haven’t I heard more about the California Lemon
not drenched in media attention, the California
Lemon Law is one of the most attractive, “consumer
friendly” consumer protection laws in the
nation. It is for this reason that you should take
advantage of it. The
Law Offices of William R. McGee can defend
your rights and bring a swift and fair resolution to
your lemon ownership experience.
am I entitled to under the California Lemon Law?
you financed or leased your vehicle, you are
entitled to get back your down payment (or lease
inception fee), government fees, trade-in equity,
license fees and all the monthly payments you have
made up to the date of settlement. You may
also be entitled to towing reimbursement, as well as
rental car expenses you personally paid during your
warranty repair visits. The manufacturer pays
off the existing loan (or lease), you turn the
vehicle back in to the car dealership, and you get
your Lemon Law refund check. This is known as
a vehicle repurchase. In certain circumstances
you may also elect to take a replacement vehicle in
lieu of a repurchase. This is known as an exchange
of collateral. Your loan remains
the same, and you simply “swap” your present
vehicle for a new one with the same equipment.
Leased vehicles are treated in the same way.
any Lemon Law action, the manufacturer is entitled
to an offset for
mileage based on the odometer reading at the first
time you had your vehicle repaired for a
recurring problem. There is a specific formula
for calculating this offset, which your Lemon Law
attorney will discuss with you.
long can this process take?
can usually reach a settlement with the manufacturer
within 30-90 days by retaining our firm. A very
large number of cases are settled in as little as 30
days! You will not damage or compromise your
credit by taking advantage of the Lemon Law.
you can see, after you retain our firm it can be a very
quick process. And we keep you updated on
your cases progress. You no longer need to be
involved with car dealers or auto manufacturers and
suffer the frustration and anxiety of dealing with