Lemon Law FAQs

Lemon Law FAQs

The Lemon Law in California is a law that is covered by the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. This law provides consumer protection to people who purchase or lease new motor vehicles in the state of California that come with warranties. Under this law, manufacturers are held liable for vehicles that turn out to have defects in violation of their warranties.

Your car qualifies as a lemon if the defect it has cannot be fixed within a reasonable number of repair attempts. A reasonable number of repair attempts is defined as four or more times, or two or more times for serious defects that can cause severe injury or death. Your vehicle may also qualify as a lemon if it has been inoperable for at least 30 days because of a defect.