History of California Lemon Law: Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act

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

About 150,000 Consumers Make Lemon Law Claims in the United States Every Year

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

California Lemon Law Attorney Explains Lemon Law Statute

So you believe you are the owner of a California lemon, but you are not sure if your vehicle qualifies under the protection by the California Lemon Law. Under conditions provided in The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (beginning with Civil Code section 1790), a consumer is protected if they lease or buy a new motor vehicle if certain conditions are met. … Read More