Cincinnati, OH asked in Lemon Law for California

Q: California resident with a new vehicle that has been to the shop 6 times for electrical issues. Is it covered lemon law?

The vehicle has been to the dealer 6 times for various electrical issues including front passenger seat after the 6 time still is not fixed. Should I get an attorney or deal with the manufacturer directly? Im afraid I could lose and be responsible for the attorneys fees even though an attorney says I have a case. help?

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Barak J Berlin
Barak J Berlin
Answered
  • Temecula, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It never hurts to talk to an attorney in these cases. Most (including our office) offer free consultations. If you do decide to deal directly with the manufacturer, remember, you are entitled to everything you have paid or is payable on the vehicle. If they offer anything less, talk to an attorney.

While this is not a guarantee, if you have gone in six times for the same issues and it is still not fixed, you probably have a good case. You should also remember that in a lemon law case, the manufacturer will pay your attorney fees and costs if you settle or win at trial.

Scott Richard Kaufman agrees with this answer

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

A: I concur with Mr. Berlin's response. Sounds like you have a decent case and the sooner you get moving on it, the sooner you get OUT of that lemon!!

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