Is it ever a pain to repeatedly take your Kia to the mechanic within weeks or months after buying it! Talk about frustration! But you’re not alone, and you don’t have to get stuck with a lemon. A Kia Lemon Law attorney at Neale & Fhima might be able to help. We have many years of experience helping car owners just like you. In specific circumstances, we might even be able to help consumers who purchased a used Kia.
Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, if you purchase a defective Kia and have a manufacturer’s warranty, you are legally entitled to a refund, or the vehicle can be replaced at Kia’s cost. At Neale & Fhima, we use the law to your advantage and work aggressively to enforce the Kia lemon law rights of our clients. California’s lemon law applies to both new and used cars. We know you were excited when you bought your sporty Kia, and now you feel let down. But take action so that you can move on with your life. Contact a Kia lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima today at (888) 407-2955 for a free initial consultation.
Is Your Kia a Lemon?
There are specific ways to determine whether you have a “lemon.” California law defines a Kia lemon as an SUV, car or other vehicle that has had mechanical or electrical problems. Whether it is sluggish acceleration, an engine or transmission that malfunction, electrical problems or lots of other problems, these Kia vehicles don’t drive safely and reliably no matter how many times you may take them in for repairs. To determine whether you have a Kia lemon law claim, check to see whether your vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty of if the repairs performed on the vehicle were done during the warranty period. If so, you probably have a claim. If you own a used vehicle, then you will need one of three specific warranties to have a Kia lemon law claim. These are discussed below. Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon?
The Kia Lemon Law stipulates there must be “nonconformities” present, which are defined as any defect or malfunction that is covered by the manufacturer’s original warranty or Certified Pre-Owned Warranty. Nonconformities compromise the use, value or safety of the Kia. The statute of limitations under Kia Lemon Law is four years from the date that you knew the defect arose. But if you’re going to file a Kia lemon law claim, the sooner the better. Start collecting copies of your repair bills, work orders, and call a Kia lemon law attorney right away. The longer you wait, the more frustrated you will get.
To prevail in a Kia Lemon Law claim, you will have to show that you made “reasonable attempts” to allow a mechanic to fix the problem, though the law is vague about exactly how many trips to the dealership constitute “reasonable attempts.” The California Lemon Law says you may have an eligible Kia in the following circumstances:
- The Kia had a minimum of two (2) repairs attempted for a defect that could lead to death or serious injury if it is driven. Defects also must impair the value of the auto’s use, value or safety.
- You brought the vehicle to the dealership at least four (4) times to remedy the same defect.
- The automobile has been at a Kia dealership for repairs of the same defect for at least 30 days since you acquired it.
But even if you do not meet any of the above criteria, you may still very well have a claim! If any of these sound like your situation, call a Kia lemon law lawyer at Neale & Fhima today. Why wait? The situation will likely only get worse. We’re here to help. Call us at (888) 407-2955 for a free consultation.
How Does a Kia Lemon Law Buyback Work?
California has one of the most extensive Kia lemon laws in the nation to ensure that citizens like you don’t get stuck with a defective lemon. If it turns out that you have a lemon, your options are 1) to have Kia repurchase or replace your vehicle or 2) negotiate a cash settlement with Kia. When you hire Neale & Fhima, our Kia lemon law lawyers will help you explore your options so you can make a reasonable decision. Find out more in: What to Do if You Have a Lemon.
The process starts by filing a claim against Kia, and one of our lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima can do this on your behalf. When you hire a Kia lemon law lawyer, you don’t have to worry about the legal process or court filings. We’ll handle all that and keep you informed every step of the way.
As aggressive Kia lemon law attorneys, we pride ourselves on creating legal strategies that weigh things in favor of our clients, so they have the greatest chances of success. Find out more in: The Lemon Law Claims Process.
You may be asking: Why should I choose Neale & Fhima?
Our Kia lemon law attorneys are some of the best and the brightest. We’ve taken many of these cases to court and won. The lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima are committed to each and every client’s case, and we respond to your phone calls quickly.
Here are a few of the reasons you should choose us:
- Experience. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience representing lemon law clients.
- Results. We have achieved a 99 percent success rate on behalf of our clients.
If you have a defective Kia car or SUV, talk to one of our Kia lemon law attorneys today. Call us at (888) 407-2955.
Will Kia Buy Back My Car?
Yes, if you meet all the guidelines laid down in the California Lemon Law. You must have a car manufacturer’s warranty or one of three specific used car warranties; you must have made a reasonable number of attempts to get the car fixed; and you must prove that “nonconformities” exist in your Kia.
This may sound like a heady list, and it is if you’re not accustomed to dealing with the law. That’s where we can help. Leave it to our Kia lemon law attorneys to answer the question: Will Kia buy back my car? Don’t stay up nights trying to figure that out yourself.
The Kia lemon law states that Kia must offer lemon law buybacks for new cars if the manufacturer cannot repair a defect that has a substantial impact upon the …
- value, or
- safety of that vehicle.
Whether the Kia defect has a substantial impact upon these things is an objective test. This means that your personal opinion about the matter is not considered. For a defect to affect your Kia’s safety, the defect would need to be something that another reasonable person would think is unsafe.
For a used Kia to meet lemon law guidelines, you’ll need to possess one of these types of warranties:
1. Transferred New Car Warranty
2. Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty
3. Lemon Law Buyback Warranty
A Kia lemon law attorney can explain these individual warranties and help you determine whether you have one. If you bought your used Kia “as is,” then you’re likely out of luck. “As is” means just that – as it is. There are no Kia lemon law protections when purchased “as is” unless you can prove there was fraud involved in the sales transaction.
Contact a Kia Lemon Law Attorney Today
There’s a four-year statute of limitation on Kia lemon law cases, so if your Kia is defective, don’t wait! Call Neale & Fhima today so we can determine whether you have a claim and get started on the paperwork if you do. If you feel like you’re the kind of person who doesn’t file lawsuits, remember this – you’re suing the manufacturer, not an individual person, and you’re simply asking Kia to stand behind its product. Call a Kia lemon law attorney today at (888) 407-2955 for a free initial consultation.