What Does The California Lemon Law Consider as a Reasonable Number of Repairs?

Under the California Lemon Law, a consumer of new or used vehicles is afforded protection from a vehicle manufacturer that produces a materially defective product. Consumers can petition the court or an arbitrator to force a manufacturer to financially compensate them for damages they have sustained in purchasing or leasing a vehicle that proves to be materially defective.   Consumers could also call the best lemon law lawyer in San Diego to explore the option of starting a lemon law case.

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At the same time, manufacturers are provided an opportunity to address problems with the vehicle in an attempt to correct any defects. Specifically, the lemon law states that a manufacturer, or its agent, shall be allowed a reasonable number of repairs to conform the motor vehicle to the express written warranty provided at the time of purchase. This provision is often referred to as a reasonable number of repairs.

Because there is often confusion arising under the lemon law as to what is considered a reasonable number of repairs, consumers should enlist the aid of an experienced and knowledgeable lemon law attorney. In an attempt to mitigate this confusion, the California Legislature drafted the lemon law presumption, which provides guidance to consumers and manufacturers in defining a reasonable number of repairs. However, this presumption often contributes to consumer’s confusion because consumers believe that if they do not meet the conditions under the presumption, they will not have a valid claim under the lemon law. Experienced lemon law attorneys are familiar with decisions made by judges and arbitrators and can advise their clients as to whether they have requested a reasonable number of repairs. This presumption was drafted to provide guidance in narrowing down what is considered reasonable and experienced attorneys can advise clients; however, a judge or an arbitrator will ultimately make the final decision as to whether this threshold has been met.

The lemon law presumption considers whether the materially defective vehicle is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury when determining whether there have been a reasonable number of repairs. The presumption requires consumers of materially defective vehicles, where the defect is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle is driven, to have taken the vehicle in for at least two repair attempts and to have directly informed the manufacturer of the problem and the need for repair.  Where the defect is not one that is likely to result in death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle was driven, the consumer must bring the vehicle to the manufacturer, or its agent, for at least four repair attempts and advise the manufacturer of the defect and the need for repair.

There has been a lot of debate over what constitutes a reasonable number of repairs under the lemon law. While judges and arbitrators have heard many cases, there, unfortunately, is no clear-cut answer to what is considered reasonable repair attempts. Because this remains a factual question that must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, consumers would greatly benefit from the advice and guidance of an experienced lemon law attorney.

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!

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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