California Lemon Law Only Applies to Buyers of New Vehicles A recent state appellate court ruling on April 7, 2022, upheld a lower court’s decision that a manufacturer’s warranty does not carry over to the second owner of a vehicle purchased used. Therefore, the second owner is not protected under California lemon law. Everardo Rodriguez and Judith Arellano found this out … Read More
Millions of dangerous vehicles remain a safety threat on roads throughout the United States due to labor shortages and because parts are not available to fix them. Some car owners may not even know there is a government or manufacturer recall for their vehicle. Those who find out they need a repair, aren’t likely to get it done quickly due … Read More
If your newly-purchased vehicle spends more time in the shop then on the road or in your driveway, chances are, you have a lemon. In most states, a lemon is defined as a car that has a defect covered by the Factory warranty that caused an interruption within a designated period or number of miles after purchase, and the issue … Read More
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Prior to 1970, a person who bought a defective vehicle in California had to fight it out alone with the dealership and or the powerful auto manufacturer. It was a David versus Goliath battle, but unlike the biblical story, the consumer more often came out the loser. In 1970, however, that changed when the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known … Read More
Roughly 1 percent or 150,000 vehicles nationwide qualify as lemons. These are vehicles that have repeated or unfixable problems that diminish its value or threaten the safety of its occupants. So what is a lemon and how do I get a refund or replacement vehicle? What Qualifies as a “Lemon”? Major or substantial defect covered by warranty terms Defect is … Read More