A purchaser or lessee of a car or truck or other type of vehicle that is purchased or leased with a warranty, enjoys many protections from both state and federal regulations in the event the vehicle does not perform as it should per the warranty. Warranty laws are generally complicated and is difficult to explain in a brief space. The information herein quickly demonstrate the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and what’s generally 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 provide relief to purchasers from problematic consumer vehicles and other consumer goods. Commonly, the California Lemon Law pertains to cars, trucks and other vehicles when the authorized service providers and dealerships are not able to repair the consumer good during the warranty period after being given an acceptable number of repair opportunities. For eligible claims involving car, trucks and other vehicles and consumer goods, the manufacturer should give the consumer his or her money back, pay down the remaining loan or substitute the consumer good with one that is substantially similar.
Additionally, the California Lemon Law mandates that the manufacturer pay for the consumer’s lawyer’s fees and costs if the consumer has a prevailing claim. This makes the law economically feasible for people who may otherwise not be in a position to retain the services of a law firm.
Is your Volvo a lemon? Did you know under the state’s lemon law rights you may have a valid claim? Below is a list of Volvo Models that we have seen lemon issues.
- Volvo C30
- Volvo C70
- Volvo S40
- Volvo S60
- Volvo S80 6-cyl.
- Volvo V50
- Volvo XC60 T6
- Volvo XC70
- Volvo XC90 V8
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