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The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Law (or California Lemon Law) protects consumers who purchase or lease defective vehicles, motorcycles, and other types of motor vehicles. However, if you are not familiar with the Lemon Laws, it can be incredibly difficult to understand what protections the Lemon Laws offer you as a consumer. In short, the lemon laws protect consumers when their vehicle is faulty or faulty, leading to negative effects that influence the vehicles use, value, and/or safety. A consumer often proves these negative effects by providing a paper record showing that they had to take their vehicle in for repairs an "unreasonable" number of times during the warranty period.

The next best thing, if you purchased or leased a defective vehicle in California, is to contact us here at Yashar Law, APLC. to keep you and your passengers safe every time you hit the road. At Yashar Law, APLC, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best representation to ensure the best possible outcome of their California lemon law claim. If you think you may have a lemon in your hands or if you are interested in learning more about the lemon law in California.


How can a lemon owner establish an unreasonable repair history?

Unfortunately, the word “unreasonable” is incredibly broad and very subjective, so there is no one rule that applies to all lemon law cases for what is considered a reasonable or unreasonable amount of repairs to your vehicle. However, you can discuss what an unreasonable repair history looks like based on your specific circumstances if you choose to consult with an experienced lemon law attorney. In general, lemon law attorneys attempt to objectively determine an unreasonable repair history given your specific circumstances by considering what the "average" person would view as unreasonable. Often this number tends to be around 4 repairs, but this does not apply to all lemon law claims.

What can I gain by filing a Lemon Law claim?

Lemon law protections in California require manufacturers of defective vehicles to replace or reimburse your vehicle (minus an amount called a fair use fee based on your car's mileage at the start of repairs). When your manufacturer replaces your defective vehicle, the replacement must be a model car that is substantially similar to the vehicle that is considered a lemon and for which you filed your lemon law claim. In addition to a replacement vehicle or a refund, there is the possibility that the manufacturer may pay you a higher rate for something called a civil penalty. The amount of a civil penalty can be up to nearly twice the cost of your damages if you successfully prove that the manufacturer of your defective vehicle knowingly violated the law.

Even if the repairs to your vehicle were free of charge because they were covered by your original warranty, you are still entitled to the protections provided by the California lemon law. This is because whether or not your car is considered a lemon does not depend on how much you spent on repairs. Instead, your vehicle's eligibility as a lemon is based on the fact that your vehicle had to be repaired an unreasonable number of times. It is important to note that you may still have a legal right to file a lemon law claim if your dealer or manufacturer claims your vehicle was repaired, but you believe that is not the case.

If you have questions about filing your Lemon Law claim, talk to an attorney today.

At Yashar Law, APLC, we understand that filing a California lemon law claim can be an incredibly stressful process for individuals who do not fully understand the legal requirements to file their claim with their manufacturer. We are committed to helping you through the entire claim filing process so you are not caught off guard by requirements you were initially unaware of. If you think you are dealing with a lemon and need the help of an attorney to file your lemon law claim, please feel free to call us at (844)445-4666 or email us at for a free consultation.

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