The luxury is undeniable. A smooth ride, exquisite leather interior, top-shelf appointments, and integrated technology make Mercedes one of the most luxurious rides on the roadway. It’s something to be enjoyed and savored. However, if you’re unfortunate enough to have purchased a Mercedes that has chronic mechanical and electrical problems, then your next phone call should be to a Mercedes lemon lawyer.
We know that you were excited when you first purchased your Mercedes C-Class, SUV or convertible, and you had visions of using your Mercedes for nights on the town or breezy weekend getaways. The car exudes elegance, and it’s a sign that you have arrived. So discovering that your car is a lemon is a huge disappointment. A Mercedes lemon law 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 in lemon law cases.
All Mercedes lemon lawyers are not created equal. Some are just 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 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 statute leaves much to be desired. Our Mercedes 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 family and friends to us.
At Neale & Fhima, our Mercedes lemon lawyer has successfully handled hundreds of claims filed by clients who bought defective vehicles and had to endure challenging interactions with car manufacturers and dealerships. Here are the ways we can help with your Mercedes lemon law buyback or replacement. We will:
Our Mercedes lemon law lawyer wants you to know that you don’t have to get stuck with a defective vehicle. Call Neale & Fhima now at 888-407-2955 to find out about your legal rights.
California has one of the most consumer-friendly lemon laws in the nation that ensures your protection. Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, if you purchase a defective vehicle, you are legally entitled to a refund, or the vehicle can be replaced at Mercedes’ expense. However, you must prove that it’s a lemon according to legal guidelines, and that’s where a skilled Mercedes lemon lawyer can help. If it turns out that you do have a Mercedes Benz lemon, you can either (1) have Mercedes repurchase or (2) replace your vehicle or (3) we can, in some cases, negotiate a cash settlement with Mercedes.
These Mercedes lemon law FAQs will help provide answers to some common questions that we often hear from clients. We hope they’re helpful.
How long does a Mercedes lemon law buyback claim take?
Each case is different depending on the facts involved, but some Mercedes 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 might take.
How much are your legal fees for a Mercedes lemon law claim?
Here’s the good news – our legal fees are paid by the manufacturer in successful lemon law claims! We work on contingency.
Does the California lemon law cover electric and hybrid Mercedes models?
Yes, the California lemon law provides protection for all types of Mercedes 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, and appliances.
Can I get a replacement Mercedes if I don’t want to pursue the buyback program?
Yes, one of your options is to require Mercedes to give you a replacement vehicle at no cost. It must be of a similar make and model as your original Mercedes that turned out to be defective. The choice is yours about which legal remedy you want.
At Neale & Fhima, our Mercedes lemon lawyer is happy to answer all your questions, big and small. That’s why we offer a free consultation.
A “lemon” is a car, truck, utility vehicle, SUV, motorcycle, RV, or other vehicle type that is defective. Whether the problem started immediately when you drove the vehicle off the dealership lot or it began many months later, or even years later, the defect is chronic, and mechanics can’t seem to fix it. From radios that don’t work to an engine that burns too much oil, there are many types of mechanical and electrical problems that can render a vehicle defective. These cars and trucks have spent too much time at the repair shop and not enough time on the road. To determine whether you have a Mercedes lemon law claim, talk to our California lemon law lawyers. Before being eligible to file a claim, you need to have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to get your new vehicle repaired. While the law is somewhat vague about how many trips to the mechanic constitute a “reasonable number” of repair attempts, you need to give the dealership a sincere opportunity to fix it first before commencing legal action.
The Lemon Law in California states that your Mercedes must have “nonconformities,” which are defined as any defect or malfunction that is covered by Mercedes’ original warranty. Nonconformities significantly restrict the USE, VALUE or SAFETY 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 car has a defect with its automatic mirrors, 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 Mercedes lemon law claim. Talk to our Mercedes lemon law attorneys for an informed legal opinion about whether your vehicle qualifies. Call Neale & Fhima at 888-407-2955.
The Mercedes lemon law buyback process starts by filing a legal claim against the manufacturer. Our attorneys can do this for you. We expect resistance, because auto manufacturers work hard to defeat lemon law claims and reduce financial payouts. But we are aggressive and know how to win. A Mercedes lemon lawyer at Neale & Fhima is not intimidated by the manufacturers’ attorneys, and we are determined to secure the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients. To prevail in a Mercedes lemon law claim, you will have to:
That’s why it’s important that you have proof that you attempted to have the vehicle fixed — keep all receipts, work orders and used parts from each one of your repair appointments. A skilled attorney can help you successfully navigate the Mercedes buyback program.
Yes. The statute of limitations under California’s Lemon Law is four years. Generally, the sooner you file, the better. If you have purchased or leased a lemon, start collecting copies of your repair bills and call a California lemon law attorney right away. The longer you wait, the more frustrated you will become.
Some used cars are covered under California’s Lemon Law, but not all. Lemon Law protections for used cars are a bit different than for new cars, so the best way to find out if your used car qualifies is to talk to a California lemon law lawyer. We can assess your unique situation and advise you about whether you can file a claim and the chances of being successful.
We know that there are a lot of lemon law lawyers in California to choose from, but we believe Neale & Fhima stands head and shoulders above the rest. That’s because we have an outstanding pattern of success in handling lemon law claims for our clients! We have a winning track record, and our Mercedes lemon law lawyers are among the best and the brightest. The team at Neale & Fhima is committed to each client’s case, and we give you our full attention.
Here are a few of the reasons you should choose us:
A successful lemon law claim puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes time to select the form of compensation. Here are the two primary remedies:
Option A: Repurchase
The manufacturer will take possession of the vehicle and issue you a refund of the purchase price (reduced by the value of your use of the vehicle prior to the first repair attempt). If you financed the vehicle, the manufacturer will refund the payments and down payment and pay off the loan. You will also receive a refund of registration fees, taxes, etc.
Option B: Replacement
The manufacturer will take possession of the vehicle and provide you with a new one. It must be an identical or substantially similar vehicle. The manufacturer will pay the registration and taxes on the new vehicle, but you will not receive a refund of fees or finance charges paid on the original vehicle. This option requires the consent of both parties.
In some circumstances, we may be able to negotiate an additional option called a “cash and keep.” This would allow you to retain possession of the vehicle and receive a cash payment to compensate for the defect.
If you are having difficulty with a defective Mercedes, contact our nearest office for a consultation. We have locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dana Point, and San Diego. Or you can call 888-407-2955 to speak with us from anywhere in the state. Either way, the consultation is free. We look forward to serving you.