How Rodriguez v. FCA US, LLC Affects California Lemon Law

How Rodriguez v. FCA US, LLC Affects California Lemon Law

In the case of Rodriguez v. FCA US, LLC, the court ruled that the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act does not apply to used cars sold with a manufacturer’s warranty. This is a significant change from how the law has been interpreted in the past, and it could have a serious impact on used car buyers in California.

Under the previous interpretation of the law, if a consumer experienced repeat warranty repairs with a used vehicle purchase, they could potentially be protected under the California Lemon Law. Now, however, it appears that this protection may no longer be available to used car buyers.

This ruling is likely to have a significant impact on the used car market in California, as well as on manufacturers who sell used cars with a manufacturer’s warranty.

If you are considering purchasing a used car in California, it is important to be aware of this ruling and how it may affect your rights as a consumer. If you have any questions about the ruling or its impact on your specific situation, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can advise you of your rights and options.


What Items Are Covered Under California’s Lemon Law? 

There are three standard qualifications: 

A significant use, value, or safety impairment must exist in the vehicle. There must have been a warranty in place to address the car’s issues. The car must have been in the shop for an excessively long period of time, or the owner must have made numerous attempts to get the vehicle repaired. 

What Does California’s Used Automobile Lemon Legislation Say? 

A consumer who has acquired a used car in California under warranty that is defective or cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of efforts is protected by the state’s lemon law. The car had to have been purchased from a store or dealer, not from an individual.

Call our experts at the Scott Law Group P.C. if you think your used car may be a lemon. Our team has successfully handled many cases involving used cars, and we can help you navigate this complex legal issue. Contact us today for a free consultation.


If you believe you have a lemon, please give the experts of Scott Law Group P.C. a call at (619) 345-5599 for a free California Lemon Law evaluation now.

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