California Lemon Law Experts in San Diego

The California Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers that purchase new vehicles including cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and RVs/motor homes. There are also many other Consumer Protection laws that apply to consumer product purchases.  There are also options for used and leased vehicles and as the best lemon law lawyer in San Diego, we can help you explore your options if you feel you have a lemon law case.

What does the California Lemon Law Cover?

The lemon law covers new motor vehicles such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs and RVs/motor homes that have a gross vehicle weight that is less than 10,000 pounds. In regards to an RV/motor home, it also covers the chassis, chassis cab and that portion of a motor home devoted to its propulsion.  One thing that it does not cover on an RV/motor home though is any portion designed, used or designed primarily for human habitation.

However, if a consumer continually has problems with a motorcycle, a used car purchased with a manufacturer’s new car warranty, a pre-owned certified vehicle, the coach portion of an RV/motor home, a truck with a gross vehicle weight of over 10,000 pounds, we may still be able to help under California case law and other relevant state and federal statutes.

According to the California Lemon Law the manufacturer may have to abide by the following:

  • Pay for the consumers’ attorney’s fees and costs
  • Provide adequate repair facilities in California
  • Be allowed a certain number of repair attempts to fix the problem with the defective vehicle
  • Offer the consumer a replacement or a refund (buy back) minus any trouble-free use value
  • Ensure repairs do not take longer than 30 days

If the manufacturer of a vehicle that has a warranty is not able to repair the vehicle after a reasonable number of repair attempts, then it must buy back or replace the vehicle.  It must also pay the consumer’s incidental and consequential damages as well as the consumer’s attorney’s fees and costs. Reasonable number of attempts may be understood in several ways.  It typically varies and depends on the seriousness of the defect. Safety defects on a vehicle typically require fewer repair attempts than non-safety related defects.

Your Rights as a Consumer

It is important to note that the California Lemon Laws are very powerful.  The laws are in place to protect the consumer from defective products and to provide an avenue to monetary compensation when defects occur.

The California lemon laws provides the following types of remedies:

  • Payment of the consumer’s  attorney’s fees and costs
  • Replacement of the defective vehicle
  • Cash settlement
  • Repurchase (buy back) of the defective car

If you are in a situation where you believe you may have purchased a lemon vehicle, make sure to protect your rights and look into possibly starting a lemon law case.  Once you begin the process, you may demand to be compensated for the damages that you are entitled to under the law.  Even if the manufacturer is offering to buy back the vehicle, you should have a lemon law lawyer on your side to negotiate the terms of the offer.

Keep The Following in Mind When Deciding to Start a Lemon Law Case

If your vehicle is a lemon, we can force the manufacturer to buy-back your vehicle with a refund of all…

  • √ License And Registration Fees
  • √ All Past Monthly Payments, Including Down Payment
  • √ Repair Costs
  • √ Towing Costs
  • √ Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
  • √ You May Even Be Entitled To A Civil Penalty

Consumers often want to know how to determine whether they have a lemon law claim. The short answer to that question is, it’s complicated. We have years of relevant training and experience that allows us to make that determination. Rather than have you try to figure it out for yourself, give us a call and let’s talk it through. We want to hear your story. More importantly, we want to help you. If we can, we definitely will. Allow us that opportunity.

We have a few specific words of caution. Do not get hung up on the “30-day,” “2 or more times,” “4 or more times,” “safety,” “18 month,” and “18,000 mile” rules. These are rules that provide very broad guidelines, and there are countless exceptions to them. Not a single one of these rules has to apply to your car in order for it to qualify as a lemon. Even used cars can qualify under the lemon law. If your car, for some reason, does not qualify under the lemon law, there may be something about the sale of the car that was fraudulent. We have the training and experience to spot fraud as well.

Understand Your Rights & Legal Options Under The CA Lemon Law



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Scott Law Group P.C. May be Able to Help

At our top rated firm, we have over a decade of prior law experience defending Fortune 500 companies in these types of complex cases. Every case is unique and we fight arduously to find a solution to every case and have the courts decide in our clients’ favor. We use our extensive professional experience to find the best positive outcome possible for our valued clients. Some lemon law firms will hand over the case to another law firm if the manufacturer wants to go to trial. But Christian is aggressive and willing to litigate in order to get a favorable result for his valued clients.  Whether you bought or leased a new or used motor vehicle such as a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV or RVs/motor home, let us give you our expert advise. You may have numerous frequently asked questions prior to deciding to pursue a case. Rather than have you try to figure it out for yourself, let us advise you and let’s talk it through. We’ll address any concern and answer any question you may have prior to making any decisions on pursuing a case. We provide statewide service in California.

Rather than try to take on the vehicle manufacturer yourself, call the best lemon law lawyer in San Diego and let Christian Scott, the best attorney in your area give you the professional advice you need regarding a possible case.  We provide statewide service and we offer the best customer service around. Do not hesitate any longer, call now for a FREE case review.  All calls are returned within 24 hours.  Or if you prefer, complete the FREE Case Review Form.  Remember, you have nothing to lose, it’s FREE!

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SCOTT LAW GROUP P.C. represents plaintiffs detailed in the areas served section and across California who have purchased a lemon vehicle, have been seriously injured in an accident or have been a victim of dealer fraud. Examples of dealer fraud include undisclosed repairs or accident damage, undisclosed rental use and changing the terms after the purchase has been negotiated and the car is taken home. If you received a Notice of Intent after your vehicle was repossessed or if you purchased a prior lemon vehicle, we want to hear from you.  We have also provided a lemon law news section where you can reference information regarding this issue. We have over a decade of prior experience defending Fortune 500 companies in these types of cases. We know what corporate America thinks, does and hides and we use that experience to sue auto manufacturers, dealerships, businesses and individuals on behalf of our valued clients to recover damages and rightly compensate them for their losses. We provide excellent legal representation in both English and Spanish (Español). We can evaluate your case via our online Free Case Review form. We are serious. We achieve amazing results for our valued clients. This is who we are. This is what we do and we do it well.

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I was ecstatic after buying a new car but began having problems with it shortly thereafter. We contacted the dealership where we purchased the vehicle and after a while we felt that it was becoming a continuous battle of back and forth and nothing was getting resolved. The vehicle had been taken in to get serviced and we took it back to the service department several more times. It was a frustrating ordeal. Finally, we decided to contact Scott Law Group. Best decision I could have made. Within a few months we had a buyback offer from the manufacturer. Christian and his staff took care of us in less time than we had expected. This legal team is awesome and I would definitely recommend them for any Lemon needs.