have a problematic car, can the Lemon Law help me?
The California Lemon Law’s intent is to have the
manufacturer of the automobile buy the vehicle
back or replace it if found to have spent too many
cumulative days in the shop for warranty repairs,
or having been subject to an unreasonable number
of repair visits for the same problem.
I want to know if I have a case, and what my
Lemon Law rights are. How do I find out?
The simple way is to call our offices and get a
free case review. As California’s largest Lemon
Law firm, there is never a charge for reviewing
your potential lemon law case, or answering
questions you may have about the problems you have
been experiencing with your vehicle.
I’ve heard about this “arbitration”.
What is it, and am I required to go through this?
In California, automobile manufacturers have set
up a voluntary non-binding arbitration program
(most manufacturers). This is a
“do-it-yourself” way of going about a Lemon
Law claim. It guarantees no result, and often
yields nothing more than the manufacturer being
granted a “repair decision”, allowing the car
dealer to fix the consumers vehicle – again. To
find out more about the pros and cons of
arbitration, please call our offices at
(1-800-CA-LEMON) 1-800-225-3666 prior to deciding
to utilize this voluntary dispute resolution
My dealer ignores my demands to replace or
buyback my vehicle. What can I do ?
The car dealership, whether the selling or
servicing dealer, is not responsible to repurchase
or replace your “lemon” vehicle. The
responsible party is the auto manufacturer. This
can be a “David and Goliath” scenario for most
consumers, with the California consumer at a
distinct disadvantage. Representation by an expert
Lemon Law attorney can “level the playing
field”. Calling our offices at 1-800-CA-LEMON
(1-800-225-3666) will introduce you to our firm,
get your questions answered, and allow us to
review your potential lemon law situation to see
if you have a case. We can then go directly to the
manufacturer of your vehicle for a refund of your
money, or possibly a new replacement vehicle.
My dealer wants to offer to “take me out
of my car and put me into a new one, and write up
a new sales agreement”. Is this the Lemon Law?
Absolutely not! This is the oldest ploy in the
automobile business. More commonly known as the
“trade assist”, the unwary consumer pleads
with the selling dealer to take back the offending
vehicle, to which the dealer creates a
selling/leasing opportunity. This can cost the
unknowing consumer thousands of dollars, keeps
their vehicle from becoming branded a “lemon”,
and often yields the dealer a staggering profit.
If you think you have a vehicle that may qualify
under the California Lemon Law, you should contact
our offices right away at 1-800-CA-LEMON
(1-800-225-3666) or e-mail us at: email@example.com
I have called the manufacturer’s
“customer assistance center” and they said I
don’t qualify for the Lemon Law. Am I getting
The automobile manufacturer’s “customer
assistance center” is not staffed by attorneys,
nor direct decision-makers. The consumer must
remember that these centers are for a corporation
that is protecting their assets, not yours.
Proceed with caution. To avoid possibly saying the
wrong thing when you call, please call our offices
before making any calls to the “customer
assistance center”. By calling our offices at
1-800-CA-LEMON (1-800-225-3666), we can establish
whether or not you have a valid Lemon Law claim
against the automobile manufacturer and give you
an outline of the Lemon Law process. This case
review is free, an oftentimes the evaluation takes
less than one day to complete.
The dealership told me that the manufacturer
was going to buyback or replace my vehicle., but I
have nothing in writing. What do I have?
Essentially you have a verbal promise and no
documentation to support it. In this “talk is
cheap” scenario the consumer is then faced with
the daunting task of trying to decide if the offer
(if ever actually presented in writing) even
follows the consumer protection provisions
afforded by our California Lemon Law! All too
often the consumers Lemon Law claim is
“settled” by an agreement or award that is
substantially less than our Lemon Law allows. Any
consumer who feels that they have been getting the
“corporate run-around” and wants to ensure
their full entitlement under a potential
California Lemon Law claim is urged to call our
offices at 1-800-CA-LEMON (1-800-225-3666). Proper
representation is vital to a successful outcome in
nearly all cases.
The Law Offices of William R. McGee The
California Lemon Law Specialists California’s Largest Lemon
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