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How do I know my car qualifies?

Unfortunately, many consumers who drive their vehicles on the road are not aware that they are driving a lemon. What's more, many people who drive defective vehicles are unaware that there are legal protections at the federal and state levels that protect consumers in the unfortunate event that they buy a lemon.


Driving a lemon can be more dangerous than people think if the defects you've experienced are affecting the safety of your vehicle, but even a vehicle that has wear and tear or other non-safety-related faults can qualify for a claim. lemon law.


Because lemon laws differ from state to state, it is important for consumers to understand the lemon law process and what qualifies a vehicle as a lemon in their state so they are aware of its protections.

At Yashar Law, APLC we specialize in helping our clients through the entire process of filing a lemon law claim, from evaluating your situation and determining if your vehicle qualifies as a lemon to the conclusion of your claim.


If you think you are handling a lemon or if you are interested in learning more about lemon law claims in California, please call us at (844)445-4666 or email us at for a free consultation.

What considerations qualify my car as a lemon?

1. When evaluating whether or not a car is a lemon , there are two main considerations you need to make. These considerations are if your car is still under its original warranty and if you have had to take your vehicle back to your dealer for an unreasonable number of repairs.

Your vehicle is still under warranty: When you buy or lease your vehicle in California, whether it's new or used, your car purchase is accompanied by a manufacturer's warranty that covers specific problems that may arise with your vehicle. The key point to keep in mind here is that any defects or problems you experience with your vehicle that require repairs should be covered by the protections outlined in the original manufacturer's warranty that was in place at the time you purchased or leased your vehicle.

2. Had an unreasonable number of repairs: Generally, your defective vehicle qualifies as a lemon in California when your manufacturer is unable to repair your vehicle after what is considered a "reasonable" number of repairs. Because the word “reasonable” is so general, there is no legal number for how many repairs your vehicle should have. However, the California Lemon Law Presumption provides an outline of what is considered reasonable in individual situations, and this number tends to fall around 4 repairs.

What problems are common to vehicles that qualify as lemons?

When you buy or lease your vehicle, it's common for manufacturer warranties to last for several years and cover your car for a large number of miles. While problems you may experience with your car must be covered under the original manufacturer's warranty, they must also be considered serious enough to affect the use, safety, or value of your vehicle under the California lemon law. However, there are many common defects that tend to occur with faulty vehicles that end up being classified as lemons that you should register if you experience. Keeping a close eye on these issues that many car owners don't see can help build your lemon law claim. These defects include problems related to:


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

At Yashar Law, APLC, we understand that filing a lemon law claim in California 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, feel free to call us at (844)445-4666 or email us at for a free consultation.

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