A consumer who has purchased or leased a car possesses a number of protections under both state as well as federal laws in case the car does not operate as it should while under the manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty legislation is often challenging, and can be difficult to explain comprehensively in a brief space. The information below provides some basic information regarding the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, namely, what is popularly referred to as “Lemon Law.”
State Lemon Laws as well as the federal Lemon Law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) provide remedies and relief for consumers who have purchased or leased 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 or was out of service for a considerable amount of time 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, known as the California Lemon Law, was put into law to provide relief to consumers from problematic vehicles and other problematic and defective consumer goods. Typiclly, the California Lemon Law pertains to motor vehicles which the authorized manufacturer servicing dealerships are unable to repair within the warranty period after being given a reasonable opportunity to repair the defective vehicle. For eligible vehicles, the automobile manufacturer must give the consumer his or her money back and even pay off the remaining loan amount owed or substitute the vehicle with a substantially equivalent model.
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.
Is your Scion a lemon car? You may have a claim under the state’s lemon law rights. Below is a list of Scion Models that we have seen lemon issues.
- Scion iQ
- Scion tC
- Scion xB
- Scion xD AT
- Scion xD MT
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