As California’s top lemon law firm, the Lemon Law Experts have assisted thousands of clients recover millions in refunds and cash compensation for their lemon vehicles.
Our attorneys have a profound understanding of every facet of Bakersfield Lemon Law and have successfully handled a variety of lemon law cases from top auto manufacturers like General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Volkswagen, Honda and Tesla. If you think you purchased or leased a lemon car in Bakersfield, we can help you obtain justice and financial compensation.
At the Lemon Law Experts, we are dedicated to excellence in customer service and legal representation. We can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. There are no upfront costs when you work with us, and we do not get paid unless we settle your case. You can rest confident that our team will make sure you get the best outcome possible.
If it is determined that you own or lease a lemon car, you may be entitled to a variety of legal remedies under state and federal lemon laws. Your case may qualify for compensation in the form of a replacement vehicle, cash, or a lemon law refund.
This refund would consist of all monies you have spent as a result of owning or leasing your lemon, including the payment of your legal fees and costs. Under state law, manufacturers are obligated to exchange or repurchase the car but are permitted to subtract a usage fee for the number of miles the car was working properly.
Lemon Law can cover a wide range of manufacturing defects and issues, all of which affect the use, safety, and or value of a vehicle. If you are not sure if your situation qualifies, the Lemon Law Experts are here to assist you.
Is my car a lemon?
There are some signs that your car may be a lemon. State lemon laws cover manufacturing defects that affect the use, safety, or value of your car. Manufacturing defects typically affect major systems of a car, such as its transmission, engine or electrical system. It is possible that your car is a lemon if any of the following occur within the first 18 months of 18,000 miles:
- You have taken your car in for at least 4 repairs for the same issue
- You have taken your car in for at least 2 repairs for the same serious issue that can cause injury or death
- Your car has spent more than 30 calendar days at the repair shop (does not have to be consecutive)
- An authorized dealership was unable to fix the issues with your car within a reasonable number of repair attempts.
You may qualify for various legal remedies under state and federal laws if you own or purchase a lemon. Keep in mind that to qualify your vehicle must be protected by a manufacturer’s warranty when the issues first appear.
If your car has lemon issues after the first 18,000 miles or 18 months of purchase or lease, you may still be eligible for lemon law relief if the first repair occurred during this period. Your car does not have to perfectly fit California’s Lemon Law Legal Presumption to qualify.
The best way to know if you have a lemon law claim is to speak with an experienced lemon law attorney who can review your case. If you live in Bakersfield or anywhere else in California and have questions about your car, we can help you.
The Lemon Law Experts are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your situation. With a free, no-obligation consultation, one of our Experts can review your case and confirm your eligibility.
What could I receive in compensation for my lemon?
If your car qualifies as a lemon, you could be eligible for a refund, replacement vehicle, or monetary compensation. In a refund scenario, you would be reimbursed for all money spent on the vehicle, including the down payment, any monthly payments, registration fees, taxes, towing fees, rental car fees, and the payment of your legal fees and costs.
The manufacturer is permitted to hold a fee for usage, which means that they can keep money for the number of miles the vehicle was operational, before the first repair attempt. Your vehicle must be taken to an authorized manufacturer dealership for necessary repairs during your car’s warranty period to qualify under the California state lemon law, i.e., the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (CA Civil Code § 1790-1795.8).
If you receive a vehicle replacement, the new car will be of a similar make and model to your lemon. The replacement will mostly likely be of the same model year.
If you leased the lemon, then the term of your lease and its duration will remain the same. Your only expense in this situation is the money you spent while the vehicle was operational and any applicable taxes. With the cash compensation option, you essentially receive cash for the diminished value of your lemon and retain possession of your vehicle.
If you have any questions about your situation and what options are available to you, please let us know. You may qualify for significant financial compensation for your lemon.
With years of experience and legal success, the Lemon Law Experts can help you maximize the compensation you could receive for your defective car. Through a free, no-obligation consultation, we can give you a better idea of how much your case is worth and how much you could potentially receive in recovery.
How much time do I have to file a lemon law claim in California?
Under California state law, you have four years to file a claim. The limit starts when you first have issues with your vehicle or when you first should have known about the issues with your vehicle during the warranty period.
Operating a car with safety risks can be dangerous to both you and any occupants in your car, however. We suggest that you review your legal options as soon as possible if you are experiencing safety issues with your vehicle.
How long will it take to settle my Lemon Law case?
This depends on the unique facts of your situation. Some lemon law claims can be resolved within 90 days, while others may require considerably more time such as more than 2 years.
The more complex your case is, the more time it may take to resolve your case. The best way to know what you could expect in pursuing a claim for your situation is to consult with a knowledgeable lemon law attorney in Bakersfield so that you can receive the best legal advice possible from the very beginning. This can help you optimize your chances of recovering damages.
What kinds of vehicles does Lemon Law cover?
Cars or automobiles are not the only type of vehicle covered by state and federal lemon laws. Motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, boats, ATVs, commercial vehicles, business vehicles, and more may all be subject to lemon laws.
If your vehicle was sold with a written warranty and your first repair efforts took place during the warranty period, then you may have a lemon law claim. Additionally, California’s lemon laws include both new and used vehicles, as long as they have been sold with warranties.
If you have any questions about whether your vehicle qualifies, we can help you. To find out if you qualify for a replacement vehicle, refund, or cash, you will want to speak with a highly skilled lemon law attorney who can review your options. The Lemon Law Experts have in-depth knowledge of both local and national lemon laws and can answer any questions you may have about your vehicle or any other good.
Work with an Experienced Bakersfield Lemon Law Lawyer
As California’s top lemon law firm, the Lemon Law Experts have assisted thousands of consumers throughout the state in recovering millions for their defective vehicles.
Our firm is committed to defending clients who have been wronged by businesses who did not honor their promises. The Lemon Law Experts can help you obtain the compensation that you are entitled to for the losses you incurred as a result of owning or leasing your lemon.
Large automakers often enlist the legal help of attorneys who have expertise in lemon law. If you are going up against a large auto manufacturer, you will want to work with the best legal help available. The Lemon Law Experts exclusively focus on consumer protection and lemon law cases. Our team can help you succeed with your lemon law claim, regardless of manufacturer.
If you or someone you know is searching for legal assistance regarding a lemon vehicle, please let us know. We can connect you with one of our Bakersfield Lemon Law Attorneys who can review the details of your situation and determine how much you may be eligible to receive in a lemon law claim.
Whether you are ready to pursue a lemon law claim or still have questions, we can help you. Contact our team of Lemon Law Experts at (877) 885-5366 or fill out a form online for a free case evaluation.