It’s fun to sport around and go “zoom, zoom” in your new Mazda. The wind in your hair and fast acceleration make it a neat car to drive. The fun stops, though, if you start to experience chronic mechanical and electrical defects with your vehicle. What a headache! If this has happened to you, contact a Mazda lemon law lawyer today.

Mazda Lemon Law

Under the Mazda lemon law, if you purchase a defective Mazda, you are legally entitled to a refund, or the vehicle can be replaced at Mazda’s cost. At Neale & Fhima, we work hard to enforce the lemon law rights of our clients. California has one of the most consumer-friendly lemon laws in the nation, and it applies to both new and used cars.

We know you wish you could go back in time and simply pick a different Mazda out of the dealership showroom, or just buy a different automaker’s brand, thereby avoiding this headache altogether. But that’s water under the bridge. Instead, take charge and move forward with a Mazda lemon law lawyer at your side.

Why Choose Us as Your Mazda Lemon Law Lawyer?

Not all Mazda lemon lawyers are created equal. Some are simply better than others. We think our legal team stands head and shoulders above the rest. Attorney Aaron Fhima is a tough negotiator with a keen legal mind. He has been handling Mazda lemon law cases for many years, and he knows the complexities and nuances of the state statute. California’s lemon law is a fine example of how the state legislature can empower consumers; but when it comes to clarity, the text of the law leaves much to be desired. Our Mazda 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 refer their friends and family to us. We know you’ll be impressed with our outstanding client service.

How We Can Help

At Neale & Fhima, our Mazda lemon attorney has successfully handled hundreds of claims filed by clients who bought defective Mazdas and had to endure difficult and drawn-out interactions with car manufacturers and dealerships. Here are the ways we can help with your Mazda lemon law buyback or replacement. We will:

  1. Explain your legal rights and your options for a remedy
  2. Gather evidence that supports your claim, including evidence of your repeated attempts to have the defect fixed
  3. Build a case based on California statutes and case law that puts you in a favorable light
  4. Negotiate with the manufacturer/dealership to rectify your situation.

Our Mazda lemon law lawyer wants you to know that you don’t have to get stuck with a defective car, truck or SUV. Call Neale & Fhima now at 888-407-2955 to find out about your legal rights.

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Mazda Lemon Law Buyback

One of the most popular options for a legal remedy is the Mazda lemon law buyback. Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, otherwise known as California’s lemon law, you can force the vehicle manufacturer to “buy back” your defective car, truck, or SUV, including refunding your down payment, taxes, fees, and monthly car payments made to date. Your refund will be the total purchase price less a pro-rated amount to account for your usage (the mileage you drove while you owned the vehicle).

Another legal remedy you can pursue is the “replacement” option in which the auto manufacturer is required to replace your defective car, truck, or SUV with the same or similar Mazda model. In limited circumstances, our Mazda lemon law lawyer may collaborate with an accident lawyer
to negotiate a third option. — “cash and keep” — in which you keep the vehicle you have and Mazda will pay you a lump sum to compensate for the defect. Find out more in: What to Do if You Have a Lemon.

A Mazda Defect Lawyer Answers FAQs

These Mazda lemon law FAQs will help provide answers to some common questions that our Mazda defect lawyer often hears from clients. We hope they’re helpful.

  • How much are your legal fees for a Mazda lemon law claim?

    Here’s the good news – our legal fees are paid by the manufacturer in successful Mazda lemon law claims! We work on contingency.

  • Does the California lemon law cover electric and hybrid Mazda models?

    Yes, the California lemon law provides protection for all types of Mazda makes and models – traditional combustion engines, electric cars, and hybrids. In fact, the lemon law covers more than vehicles. It also applies to boats, RVs, motorcycles, travel trailers, and appliances.

  • How long does a Mazda lemon law buyback claim take?

    Each case is different, depending on the facts involved, but some Mazda lemon law buyback claims can be handled in as little as 30 days. Others can take 60-90 days. We can assess your claim and give you an idea of how long it may take.

  • Will the Mazda lemon law protect me if I purchased a vehicle in a private sale?

    Unfortunately, no. The Mazda lemon law does not apply to private sales or when a vehicle is purchased in “as is” condition.

At Neale & Fhima, a Mazda defect lawyer is happy to answer all your questions, big and small. That’s why we offer a free consultation.


Is Your Mazda a Lemon?

A “lemon” is a Mazda car, SUV, truck or other vehicle that has had mechanical or electrical problems causing you constant headache. Whether it’s a sputtering exhaust system, doors that don’t lock, an engine that runs rough, or a myriad of other problems, these Mazdas are never permanently repaired no matter how many times you take them to a mechanic.

The Mazda lemon law states that your vehicle must have “nonconformities,” which are defined as any defect or malfunction that is covered by the manufacturer’s original warranty. As described by law, nonconformities compromise the USE, VALUE, or SAFETY of the vehicle. (Note: There are actions that will void your lemon law claim.)

To determine whether you have a Mazda lemon law claim, check to see whether your vehicle repairs were made under Mazda’s manufacturer’s warranty. If they were, you probably have a claim. If you own a used vehicle, then you will need one of three specific warranties to have a Mazda lemon law claim. These warranties are listed in a separate section below. The law says that you need to have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to get your new vehicle repaired before filing a legal claim If your situation increase rapidly beyond warranty issues, such as an accident, consider consulting a vehicle accident lawyer to guide you.
Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon?

Common defects that affect safety include:

  • Engine issues
  • Steering issues
  • Poor acceleration
  • Braking problems (not just squeaking)
  • Fuel gauges and speedometer don’t work
  • Electrical issues
  • Battery dies regularly, or drains irregularly
  • Door locks don’t work
  • Transmission issues.

Many other defects also qualify for Mazda lemon law protection, too. If you’re uncertain whether your vehicle’s flaw is covered by the Mazda lemon law, give us a call to find out.

If you’ve been stuck with a defective Mazda 3, CX-5, Miata, or other Mazda vehicle, there may be a legal remedy. Contact a Mazda lemon law attorney today at 888-407-2955.

How Does Mazda Lemon Law Buyback Work?

The process starts by filing a claim against your vehicle’s manufacturer. A Mazda lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima can do this on your behalf. Remember also to check and see if there are any Mazda recalls. If so, you may be able to get your Mazda fixed by the dealership for free. If you must file a Mazda lemon law claim, we guarantee that our attorneys will be tough. We expect push-back from auto manufacturers on these claims, and we are not intimidated by this. An auto injury lawyer can be instrumental in navigating such complexities. At Neale & Fhima, we pride ourselves on creating legal strategies that give our clients the best possible opportunities to succeed. Our experience in lemon law claims ensures our success.

To prevail in a Mazda lemon law claim, you will have to show that you made “reasonable attempts” to repair the problem. So, you will want to keep all receipts, work orders and repair documentation from each one of your repair attempts. State law does not define “reasonable attempts” with precision, but there are guidelines that help determine whether you have a lemon vehicle.

If the mechanical problem… The dealer is allowed…
Affects vehicle’s use/value/safety At least 4 repair attempts
Affects vehicle’s use/value/safety & poses risk of injury or death At least 2 repair attempts
Affects vehicle’s use/value/safety & vehicle in repair shop more than 30 days No additional repair attempts

Will Mazda Buy Back My Car?

Yes, Mazda will buy back your car, truck, or SUV if you meet the guidelines established by the California lemon law. These include:

  1. your Mazda has an appropriate warranty,
  2. your Mazda has nonconformities, and
  3. you’ve made a reasonable number of attempts to have it repaired.

If these three elements are present in your case, then you likely have a strong lemon law claim. But even if all three elements are not in evidence, don’t give up too easily. A Mazda lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima may be able to qualify your vehicle anyway for a lemon law remedy. It’s worth a phone call to find out. Call us for a free consultation at 888-407-2955.

Mazda Lemon Law Buyback and Used Cars

Some used Mazdas are covered under California’s lemon law when they have a particular kind of warranty. If you bought the car “as is,” then the law does not apply, unless you can prove that dealer fraud was involved, in which case you could qualify for other legal protections. But if your used car has one of three specific warranties, then you may be protected under the Mazda lemon law. These include:

  • Transferred New Car Warranty
  • Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty
  • Lemon Law Buyback Warranty

Things can get a little complicated with used car warranties, so your best bet is to talk to a Mazda lemon law attorney who can explain these warranties in greater detail. At Neale & Fhima, we’d be glad to discuss your used car situation and find out whether you have a claim.

Is There a Time Limit on Filing a Mazda Lemon Law Claim?

Yes. The statute of limitations for filing a lemon law claim in California 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 Mazda for more than 4 years, you cannot bring a lemon law claim. Our attorneys at Neale & Fhima have successfully “lemoned” vehicles that are over 10 years old. If you have purchased or leased a lemon, you’ll want to start the buyback process quickly. After the statute of limitations has passed, a judge could dismiss your case. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have questions about the statute of limitations. Collect copies of your repair bills, work orders, and payment receipts and call an experienced Mazda lemon law attorney today.

The Mazda lemon law statute of limitations is 4 years. So don’t delay. Gather your repair receipts and call a Mazda lemon lawyer today.

Contact a Mazda Lemon Law Attorney Now

A skilled Mazda lemon law attorney can make the difference between getting stuck with a defective vehicle — and all those headaches! — or getting your money back (buyback) or receiving a non-defective vehicle (replacement). There are lots of reasons to hire a Mazda lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima, and here are some of the most important:

  • Experience. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience representing clients throughout Southern California.
  • Results. We have achieved a 99% success rate on behalf of our clients.
  • Free Consultations. We will always discuss your situation with you in a free initial consultation before you make any decisions about a claim.
  • Personalized Approach. At Neale & Fhima, we treat each and every client like a real human being. We answer your questions, understand your concerns, and guide you through the legal process.

Sound like a law firm you can work with? We think so. We have thousands of satisfied clients who have won their claims and referred friends and colleagues to us. We’re here to win and offer top-notch client service. Call Neale & Fhima today for a free consultation at 888-407-2955.

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 ]