Dodge is known for its muscle cars, minivans and trucks, and can be some of America’s more affordable vehicles. That’s why it’s such a disappointment when what you thought would be a reliable new vehicle turns out to be a lemon. After countless trips to the repair shop, a lemon is still defective and not running properly.
If this describes your situation, then you may have a legal remedy. California’s Lemon Law is very consumer friendly. And with the right warranty and receipts showing that you’ve made attempts to get the vehicle repaired, you may be in luck.
The lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima have represented hundreds of clients just like you, and we have a winning track record. We have achieved a 99 percent success rate with lemon law cases in California. To talk to a lemon law lawyer and find out if you have a lemon law case, call us at 888-407-2955 for a free initial consultation.
Can Dodge Lemon Law Help Me?
Perhaps. Whether or not your Dodge qualifies under California lemon law depends on several factors. First, if you purchased the car new, then you must have a manufacturer’s new car warranty to qualify, and it must still be in effect. Next, you must have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to have the vehicle repaired. The law does not define exactly what a reasonable number of attempts might be, but it certainly needs to be more than one. Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon?
California Lemon Law also covers used Dodge vehicles as long as an owner has one of three specific warranties, which are discussed in a separate section below. So, if you’re asking yourself “can Dodge lemon law help me?” then the best way to find out is to contact our Dodge lemon law attorney and ask for details.
Dodge Dart Lemon Law
The Dodge Dart four-door compact sedan seems to be a lemon that owners repeatedly call us about. Neale & Fhima has represented several of these lemon law cases. The automobile made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In some non-US markets, the Dodge Dart is sold as the Fiat Viaggio. The Dart has three transmission options, including a Powertech 6F24 automatic transmission, and it will come with electrically boosted power steering. Interiors can be customized with 12 different color combinations. While the Dart can be an exciting car to purchase, some have been known to be defective.
If you’ve purchased a Dart only to discover that it’s a lemon, a Dodge Dart lemon law attorney may be able to help. The skilled lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima have decades of experience, and we are aggressive when fighting for our clients’ rights. We are not afraid to go up against big automakers. If you’d like to learn more about Dodge Dart lemon law, call us at 888-407-2955.
Dodge Lemon Law Buyback
In order to get the manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, to buy back your Dodge, there are certain steps that must be taken first. Before you can file a claim, you must make a reasonable number of attempts to have the vehicle repaired at the dealership or a garage. If the problem cannot be remedied within a reasonable number of attempts, state law mandates that the Dodge shall be repurchased or replaced by Fiat Chrysler. The California Lemon Law applies to all types of motor vehicles still under the original manufacturer’s warranty.
To be successful in a Dodge lemon law buyback claim, you will have to be able to document that you attempted repeated repairs, and that’s why you should keep all receipts, used parts and work orders for each one of your repair appointments. Dodge lemon law buyback requires the following:
- The Dodge had a minimum of two repairs attempted for a defect that could lead to a driver’s or passenger’s death or serious injury when driven. Defects also must impair the use, value or safety of your Dodge.
- You brought the Dodge to the dealership at least three to four times, over and over, to remedy the same defect.
- The Dodge has been at a California dealership for repairs of the identical defect for at least 30 days from the date you acquired it.
If your Dodge meets any of these criteria you may qualify for a Dodge lemon law buyback or vehicle replacement. The statute of limitation for Dodge lemon law buyback is four years.
California’s Lemon Law
Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, if you purchase a defective Dodge, you are legally entitled to a refund, or the vehicle can be replaced at the manufacturer’s cost. At Neale & Fhima, we have a 99 percent track record of success in fighting the big vehicle manufacturers to enforce the lemon law rights of California residents.
Some used Dodge vehicles are also covered by California’s lemon law, but only if they have one of three very specific warranties. If you bought your Dodge car or truck “as is,” then you’re out of luck because lemon law protections do not apply. For your used car to qualify, you must have one of the following:
- Transferred new car manufacturer’s warranty
- Certified pre-owned Dodge warranty
- Lemon law buyback warranty.
Contact a Dodge Lemon Law Attorney Today
If you’ve been stuck with a Dodge that is a lemon, you may have a legal remedy. Rather than being frustrated, take action! A skilled and experienced Dodge lemon law attorney can help. Gather up your vehicle warranty and your repair receipts and give Neale & Fhima a call. We can review the specifics of your case and assess whether you have a Dodge lemon law claim. The initial phone call is free, so call us at 888-407-2955.