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 Jeep in California.

Jeep Models with the Most Recalls

Jeep is one of the most iconic auto brands in the world. Jeeps have earned a reputation for off-road capabilities and durability – but we have seen the vehicle catalog had its fair share of problems. Here are the models we’ve handled a Jeep lemon law claim.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most popular mid-size SUV models on the market – but it reports Jeep recalls at 187. The model was first introduced in 1992. We’ve seen the following manufacturer defects, including but not limited to:

Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the oldest SUV lines the brand offers, first released in 1974. The model has maintained the respect of consumers for decades, but reports 173 recalls issued. Some of the most common issues we’ve seen with Jeep Cherokee lemon law claims involve:

Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is arguably the most popular off-road vehicle in the world. A beloved mid-size SUV, the Wrangler has consistently notched a favorable reliability score – but that doesn’t mean it’s a flawless machine. This Jeep model reports 144 recalls for issues including (but not limited to):

Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Liberty was a short-lived model, but it certainly made an impact with over one million units sold. The Liberty reports 67 recalls in its 10-year existence. If you’re planning to purchase a used model, some issues that may constitute a Jeep lemon law claim:

Does Your Vehicle Qualify for Jeep California Lemon Law?

An issue with your Jeep model does not automatically mean you have a lemon. In California, your vehicle must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a Jeep lemon law claim:
You’ll need documentation from the manufacturer-certified repair facility to prove your vehicle meets Jeep lemon law qualifications.

Jeep Lemon Law FAQs

Which vehicles are covered by Jeep lemon law?

Jeep lemon law extends to all Jeep models that were sold with defects – and are covered under the manufacturer or dealer warranty.

Does my vehicle qualify for a Jeep lemon law buyback?

Understanding the qualifications for a Jeep lemon law claim in the state of California is the first step toward seeking compensation. Your Jeep may be eligible for legal benefits if:
Make sure to keep and organize all receipts and documentation throughout the repair process.

What compensation am I eligible for in a Jeep lemon law claim?

Once your vehicle meets the criteria of Jeep lemon law in California, your buyback will likely include:
Be sure to keep all your receipts and documentation for the vehicle.

Can I take my Jeep to my family mechanic for warranty repairs?

No! This is one of the most devastating mistakes you can make in the lemon law process. The vehicle MUST be taken to a Jeep manufacturer-certified repair facility while it is under warranty. Taking your vehicle to a 3rd party mechanic may void your Jeep lemon law claim.
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.

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