Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

No. California Lemon Law applies to the following:

Cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs.
The chassis, chassis cab, and drive train of a RV.
Vehicles purchased or leased for personal, f
amily, or household purposes.

No. California lemon laws apply to used cars as well, so long as they were purchased “certified pre-owned” and so long as repairs were done under the manufacturer’s warranty.

Yes. All repairs that serve as the basis for the lemon law claim must have been completed under the original warranty of the vehicle (the warranty provided by the manufacturer).

You will receive the down payment, monthly car payments, license and registration fees, and sales tax that you paid for the vehicle. However, the manufacturer is entitled to certain deductions, the most common one being mileage deduction. Under the law, the manufacturer can deduct money to reflect the mileage you drove until you first reported the problem. There is a legal formula that is used to calculate the amount of the refund.

Hard to say. Some lemon law claims can resolve in a few weeks; others take many months. It depends on each specific case. The attorneys at can give you a rough idea of the length of time your claim will take. Keep in mind that rushing to resolve a case may not be in the best interest of the client. 

We generally get paid by the auto manufacturers. If your claim is successful, the manufacturer will pay our attorneys’ fees. If not successful, we will not charge you anything.

Yes, the law does not prevent you from starting a new lemon law claim.

The goal of almost every lemon law is to get the manufacturer of the vehicle to “buyback” the vehicle (i.e. refund all of the money paid). Sometimes, civil penalties can also be obtained against the manufacturer. Lastly, as an alternative to a buyback, lemon law claims can also resolve by the manufacturer paying cash and letting the owner of the vehicle retain the vehicle.

Find out whether you qualify for protection under California Lemon Laws. Click on the link below and fill out our contact form. Our attorneys will then contact you to go over your options.

You can also call us (800) 88-LEMON.