Stockton, CA asked in Lemon Law for California

Q: When does lemon law apply in California? Is a used car covered?

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Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Lemon Law is Warranty Law. So, cars that come with a warranty may be covered IF that warranty is breached. This is not the same as a "service contract" that you buy from a dealer or elsewhere, which folks often call an "extended warranty." Your rights are almost non existant in a service contract situation. It makes little difference if the car is new or used for the purpose of being covered by the lemon law, only that it came with a warranty. The more times in and the more days in the shop, the better your potential claim(s) may be.

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