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 Chevy lemon lawyer 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 lawyer 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 spells out the protections and requirements for filing a Chevy lemon law claim. If you purchased a defective Chevy vehicle, you are legally entitled to either a refund or the vehicle can be replaced at Chevrolet’s expense.
A Chevy lemon lawyer at Neale & Fhima sets the standard for trustworthy, highly trained legal representation. We know that our legal team stands head and shoulders above the rest. Attorney Aaron Fhima is a tough negotiator with a keen legal mind. He’s been handling lemon law cases for many years, and he knows the complexities and nuances of the state statute. California’s lemon law is an excellent example of how the law can empower consumers. But, let’s face it, the text of the statute can be complicated and vague. Our Chevy lemon lawyer understands the quirks of the statute, as well as the many court opinions interpreting it. We put this knowledge to work for you. We have many satisfied clients who are so pleased with our legal services that they refer their family and friends to us.
At Neale & Fhima, our Chevrolet defect lawyer has successfully handled hundreds of claims filed by clients who bought defective vehicles and had to do battle with car manufacturers and dealerships. Here are the ways we can help with your Chevy lemon law buyback or replacement. We will:
Our Chevrolet defect lawyer wants you to know that you don’t have to get stuck with a lemon. Call Neale & Fhima now at 888-407-2955 to find out about your legal rights.
Neale & Fhima has a 99% success rate in lemon law cases.
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, transmission malfunction, 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 in the FAQ section). Before being eligible to file a claim, you need to have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to get your 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 Chevy lemon law claim. Talk to a Chevrolet lemon lawyer for an informed legal opinion about whether your vehicle qualifies. Call us at 888-407-2955.
There are some instances when the California lemon law does not apply. These include:
When attempting to have your vehicle repaired, it’s very important to take your car or truck to an authorized agent for Chevrolet rather than your independent neighborhood mechanic. For the California lemon law to apply, repair attempts must be made by a Chevy dealership or agent.
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 authorized agent 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 within the guidelines above, don’t give up. You may still have a claim. Give us a call at 888-407-2955 to find out how we can help. Learn more at: The Lemon Law Claims Process.
These Chevy lemon law FAQs will help provide answers to some commonly asked questions that we often hear from clients. We hope they’re helpful.
Does the California lemon law cover electric and hybrid Chevy models?
Yes, the California lemon law provides protection for different types of Chevrolet makes and models – traditional gas-powered engines, electric cars, and hybrids. In fact, the lemon law covers more than vehicles — it also applies to boats, motorcycles, RVs, and travel trailers.
How long does a Chevy lemon law buyback claim take?
Each case is unique depending on the circumstances, some Chevy lemon law buyback claims can be handled quickly other claims take more time. If you give us a call, we can offer an estimate of how long your case might take.
How much are your legal fees for a Chevy lemon law claim?
A Chevrolet defect lawyer at Neale & Fhima works on contingency, which means Chevy pays our legal fees and case expenses in successful lemon law claims.
Does the lemon law apply to used Chevrolets?
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 lawyer can help you determine whether your used Chevy has one of these qualifying warranties.
At Neale & Fhima, our Chevrolet defect lawyer is happy to answer all your questions, big and small. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation.
As you can imagine, Chevy wants to protect its reputation by defeating all lemon law claims. Chevy’s attorneys will fight hard to rebuff your case. That’s why you need an experienced Chevy lemon lawyer to champion your cause and go toe-to-toe with the manufacturer. At Neale & Fhima, we know that Chevy has lost lemon law cases, so the manufacturer is vulnerable despite its reputation for reliability. We fight hard for our clients, and we have a winning track record!
The statute of limitations for filing a California lemon law claim is four (4) years from the date a consumer knew or should have known that the vehicle was a lemon. This does not mean that if you have had your Chevy vehicle for more than 4 years, you cannot bring a lemon law claim. Our lemon law attorneys have successfully “lemoned” vehicles that are over 10 years old. However, you’ll want to start the lemon law buyback process sooner rather than later. After the statute of limitations expires, a judge can dismiss your case.
If your Chevrolet defect lawyer can prove that your vehicle is defective, you have at least two primary remedies:
In some cases, our Chevy lemon lawyer can also negotiate a cash settlement for you. Known as “cash and keep,” the manufacturer gives you a lump sum to compensate for the defect and you simply keep the vehicle you have.
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, only to be frustrated further. A skilled Chevrolet defect lawyer may be able to help you get financial compensation or a replacement vehicle. Because we know the ins and outs of the judicial system, attorneys at Neale & Fhima can make the law work in your favor. We have a 99% success rate with the lemon law cases we handle on behalf of clients. Past clients are overwhelmingly pleased with our representation. To find out more about legal remedies for a defective Chevy, call us at 888-407-2955. The initial consultation is free.