If you are going to be buying, or have recently purchased a vehicle in the state of California, you may want to acquaint yourself with the California Lemon Law. This is not to say that all cars purchased in California are lemons, but rather, some are lemons and you would need to know what to do in the event you purchased a lemon.
A lemon, when referring to a car or truck, is a vehicle that is new and:
1) has a substantial defect that is covered under warranty in a time frame or number of miles after the purchase;
And 2) cannot be fixed after a reasonable amount of repair attempts
Those are the facts pertaining to cars as lemons in California. It is not always clear which cars are lemons and which ones are not. The law is also not fully clear as it states “a reasonable amount of repair attempts.” When it starts to look like a lemon, smell like a lemon, and drive like a lemon, it might just be a lemon. There are lemon laws that are strict and apply to used and pre-owned vehicles, depending on the number of miles and time since its production.
So when you purchase a car and you find yourself with a lemon, or it is starting to seem like a lemon, hand over the case to a lawyer who knows the California Lemon Law facts. Find a trusted California Lemon Law specialist at http://www.scvlemonlaw.com/.
Defective cars are undesirable, simply put. Approximately 150,000 cars each year are deemed lemons; they have a repeated and unfixable problem. It is good news for car buyers that each state has lemon laws to protect against these flawed driving machines.
In the event you do have a lemon, here is the California DMV’s webpage pertaining to Lemon Law Buyback Vehicles http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs%2Fbrochures/fast_facts/ffvr17.htm.