defeating any lemon law claims. Chevy’s attorneys will fight hard to rebuff your case. That’s why you need an experienced Chevy lemon law attorney to champion your cause and take on the manufacturer. At Neale & Fhima, we know that Chevy has lost lemon law cases, so the manufacturer is vulnerable despite its reputation for reliability. To learn more about our outstanding legal team, you can read their attorney bios here. You can also read testimonials from our happy and satisfied clients.
The statute of limitations under California’s Lemon Law is four years. But don’t wait. Take action quickly. If you think your Chevy may be a lemon, call an attorney at Neale & Fhima promptly to start legal action. Don’t be frustrated with a Chevy that is always breaking down.
If you have a defective Chevy, you should talk to one of our lemon law attorneys today. You don’t have to put up with the headache and repeated trips to the repair shop. Call Neale & Fhima at 888-407-2955 for a free consultation or tell us your story online. We’re here to help you solve this problem.