Do You Think Your Lotus Is a Lemon?
When you buy or lease a new Lotus, you are probably confident the vehicle will last you for several years, you expect it to be reliable, and provide the transportation you need. However, if your new Lotus is costing you more in repairs than what seems fair and having to have mechanical attention all the time, you may have unfortunately invested in a lemon.
Our California Lemon Law attorneys are well-versed in consumer rights for car owners. We offer the legal assistance you need to help you file a claim under the lemon laws of the state. If you need help because you feel you have purchased a Lotus lemon, we want to guide you through the process of going after the manufacturer of the vehicle so you can get a replacement, a refund, or other compensation for your strife.
Contact our experienced California Lemon Law attorneys to determine if your vehicle is covered by the Lemon Law. Call 1-800-558-1087 for a free consultation.
Recent Lotus Models
If your Lotus spends more time at the mechanic or parked in the garage broke down than actually being driven, it could potentially be a lemon. Substantial defects in the overall manufacturing of the vehicle that lower its value, prevent it from being used, or cause it to be unsafe may entitle you for compensation due to the Lotus lemon laws in California. Below are recently manufactured Lotus models.
- Lotus Evora
- Lotus Exige S
- Lotus Esprit
- Lotus Elise
- Lotus Evora GT430
Most Common Problems with Lotus Lemons
There have been few reports from Californians about problems with their Lotus lemon. Luxury cars usually do not have as many problems. Nevertheless, if you are the owner of a Lotus model that you are sure is a lemon, you are likely not alone in your frustrations. Take a look at some of the most common complaints from Lotus owners:
- Steering rack wears out quickly
- Undertray comes loose from the car
- Easily damaged exterior because of poor body build
California Lemon Law for Lotus
The California Lemon Law for Lotus states that you are entitled to reimbursement of your purchase or an equal exchange for your vehicle if the vehicle has a defect that:
- Impairs the overall value of the vehicle
- Impairs your ability to use the vehicle
- Impairs how safe the vehicle is to use
The California Lemon Law, which is also referred to as the Song-Beverly Act, states that consumers are protected if they have invested in a lemon vehicle. Upon filing a claim because you have a Lotus lemon, the manufacturer will have to either purchase the vehicle back from you or offer you a replacement.
Therefore, you do not have to be stuck with a lemon that you've purchased or leased that does not perform as expected. The lemon law applies if your vehicle was purchased or leased as brand new and is still under the manufacturer's warranty.
In order to qualify to file a claim under the California Lemon Law, your vehicle should fall under one of the three following criteria, but not always:
- The vehicle has been out of service for 30 days (cumulatively),
- there have been at least four repairs for the same problem or defect,
- there have been at least two repairs attempted for a defect in safety that could cause injury or death.
These issues must fall within the time frame when the vehicle would still be under a factory warranty.
Contact Expert California Lemon Attorneys for a FREE Consultation
You do have rights under the California Lemon Law, so there is no reason for you to feel stuck with a Lotus that has failed to be what you expected when you purchased or leased the vehicle. If you have a new vehicle that has repeat issues with flaws in manufacturing or problems that could cause a safety concern, our Lotus Lemon Law Attorney in California is here to help you get what you deserve.
Your Lotus lemon should not be your burden to bear. Complete the form on our website or reach out to our California lemon law attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group by phone at 800-558-1087 to get a free review of your case.