Cypress, CA asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California

Q: Does a 30 day used car warranty resume or reset after it has been in repair within that time?

I bought a used truck from a used car dealership that offered a 30 day warranty. After 6 days I sent it back to the dealership to get the sunroof fixed. It wouldn't open. The car is now approaching the 30 day warranty mark while in the dealers possession. Since I've only had possession of the vehicle for less than a week, does the remainder of the 30 day warranty re-start and alow me to have the full 30 days of possession/warranty?

1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There is a provision in the CA lemon law that provides that the number of days the vehicle is in the shop extends the warranty by that number of days. AND if the issue is not fixed, the warranty remains in place on that issue until it is.

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