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Lemon Law

California Civil Code (CCC) §1793.22 requires vehicle manufacturers to replace a new vehicle, or make restitution to the consumer if, after making a reasonable number of attempts to repair it, the vehicle does not conform to applicable warranties. This is commonly known as the “Lemon Law.”

California Code, Civil Code - (CCC) §1793.22

Law and Requirements

In legal terms, a “lemon” is a car or other vehicle with major defects that affect its safety, value, or utility and that the manufacturer has been unable to fix after a reasonable number of repair attempts or within a reasonable period of time.

Used Car Lemon Law

California’s lemon law applies to used as well as new vehicles. The not-so-good news is that the consumer protection provisions for used cars are more limited and less specific. Read on to learn how California’s lemon law for used cars works and whether you may have a viable claim.

Every auto manufacturer is subject to California’s Lemon Laws.



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How do I know if my car is a lemon?

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Purchase Or Leased The Vehicle New Or Certified Pre Owned

The vehicle was purchased or leased from an authorized dealership, either New or Certified Pre Owned (CPO) with paperwork.

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Purchase The Vehicle In California

The vehicle was purchased or leased in the State of California.

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Multiple Repairs During The Manufacture Warranty

The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for warranty repairs, and the dealership was unable to fix the problem(s).

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Defects Substantially Impair The Vehicle’s Use, Value, or Safety

The problems or defects that the vehicle is experiencing substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, or safety.

You Have Questions?

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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.