Los Angeles, CA asked in Consumer Law for California

Q: We purchased a 2018 Fleetwood Bounder 35P from La Mesa RV West Sac. on 2/20/2022. It had a recall they didn't address.

We have not been able to use the RV due to a continued problem with the kitchen slide. It has been worked on by 3 mobile mechanics, and in their shop 2 times. It is in their shop right now for a very long time. We have had the RV for a little over 7 months, and the slide stops functioning every time we have taken it out. I found out today that the recall should have been addressed before they sold it to us, or at least when they had it in their shop for 4 weeks in June. They have accepted responsibility for the malfunctioning slide by working on it every time it breaks down. We want them to purchase this RV back from us under the CA lemon law. Do we have a case?

We are in the Sacramento region, not Los Angeles.

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

A: Can't tell IF you have a case without more info, BUT, since it is an RV and most are lemons, you may. THAT said, the CA lemon law covers "New motor vehicles" and "Consumer goods." Your RV is NOT a new motor vehicle. Also, to be a 'consumer good' under the CA lemon law, it has to be 'new' which your's is not. So, that likely leaves you with a federal lemon law claim OR a CLRA claim for misrepresenation(s). Good luck with it...

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