The buyer or lessee of a car has several privileges under both state as well as federal legislation if the car does not function as presented under an express manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty regulations can be challenging, and complex. These comments briefly explain the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and what is popularly referred to as “Lemon Laws.”
State Lemon Laws as well as federal Lemon Law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) provide remedies and relief for consumers of malfunctioning vehicles and other consumer products such as motorbikes, RV’s, boats, computers and other individual appliances and goods. To meet the requirements within the California Lemon Law or the federal Lemon Law, it is essential to have a consumer product which experienced multiple repair attempts within the manufacturer’s factory warranty. Lemon Law settlements range from a refund to a replacement good or cash compensation.
California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly referred to as the California Lemon Law, was enacted in order to present relief to purchasers and lessees of problematic vehicles and other consumer goods. Generally, the California Lemon Law pertains to vehicles that the authorized manufacturer dealerships are not able to repair during the warranty time period after being given a reasonable range of chances to do so. For qualifying vehicles or other consumer goods, the manufacturer needs to give the consumer his/her money back, pay the balance of the remaining loan or exchange the vehicle or consumer good with one that is substantially similar.
The California Lemon Law also mandates that the manufacturer provide for the consumer’s attorney’s fees and costs, if the consumer is deemed the prevailing party. This makes the law financially feasible for those who would otherwise not be capable to retain a law firm.
If you believe that your Oldsmobile is a lemon car and could have a claim under the state’s lemon law rights then call us at (877) 885-5366.