You have certain expectations when you purchase a car. You expect that it will be safe, reliable, and perform as advertised. Yet sometimes, you end up with a car that
There are millions of cars on the roads of San Diego – many of which aren’t in proper working order.
Anyone can wind up behind the wheel of a poorly manufactured car, even if they do their best to buy from responsible sellers. That’s why California has lemon law consumer rights in place. The law is meant to protect consumers in the event they end up with a faulty vehicle or a “lemon”.
California lemon law (the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act) holds manufacturers accountable for producing defective products. At Cline APC, our lemon law attorneys make it a point to educate clients on the law so they understand their rights.
These factors indicate if manufacturer mistakes entitle you to compensation under lemon law in California:
The vehicle manufacturer has made at least two or more attempts to repair a warranty-covered defect; or
The vehicle has been out of service for more than 30 days while being repaired for warranty-covered problems; and
The vehicle has several warranty-covered problems, which were not caused by driver abuse of the vehicle and that impair its use, value, or safety.
In accordance with the California lemon law time limit, the defect must first occur within the originally stated warranty period.
A common misconception is that the problem should occur within the first 18 months after purchase or before the odometer reaches 18,000 miles. This is not true. However, if your problems do occur within the first 18 month/18,000 miles, your vehicle will most likely be presumed a “lemon” automatically.
When your vehicle meets the qualifications of the California lemon law, you’re entitled to:
Manufacturer coverage of all attorney fees and court costs
A full refund of the vehicle’s original acquisition price
A replacement vehicle if necessary
The lemon law process is not always simple. For consumers who don’t seek out the help of a specialized lemon law lawyer,
manufacturers will often create unnecessary hurdles or openly deny your rights.
cars registered in
the San Diego area
There’s a common saying that “everything is 20 minutes away in San Diego.” When you live in the San Diego area, you need your car to get around. That’s why our team works promptly to earn the maximum lemon buyback value and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Many legal teams in big cities pass client communication off to assistants during the lemon law process. At our firm, lemon law San Diego clients have direct access to attorneys and the highest degree of personal attention.
You need a lemon law attorney that can compete with the big budgets and legal teams of the giant auto manufacturers. Each Cline lemon law attorney in San Diego is highly experienced with local cases and passionate about standing up for consumer justice, no matter the contender. And, we have the resources to match.
When you partner with us, you won’t be asked to pay any contingency or retainer fees out-of-pocket. Once we prevail, the manufacturer is required to cover these costs – so you never pay out-of-pocket fees.
Cline attorneys have a strong history with the San Diego Superior Court system and its judges. We’ll effectively and efficiently prosecute your lemon law claim.
Our lemon law calculator provides an estimated buyback amount. Please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee.
Call 888.982.6915 for a precise estimate and an explanation as to how lemon law in San Diego, California can apply to your case. You can also fill out our Free San Diego, California Lemon Law Case Evaluation form.
The process of filing a lemon claim isn’t as daunting as it seems. These steps will help you submit yours quickly and easily.
Take Your Vehicle into a Manufacturer
Authorized Repair Facility
Keep an Accurate Report of ALL Repairs and Concerns
Hire a highly skilled Lemon Law Attorney
If you are driving a pre-owned car in San Diego, you can still receive benefits under lemon law California for used cars.
The vehicle can be processed like new if it is under a warranty or an implied warranty of merchantability.
The dealership is responsible for covering repair costs and providing a replacement or refund for the lemon. Legal fees are covered by the warrantor.
This clause should have been displayed prior to purchase, according to the law of buying used cars from a dealer. Your rights under lemon law in San Diego for used cars indicate that you may not be eligible for benefits if the vehicle was bought “as is.”
If you think your new or used car may be a lemon or the California new or used car lemon law may apply to your situtation, please call or contact us online. You may also fill out the free California lemon law evaluation form to the right of this page and we will contact you shortly. The office’s founding partner will speak with you directly about your potential lemon law case and provide a free legal consultation. Even if your vehicle does not qualify under the California lemon law we will help you gain a greater understanding of the California lemon law and how it can protect you.