A buyer or lessee of an automobile possesses numerous protections under both state and federal law if the auto or truck or other type of vehicle does not perform as offered within an express manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty laws can be confusing, and hard to understand. These comments provide a quick and brief overview of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and what is generally referred to as “Lemon Laws.”
California Lemon Law and the federal Lemon Law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) offer compensation to California buyers and lessees of defective automobiles as well as trucks and other motor vehicles and consumer products including motor bikes, RV’s, boats, computers along with individual home appliances and products. To be eligible for CA Lemon Law or the federal Lemon Law relief, you need to have a vehicle or other consumer good that has sustained various service efforts within the manufacturer’s factory warranty. Lemon Law damages may include your money back, replacement unit or cash compensation.
California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly referred to as the California Lemon Law, was enacted to provide relief to consumer who bought or leased problematic vehicles. Generally, the California Lemon Law applies to motor vehicles in which the car dealerships have been unable to repair the vehicle during the warranty time period after being provided a reasonable number of chances to repair it. For eligible claims, the manufacturer should give the consumer his or her money back and pay off the outstanding loan or exchange the consumer product with one that is substantially equivalent.
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 Pontiac is a lemon car , you may have a valid claim. Contact us at (877) 885-5366 with your questions.