Is There A Time Limit To File A Lemon Law Claim in California?
In California, there is a time limit to proceed with a Lemon Law claim. This time limit, also known as the lemon law statute of limitations, imposes restrictions on a consumer who wants to file a lemon law lawsuit. Generally, California Lemon Law imposes a four year deadline to file a Lemon Law claim. The four year limit typically starts from when the consumer experienced warrantable problems with his/her vehicle. Even there is a four year time limit, consumer should act sooner than than later with a lemon law claim since delaying a claim can negatively affect the outcome. This is because under California’s Lemon Law statute, for a consumer to qualify for a Lemon Law buyback, they need to establish that the vehicle in question, whether it is a car, truck, or SUV, legally meets the definition of “lemon”. That means that the vehicle has a faulty defect that cannot be repaired by the dealership or manufacturer after multiple repair efforts and the issue impairs the vehicle’s use, value, or safety. The Lemon Law Experts of Consumer Law Experts recommend contacting a qualified lemon law lawyer as soon as possible to discuss Lemon Law rights in order to maximize the chances of a successful outcome.
If four years pass and a Lemon Law claim has not been made, then under California law, the consumer will most likely be barred from pursuing a lemon law claim. This is why it is best to contact a qualified Lemon Law attorney who understands the time limits and other complexities involved with a Lemon Law case. Do you suspect that your new or used vehicle is a lemon? If so, and you are interested in pursuing a lemon law buyback in California, contact the Lemon Law Experts of Consumer Law Experts at 1-877-885-5366 today for a free case evaluation. The Lemon Law attorneys will speak with you directly and let you know if you have a case that you should pursue.