California is the most populous state in America. In addition to having the most people, the Golden State is home to the highest concentration of vehicles in the country. Any slight malfunction on the road could lead to serious injury or death to you or those around you. If you buy or lease a car and discover there is a defect(s) that compromises the use of the car, its value, or your safety, it’s very possible that the vehicle is a lemon.
Fortunately, there are laws that protect consumers from defective vehicles and hold the manufacturers accountable. Before the California Lemon Law (also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act) was established in 1970’s, consumers who had defective vehicles were left with few options. The manufacturer’s knew this fact, and therefore refused the most basic of warranty repairs.
If you have the slightest hunch that your new or used vehicle has a defect that negatively affects its safety and funcationality, contact a california lemon law attorney immediately and learn about your rights. If your situation meets the following criteria, you may be entitled to lemon law benefits:
- The vehicle manufacturer has made two or more attempts to repair a warranty-covered defect that has the potential to cause serious bodily injury or death.
- The vehicle manufacturer has made four or more attempts to repair the same warranty-covered problem.
- The vehicle has been out of service for more than 30 days while being repaired for any number of warranty-covered problems.
- The vehicle has numerous warranty-covered problems, of which were not caused by abuse of the vehicle, that significantly compromises its functionality and safety
These criteria must apply within the first 18 months of delivery or if 18,000 miles have accrued on the vehicle’s odometer, whichever comes first.
If your vehicle has been proven to meet California lemon law criteria, your rights include:
- A full refund based on the original acquisition price of the vehicle.
- A replacement of your vehicle.
- Attorney fees and costs covered in full by manufacturer.
If you are having trouble resolving you lemon claim with the manufacturer, you need to consult a lemon law attorney immediately.
Does Your Vehicle Apply to California Lemon Law?
California Lemon Law is not confined to just cars. You are within your rights to file a lemon law case if you believe you have a defect in the following vehicle types:
- Motor Homes and Recreational Vehicles
Why Work with Us
San Bernardino is one of the key cities in Southern California’s Inland Empire. It is also a major hub for interstate travel. As the 17th largest city in California, defective vehicles pose as a very serious threat to the safety of the residents and people passing through.
At Cline APC, A California Lemon Law Legal Group, we fully understand the chaotic nature of driving in Southern California. Our ultimate goal is to keep the roads safe. In order to do so, we make it a point to provide speedy lemon buy-backs, and give clients as much information as possible to understand their unique situation. Due to the incredibly high population in Southern California, many car law firms assign lemon cases to paralegals. As a result, it can take a long time for claims to get resolved. Our San Bernardino lemon law attorneys are working to counter this stereotype. Each client is promised a high level of individualized attention, as well as a commitment to completing the process in a timely fashion.
The auto industry has a legal defense team equipped with almost unlimited resources. For this reason, the lemon law office you work with needs to have an undying passion and devotion to consumer justice.
When working with our San Bernardino lemon law firm, you can rest assured that there will be no out of pocket costs. You will not be asked to pay any out-of-pocket retainer fees for our representation. And, most importantly, you will not be charged a separate contingency fee from your lemon law buy-back.
San Bernardino Breakdown
- San Bernardino County covers 20,105 square miles.
- The population of San Bernardino County is around 2.2 million.
- There are more than 1.8 million cars registered in San Bernardino County.
With all the hustle-and-bustle in San Bernardino, defective cars must be taken off the road and sorted out immediately. Our California lemon law lawyers have dealt with all kinds of cases and know the process needed to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
Get Started Now with a FREE San Bernardino Lemon Law Consultation
If something seems off with your vehicle and you have a feeling that it may be a lemon, you shouldn’t waste another minute in filing a claim.
Our San Bernardino lemon law lawyers offer free consultations to get the ball rolling. During this consultation, we will assess your situation, educate you on how it plays into the complex system of California Lemon Law, and fill you in on the next steps in the process of holding the manufacturer accountable.
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