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 attorney today.
Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, 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 car, thereby avoiding this headache altogether. But that’s water under the bridge. Instead, take charge and move forward with a Mazda lemon law attorney at your side. Contact us at (888) 407-2955 for a free initial consultation about your case.
California has one of the most extensive lemon laws in the nation to ensure consumer protection. If it turns out that you have a Mazda lemon, your options are 1) to have the manufacturer repurchase or replace your vehicle or 2) negotiate a cash settlement with Mazda. When you hire Neale & Fhima, our Mazda lemon law lawyers will help you take a look at your options so you can make an informed decision. Find out more in: What to Do if You Have 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 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 it in for repairs.
To determine whether you have a Mazda lemon law claim, check to see whether your vehicle repairs were made under the 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. Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon?
The Lemon Law in California requires that your Mazda 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.
A skilled and experienced Mazda lemon law attorney can explain the ins and outs of nonconformities in greater detail and help determine whether you have a claim. Contact us at (888) 407-2955.
The process starts by filing a claim against your vehicle’s manufacturer. One of our Mazda lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima can do this on your behalf. Our attorneys are tough and expect push-back from auto manufacturers on these claims. We are not intimidated by this. 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 orders from each one of your repair appointments. State law does not define “reasonable attempts” with precision, but there are guidelines that help determine whether you have a lemon vehicle. The statute of limitations under California’s Lemon Law is four years, but don’t wait that long. If you have purchased or leased a lemon, call a Mazda lemon law attorney now.
Yes, if you meet the guidelines established by California Lemon Law, which include:
If these three elements are present, then you likely have a pretty strong lemon law claim.
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 fraud was involved. But if you have one of three specific warranties, then you may be protected. These include:
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.
There are lots of reasons to hire a Mazda lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima, and here are some of the most important:
Sound like a firm that 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 at (888) 407-2955.