Manhasset, NY asked in Lemon Law for California

Q: CA lemon law statute of limitation

Based on my read, it appears that if I qualified for lemon law, even if the car is subsequently fixed, I can drive it for a few more years, then ask for replacement or repurchase (subject to use offset). Is that correct? So even if my car has been fixed by the time I seek relief under lemon law, I can still get a new car or my money back.

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

A: You are probably correct, at least in CA. Looks like you are in NY? That said, the cases that manufacturers defend up to and through trial are the ones where the vehicle is arguably "fixed." So that, such a set of facts could seriously harm your case and frankly, cost you a lot of money if you lose the case...

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