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Jeep in California.
Jeep Models with the Most Recalls
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Does Your Vehicle Qualify for Jeep California Lemon Law?
Jeep Lemon Law FAQs
Which vehicles are covered by Jeep lemon law?
Does my vehicle qualify for a Jeep lemon law buyback?
What compensation am I eligible for in a Jeep lemon law claim?
Can I take my Jeep to my family mechanic for warranty repairs?
While your vehicle is covered under warranty, the manufacturer or dealership is your mechanic.
What if the warranty for my Jeep expires?
Lemon law is dependent on warranty terms. The defect must first be reported while the warranty is in effect. Even if the warranty expires during the repair process, your Jeep lemon law claim may still be valid.
Now, if the warranty expires before you report the defect – and you cannot prove the vehicle was defective during the terms of the warranty – your claim may be invalid. Timeliness is everything in the lemon law process. As soon as you notice something is wrong with your vehicle, report it to the manufacturer immediately. Not only will delaying impact your claim, driving around with a defective vehicle puts you and other drivers at risk.
What is the time limit to file a lemon law Jeep claim?
The state of California has a four-year statute of limitations to file a claim after proving the vehicle meets the state’s qualifications of a lemon. This is another big reason to report a manufacturer defect immediately. If you wait multiple years to file a claim, the manufacturer’s legal teams might claim the defect was not “substantial” enough to constitute a buyback. In other words, every day you wait around with a lemon negatively impacts your odds to receive compensation.
Does Jeep lemon law apply to used vehicles?
Yes! California is one of the few states in the country that expands lemon law to used vehicles. These warranties for used cars are usually good for 30 days after purchase or before 1,000 miles accrue on the odometer. If your used Jeep meets the state’s lemon law qualifications within these terms, it can be processed like a new vehicle.
The state requires dealerships to specify whether the vehicle is being sold with a dealer warranty or “as is”. This means there is no warranty in place and the consumer is not entitled to lemon law benefits.
What if I bought my Jeep model “as is”?
“As is” agreements are common in private sales. However, dealerships are required to clearly indicate if a vehicle is being sold “as is” on the buyer’s guide. This clause means there is no warranty in place and the buyer takes complete responsibility for any potential defects. Unfortunately, Jeep lemon law in California does not have any protections in place for vehicles being sold “as is”.
What if there is no indication of a dealer warranty or an “as is” agreement?
If the dealer does not clearly specify if the vehicle has a dealer warranty or an “as is” agreement on the buyer’s guide, the vehicle likely has an implied warranty of merchantability. This unspoken warranty means the vehicle will work for its intended purpose. In California, implied warranties can be good for at least 60 days after purchase, but no longer than one year.
As there is no written agreement in an implied warranty, seeking benefits under Jeep lemon law can be tricky. You’ll certainly need a skilled lemon lawyer to help manage your case.
How much does a Jeep lemon law lawyer cost?
Trustworthy lemon law lawyers operate on a contingent fee agreement. This means, unlike other areas of law, they do not take a percentage of the total settlement paid out by the manufacturer AFTER they win the case. Consumers should never have to pay any out-of-pocket costs upfront to hire a lemon attorney. In other words, anyone can afford to hire an experienced lemon law lawyer to handle their claim.
Many consumers are unaware of this – as they’ve never dealt with a lemon before. Be careful for attorneys that seek a fast, low-ball settlement from the manufacturer that leaves the consumer short-changed.
Do You Really Need an Attorney in Your Jeep Lemon Law Claim?
Auto manufacturers have unlimited resources and some of the most expensive legal defense teams money can buy. These attorneys go to great lengths to avoid compensating consumers for faulty vehicles. A California lemon law attorney is instrumental in making sure you don’t fall for their tricky tactics and earn the highest settlement – with a quick turnaround.