In some instances, a single repair visit can be enough to qualify your vehicle as a lemon, as this client discovered after owning a brand-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe for just over five months. Our client took this vehicle into the dealership just three different times following purchase. The first two visits took 12 and 6 days respectively to complete.
Our client was forced to take the Tahoe in for a third visit after he noticed an exhaust fluid leak. On this visit, the car spent 74 calendar days out of service due to repair.
In California, the Lemon Law offers significant protection for car owners who purchase or lease a vehicle that has defects that substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the car.
One of the key provisions of this law is the “30-day rule,” which states that if a car spends more than thirty consecutive or non-consecutive calendar days out of service due to repairs, it is presumed to be a lemon.
This rule provides a clear and objective standard for determining whether a car is a lemon and offers an avenue for the car owner to seek recourse for their losses.
The 30-day period does not have to be continuous, meaning that a car that is in the repair shop for several shorter periods that add up to more than thirty days is still eligible for protection under the law.
If your car is deemed to be a lemon under the 30-day rule, you may be eligible for a refund or replacement of the vehicle. The Lemon Law Experts can help you navigate this process and ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
Get in touch with the Lemon Law Experts today for a free and no-obligation consultation to determine if you qualify for a new car, monetary compensation, or a refund under the California lemon law. You can contact us by calling 877-885-5366 or completing a consultation form on our website.
Our team is committed to assisting you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to, so if you are experiencing any vehicle-related issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.