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A Lawsuit May Be Appropriate In Cases Of Dealer Fraud

California residents who buy a used car may have the ability to file a lawsuit if the vehicle is defective. The exact rights a person has depends on whether the car was bought at a dealer or from an individual and if there was a warranty on the vehicle. If there is a warranty on the vehicle that isn't honored, a car owner may be entitled to compensation for money spent on repairs. It is important to note that a vehicle may be sold "as-is", which means that there is no implied or specific guarantee as to its condition. A…

Buying Back Lemon Law Vehicles

The Lemon Law in California provides a number of protections for vehicle consumers. The law may be applied to cases in which the manufacturer of a defective vehicle is unable to correct the defect in the car after a few attempts. Individuals may use then Lemon Law to seek financial damages from the manufacturer. There are multiple ways the manufacturer can pay restitution if the individuals win their Lemon Law case. One of the most common ways vehicle manufacturers provide compensation is by repurchasing, or buying back, the vehicle. The vehicle purchaser will be compensated for registration fees, the down…

Large Trucks Could Be Given Lemon Law Protection

If SB 713 passes in California, it will expand the states lemon law to include commercial trucks. It would apply to trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds and are owned and operated by a business of any size. The bill was proposed after complaints from the Western States Trucking Association (WSTA). It claimed that new trucks were down for too long because emissions equipment was malfunctioning. Under the proposed law, the trucks would be covered for up to 18 months or 100,000 miles. To qualify as a lemon, the truck would need to be down for 30 days because of repairs…

What To Do If A Car Isn’t Working Properly

Vehicles that are purchased from dealerships in California or any other state should function properly off the lot. However, those who have problems with their vehicles may find that speaking to the owner of the dealership where it was purchased will remedy the issue. If not, a customer can contact the manufacturer directly to resolve the issue or issues that he or she has with the vehicle. In some cases, defective cars or other vehicles could be covered under the California lemon law. This may be true if the defects occurred within 18 months of taking delivery or in the first 18,000…

Lemon laws don’t only cover new California cars

California residents tend to have a narrow view of their legal protections against poor vehicles. Many believe that new cars are the only eligible vehicles for compensation or buyback, but fortunately this isn’t the case. This misconception could be holding residents back from finally owning a well-functioning machine. If you have a motorized product that doesn’t work as advertised, you may be able to take advantage of these laws to avoid wasting your money – even if the vehicle is something other than a new car. Other types of vehicles may be lemons Cars, vans and pickups are only part…

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