When you purchase or lease a BMW, the manufacturer or its representative is responsible for upholding any express warranties it made. If you wind up with a lemon and the manufacturer won’t repurchase, replace or compensate you, you will want to speak to a Lemon Law attorney about your legal options. For a consultation with a law firm that specializes in California Lemon Law cases, contact the Lemon Law Experts at 877-885-5366.
Defining a “Lemon Vehicle”
A “lemon” vehicle is one that is under warranty and has defects that the manufacturer is unwilling or unable to fix. Each state has its own Lemon Laws, as does the federal government. Lemon Laws essentially hold manufacturers of consumer goods, such as vehicles, responsible for their product warranties.
The laws differ slightly from state to state, but the gist of Lemon Law consumer protection is that if a manufacturer is unable to make good on a warranty for a vehicle, they must either repurchase or replace the car. Consumers with lemon BMWs have a right to sue the manufacturer for damages if the manufacturer won’t take care of the issue promptly.
Common Issues with BMW Lemons
Our firm handles all types of Lemon Law cases, including those for disgruntled BMW owners whose vehicles fall short of the manufacturer’s promises. Numerous models of BMWs have been reported as a lemons, including the 335i, 135i, 535i, and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes; Z4 roadsters; X5s and X6s; 5 – 7 Series; and 1 Series coupes and convertibles. Not only is it upsetting to spend thousands of dollars on a car that doesn’t perform correctly, but certain defects also can be quite dangerous.Below are some of the issues BMW lemons commonly have.
- Rear brake disc problems
- Errors with the fuel level sensors
- Fuel pump malfunctions
- Leaking with the power braking system
- Insufficient clearance between seatbelt tensioners
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Can you sue if you bought a BMW lemon?
If you took your BMW to the dealer for repairs on several occasions, but the problem still is not fixed and the manufacturer has not bought back the car, there is a good chance you can take legal action against the manufacturer to recover your losses. There are certain requirements you must meet in order to have a viable suit. Because each state’s requirements differ, you’ll want to speak directly to a Lemon Law attorney to determine if you qualify, as per your state’s guidelines.
For instance, in California, you can only file a BMW Lemon Law suit if the following is true.
- Your car is still under the manufacturer’s warranty.
- The defect or component that is malfunctioning is one that’s covered under the warranty.
- You purchased the car less than 18 months ago or the odometer reads less than 18,000 miles (whichever occurs first).
- You’ve notified the manufacturer in writing about the need for repair. (Save a copy of all correspondence.)
- You’ve taken your car to repair the issue four or more times (two or more times if the issue is one that can lead to injury or death) or if your car has been out of service because of disrepair for at least 30 days.
If your car meet the specifications, you can recover the cost of the vehicle, the cost of any repairs you’ve paid for, the sales tax on the car, licensing and registration fees, and your attorney fees. If you have a BMW lemon, you’ll want to move forward quickly with pursuing your case so as not to overstep the time limits and to get out of your bum car lease or loan A.S.A.P.
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