When you shell out $35,000 to $80,000 for a Lexus, you expect a quality-manufactured vehicle that’s safe and lives up to the express warranty that it came with. If there is a flaw with your Lexus that reduces its value or that is a safety concern and the manufacturer has been unsuccessful in fixing it, you are likely entitled to damages under state and federal Lemon Laws.
Your Lemon Law Rights
A car is considered a lemon and covered under Lemon Laws when it has a defect or nonconformity that you’ve brought to the manufacturer’s attention and is still not functioning correctly. Under state Lemon Laws, such as California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, and the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, consumers who’ve purchased defective products such as vehicles, are entitled to certain protections. Namely, if you have Lexus lemon, you have the following rights.
- The right to ask the manufacturer to make good on the promises in the warranty
- The right to have your car bought back from the manufacturer if it has failed to fix your car after several repair attempts
- The right to sue to manufacturer if it fails to remedy the defect or repurchase your car
- The right to recover damages in a lawsuit, which include the cost of the car, taxes, other vehicle-related fees and repairs, and the legal fees for suing. California Civil Code Section 1794(a) provides: “Any buyer of consumer goods who is damaged by a failure to comply with any obligation under this chapter or under an implied or express warranty or service contract may bring an action for the recovery of damages and other legal and equitable relief.”
Common Complaints among Lexus Owner
- Transmission problems
- Engine vibration
- Faulty check engine and brake light system lights on the dash
- Brake issues that lead to excessive tire wear
- Vibrations in the sunroof, doors and wheels
- Failure to start
- Trunk flaws that cause gaps in which rain water can enter
- Faulty sensors
- Water pumps that leak
- Wind noise (sounds like window is open, even when closed)
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Steps to Take if You Have a Lexus Lemon
If you believe your Lexus is a lemon, the first thing you’ll want to do is contact a lawyer to get started with your case. Make sure to collect all pertinent information to share with your lawyer, including the financing or leasing agreement, registration card, copies of correspondence sent to the manufacturer, and a copy of all receipts or orders for repairs. Also, jot down the dates when you took the car in for repairs, what the repairpersons told you, and how many times your car has malfunctioned or broken down or how long it’s been out of service (if applicable).
You also might want to report the issue to the Better Business Bureau and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For help resolving your Lexus Lemon claim, call The Lemon Law Experts today. Our firm is based out of California, but we gladly accept clients in other states. Contact us today at 877-885-5366 for a free consultation.