Land Rover has long been an iconic British car manufacturer. Land Rover’s motto is, “Go Beyond”. They stay true to their motto by blending a sporty and rugged high performance vehicle with a luxurious interior; making them extremely desirable to consumers around the globe. However, it is not uncommon for Land Rovers to have certain issues which can render them as a lemon under both state and federal laws. While each state has its own set of lemon laws, the lemon law in essence states that if your vehicle has a substantial impairment to the safety, use, or value of your vehicle, and Land Rover cannot repair it in a reasonable number of attempts then it could be considered a lemon.
Is Your Land Rover a Lemon?
A Land Rover that is under warranty and has defects that the manufacturer is unwilling or unable to fix can potentially be considered a lemon. It is important to know that each state has its own set of Lemon Laws. Generally, they state that if your vehicle has a substantial impairment to its safety, use, or value, and Land Rover cannot fix it then you might have a valid lemon law claim. When you purchase or lease a Land Rover, 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 should 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 today!
Common Issues with Land Rover Vehicles
The California Lemon Law mandates that the manufacturer provide for the consumer’s attorney’s fees and costs (if the consumer wins the case). This makes bringing a law suit against large auto manufacturers financially feasible for anyone. At Lemon Law Experts, we handle all types of Lemon Law cases, including those regarding Land Rover owners whose vehicles fall short of the manufacturer’s promises. There are many Land Rover models that have been reported as lemons. These models include but are not limited to the Freelander, LR2, LR3, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discover I and II. Below are some of the issues Land Rover lemons commonly have. Remember, even if your vehicle’s specific issue isn’t listed below you might still have a lemon on your hands!
- Brakes wear out prematurely
- Vehicle does not start
- Electrical problems
- Fuel gauges and fuel injectors
- Parking brake failure
- Sunroof water leak
- Steering shaft problems
- Airbag malfunction
- Engine malfunctions (vibration, stalling, shutting off)
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Can you sue if you bought a Land Rover lemon?
If you have attempted to take your Land Rover to the dealer for repairs on several occasions, but the problem persists and the manufacturer has not bought back the car, there is a strong possibility that you can take legal action to recover your losses.
In California, you can only file a Land Rover Lemon Law suit if the following is true:
- Under Manufacturer Warranty
- Defect is covered under the warranty.
- Vehicle was purchased or leased less than 18 months ago or the odometer reads less than 18,000 miles (whichever occurs first).
- Notification given to 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
- Car has been out of service because for at least 30 days.
If your car meets 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.
Contact our Land Rover Lemon Law Experts for a Free Case Evaluation!
Is your Land Rover a lemon? If you believe it is and might have a claim under the state’s lemon law rights then you need to pick up the phone and call us today. Don’t wait any longer or you’ll risk missing strict deadlines which could result in losing the ability to file a claim.