It’s a great day when you sign the papers and pick up the keys to your new Subaru. A beautiful interior, bright display panel, new tires, and a roaring engine promise years of good times on the road. But then you start noticing mechanical and electrical problems with the vehicle. This begins an unpleasant journey of repeated trips to the mechanic. If you find yourself stuck in this situation, call a Subaru lemon lawyer today.

Subaru Lemon Law

In California, consumers with defective vehicles have a friend in the lemon law and the protection it provides. Under the Subaru lemon law, if you purchase a car, truck, or SUV with chronic problems, you are legally entitled to a refund (buyback), or a replacement vehicle at Subaru’s expense. While this law covers vehicle defects, if you ever find yourself in a collision, it’s also wise to seek guidance from an experienced car accident attorney to navigate any legal complexities. At Neale & Fhima, we work hard to enforce the lemon law rights of our clients. The Subaru lemon law applies to both new and used cars so long as you have the appropriate warranty. If you’re ready to ditch your defective Subaru and move forward, take heart — a Subaru lemon lawyer at Neale & Fhima is on your side.

Why Choose Us as Your Subaru Lemon Lawyer?

A Subaru lemon lawyer is worth his weight in gold. But some attorneys are better than others when it comes to winning lemon law claims. At Neale & Fhima, we have a 99% success rate in lemon law cases!Our team stands head and shoulders above the rest. Attorney Aaron Fhima is a tough negotiator and knows how to think outside the box when preparing a case. He has been handling Subaru lemon law cases for decades, and he knows the complexities and nuances of the California statute. The lemon law is a fine example of how the state legislature can empower consumers, but when it comes to clarity, the text leaves a lot to be desired. Our Subaru defect lawyer understands the quirks of the statute, as well as the many court opinions interpreting it. Our Subaru lemon lawyer puts this knowledge to work for you. Our satisfied clients sing our praises because we pride ourselves on outstanding client service.

How We Can Help

At Neale & Fhima, our Subaru lemon law attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of claims filed by clients who bought defective Subarus. Going up against dealerships and manufacturers by yourself is an arduous task. Don’t go it alone. Our Subaru lemon lawyer can help. We know you may have already failed in your attempt to get a dealership to do the right thing. Here are the ways we can help with your Subaru lemon 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
  4. Negotiate aggressively with the manufacturer/dealership to rectify your situation.

Our Subaru lemon lawyer is on standby now to take your call. Contact Neale & Fhima at 888-407-2955 to find out about your legal rights.

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Subaru Lemon Buyback

In a Subaru lemon buyback, the manufacturer must take back the defective vehicle and refund your money, including the down payment, fees, taxes, 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 Subaru is required to replace your defective car, SUV, or truck with the same or similar model. In limited circumstances, our Subaru lemon lawyer might also be able to negotiate a third option — “cash and keep” — in which you keep the vehicle you currently have, and Subaru will pay you a lump sum to compensate for the defect. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, consulting with a truck accident lawyer might also be beneficial.

California has one of the most extensive and buyer-friendly Subaru lemon laws in the nation. When you hire Neale & Fhima, a Subaru lemon lawyer will give you the information you need to make an informed decision about taking legal action. Find out more in: What to Do if You Have a Lemon.

A Closer Look: Subaru Lemon Law Claims

A “lemon” is a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, or other vehicle that keeps breaking down no matter how many times you try to get it fixed. Whether it’s because of defective brakes, broken mirrors, malfunctioning seats, a leaking engine or a myriad of other mechanical and electrical problems, these vehicles spend more time at the mechanic’s than on the road. To determine whether you have a Subaru lemon law claim, check to see if your vehicle is still under the original Subaru warranty. If it is, you probably have a claim. If you own a used vehicle, then you will need one of three specific warranties to have a Subaru lemon law claim. Consulting with a used car lemon law lawyer can provide clarity and guidance on your potential claim. These are listed below. Either way, you need to have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to have your new vehicle repaired before filing a legal claim. Find out more in: Do You Have a Lemon?

Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as the California lemon law, you might have legal recourse for your defective auto. The lemon law in California stipulates that your vehicle must have “nonconformities,” which are defined as any defect or malfunction that is covered by Subaru’s original new car warranty. Nonconformities compromise the …

  • USE,
  • VALUE, or
  • SAFETY of the auto.

However, to qualify for Subaru lemon law protection, the safety issue doesn’t have to put you in eminent danger. If your Subaru 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. Many defects qualify.

Common defects that affect safety include:

  • Check-engine lights
  • Broken navigation system
  • Engine and exhaust issues
  • Faulty windshield wipers
  • Steering problems
  • Unpredictable acceleration
  • Braking problems (not just squeaking)
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Air conditioning does not work
  • Battery dies regularly, or drains irregularly
  • Fuel gauges and speedometer don’t work
  • Door locks don’t work
  • Leaky transmission.

If you’re uncertain whether your vehicle’s flaw is covered by the Subaru lemon law, give us a call and we will assess your claim.

If you purchased a Subaru Forester, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek, Impreza or other vehicle only to discover that it’s a lemon, don’t despair. Take action! Call a Subaru lemon lawyer today at 888-407-2955.

How Does Subaru Lemon Law Buyback Work?

The process starts by filing a claim against your vehicle’s manufacturer. A Subaru defect lawyer at Neale & Fhima can do this on your behalf. Remember also to check and see if there are any Subaru recalls because if there are, a dealership might repair your vehicle for free. If you must file a lemon law claim, we guarantee that our Subaru defect lawyer will be tough. We expect push-back from auto manufacturers, and we are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with them. At Neale & Fhima, we pride ourselves on creating legal strategies that give our clients the best possible outcome. Our experience in lemon law claims ensures our success.

To prevail in a Subaru lemon law claim, you must show that you made reasonable attempts to get the problem repaired. For that reason, keep all receipts, work orders and repair documentation from each one of your repair appointments. State law does not clearly define “reasonable attempts,” but here are some rules of thumb:

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

At Neale & Fhima, we pride ourselves on creating legal strategies that give our clients the best possible opportunities to succeed with their legal claims. Find out more in: The Lemon Law Claims Process.

Will Subaru Buyback My Lemon?

Yes, Subaru will buyback 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.

To settle the case as quickly as possible, it is recommended that you have your Subaru simply repurchased or replaced. But if you have a strong case, you could qualify for a higher cash settlement with the help of a Subaru lemon lawyer. Call us for a free consultation at 888-407-2955.

A Subaru Defect Lawyer Answers FAQs

These Subaru lemon law FAQs will help provide answers to some frequently asked questions that our Subaru defect lawyer hears over and over from clients. Read on to find out more.

  • How long does a Subaru lemon law buyback take?

    While every case is different, some Subaru lemon law buyback claims can be resolved in as little as 30 days. Others will take 60-90 days or longer. A Subaru lemon lawyer can assess your unique claim and give you a better idea of when you could achieve resolution.

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

    We work on contingency, which means our legal fees and case expenses are paid by the manufacturer in successful lemon law claims. So you don’t have to worry.

  • Does the California lemon law cover recreational vehicles?

    Yes, the California lemon law provides protection for RVs, electric vehicles, travel trailers, motorcycles, and boats. However, it does not cover off-road or all-terrain vehicles because they are not licensed by the California Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

  • Will the Subaru lemon law cover defects that arise from car accidents?

    No, the Subaru lemon law does not apply in car accidents. It also does not apply for defects arising from owner abuse or negligence, inclement weather, or parts added after purchase.

At Neale & Fhima, a Subaru defect lawyer will answer all your questions in a free consultation. You are under no obligation, so what do you have to lose?

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Subaru Lemon Law and Used Cars

Some used cars are covered under Subaru lemon law depending on whether they have a warranty. If you bought the car “as is,” then the law generally does not apply. But if you have one of three specific warranties, then you might be protected. Here are the three types of warranties that qualify:

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

A skilled and qualified Subaru defect lawyer can explain these three types of used car warranties in greater detail and help you determine whether you have a substantial lemon law claim.

Is There a Time Limit on Filing a Subaru 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 doesn’t mean that if you have had your Subaru 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. So, collect copies of your repair bills, work orders, and payment receipts and take action.

The Subaru lemon law statute of limitations is 4 years. So, file a claim before time runs out!

Contact a Subaru Lemon Lawyer Today

Don’t spend one more day looking under your car’s hood or dropping it off at the dealership for additional repairs. You’ve had enough! It’s time to take legal action. If you’ve been stuck with a lemon and are looking for a legal remedy, contact a Subaru lemon lawyer today at Neale & Fhima. Our skilled and hard-working lawyers have helped hundreds of consumers just like you by forcing car manufacturers to buy back or replace defective vehicles. For a free initial consultation about your case, call a Subaru defect lawyer today 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 ]