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Who pays the lemon law attorney’s fees?

The manufacturer, NOT YOU! Under the California Lemon Law Statute, the manufacturer is responsible for paying the attorney’s fees, not the client. The California Lemon Law is a consumer protection law designed to place consumers in a position had the vehicle never been purchased. If you have to pay a portion of your buyback refund to an attorney, you are not made whole. That is why the manufacturer is responsible for paying your lemon law attorney’s fees on top of your buyback refund.

If my vehicle qualifies as a lemon, what compensation am I entitled to?

If your Lemon Law claim is successful, you will be entitled to receive a refund of all your payments minus a usage deduction, payoff of your loan or lease, your down payment, registration fees, and incidental damages such as towing expenses. You may also elect for a replacement vehicle. In some instances, you may receive a cash settlement and keep the vehicle. Remedies vary depending on your particular case and circumstances.

Does the California lemon law apply to a leased vehicle?

Yes, the California Lemon Law applies to all leased vehicles that come with an express/written warranty.

Does the California Lemon Law apply to a used vehicle?

Yes, the California Lemon Law Applies to Used Vehicles that were leased or purchased with an express/written warranty. This includes vehicles that were sold or leased with a Certified Pre Owned warranty.

How long do I have to file a California lemon law claim?

You should always be proactive in asserting your legal rights. Do not wait to file your claim! In order to file your timely claim, it must be brought within four (4) years from either the date you learned the vehicle was a lemon or from the date the warranty expired, whichever comes first. The date you “learned” the vehicle was a Lemon is a disputable issue that should be litigated by a competent Lemon Lawyer and is based on facts and circumstances.