The Lemon Law’s basic premise protects those buying cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and RVs from being taken advantage of. A manufacturer cannot repeatedly try to fix a vehicle with a recurring issue after a reasonable number of attempts. A seller or a dealer cannot misrepresent the product they sell by such subterfuge as changing the odometer, not noting crash damage repairs or omitting relevant information. Both federal and state Lemon Laws enable buyers to recover damages as well as attorney’s fees and costs.
California Lemon Laws are some of the strictest in the country, and for good reason. Our famously car-centric culture means that we spend a lot of time in our vehicles, whether it is for personal reasons or conducting business. Either way, the roads are usually full with drivers in vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
It is an unfortunate fact that dealerships cannot or will not solve all motor vehicle issues. Whether they have fixed a car multiple times without results, or if they claim there is no issue with the vehicle, owners and their attorneys sometimes need to look elsewhere for satisfaction. The next step in this process for many is turning to the manufacturer.