A consumer who has purchased or leased a vehicle with an express warranty possesses a number of legal rights under both state as well as federal laws in the event the vehicle does not perform as presented under the warranty. Warranty laws are often complicated and complex. The information below briefly details the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and what is commonly known as the “Lemon Laws.”

California Lemon Law as well as federal Lemon Law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) offer remedies for CA buyers or lessees of defective passenger cars, trucks and also other motor vehicles and consumer products such as motorcycles, RV’s, motorboats, computers in addition to other individual appliances and merchandise. To meet the requirements under the State Lemon Law and the federal Lemon Law, the consumer’s vehicle or other consumer good must have endured multiple maintenance efforts under the manufacturer’s factory warranty. Lemon Law damages include a reimbursement, replacement or money reimbursement.

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,

If the consumer is the prevailing party, the California Lemon Law requires the manufacturer to pay for the consumer’s  attorney’s fees and costs.  This makes the lemon laws financially feasible for those who would otherwise not be able to retain a lawyer.

If you believe that your Yugo is a lemon then pick up the phone and call us at (877) 885-5366.