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California has millions of vehicles on the road – more than most American states. If you’ve driven through Napa during peak tourist season, you know that you need a reliable, trustworthy vehicle.
Stuck with a faulty vehicle? Good news: there are lemon law consumer rights in place to protect Californians.
The California lemon law (the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act) was put in place to hold manufacturers accountable for sub-par production and bad vehicles. At Cline APC, we teach drivers about their legal rights and the lemon law.
These factors indicate if manufacturer mistakes entitle you to compensation under the California lemon law requirements:
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 abuse of the vehicle and impair its use, value, or safety.
An important thing to note is that there is a time limit to file a case under California lemon law. If you’re going to seek a replacement vehicle or a lemon law buy-back, your vehicle’s defect must first occur within the terms of the warranty.
However, your vehicle’s issue does not need to be addressed within the first 18 months after purchase or before the odometer reaches 18,000 miles. This is a common misunderstanding of the lemon law.
If the problem(s) does arise before these limits, you’ll have a stronger lemon law case with higher chances of a refund or replacement vehicle.
When your vehicle meets the qualifications of the California lemon law, you’re entitled to:
Manufacturer coverage of your attorney fees and court costs
A full refund of the vehicle’s original purchase price, or
A replacement vehicle if necessary
You may even be entitled to a civil penalty damages for the warrantor’s bad behavior.
cars registered in Napa County
As locals, you are not just hiring a highly skilled litigation team. We are highly skilled litigators, with a proven record of success led by Mr. Brian Cline – born and raised in Napa. With his first job being a detailer and lot porter at locally owned Vallejo Nissan, Mr. Cline and his office have the type of local and unique experience that the generic firms cannot offer.
Our Napa lemon law attorneys know you need a trustworthy, working vehicle for those long commutes in and around the Bay Area, up Valley, and over Jameson Canyon to Fairfield, Vacaville and Sacramento. We’ll work quickly to obtain the justice you deserve so you can get back on the road quickly – with no wasted time.
We make it a point to provide each client with a high level of individualized attention – we don’t pass any cases off to assistants of paralegals. Every Cline, APC client receives the exact same level of dedication and care. That helps us win the maximum lemon law buyback value.
Auto manufacturers have the best legal defense money can buy. That means you need an equally talented lemon law attorney who can stand up to the big corporations you’re facing.
Working with our Napa lemon law lawyers ensures that you’re never asked to pay any upfront costs or retainer fees. The manufacturer is legally required to cover expenses after we win the case.
You can use our lemon law calculator to gather an estimated buyback amount. This isn’t a guarantee, but it will help you make informed decisions going forward.
Call 888.982.6915 for a more accurate estimate. You can also fill out our Free 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 navigate your case quickly and easily.
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The vehicle can be processed like new if it has; the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty; a dealer warranty; or by operation of California law the implied warranty of merchantability applies.
The dealership is responsible for covering repair costs and providing a replacement or refund for the lemon. Legal fees are covered by the warrantor.
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.