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Record Car Sales – Record Lemons?

A recent article (click here to read) tells us that 2015 was yet again another banner year for auto sales. In fact, it represents a record for consecutive years of increased auto sales. Although the article doesn’t mention it, this record of successive years of increased auto sales was easier to achieve for the simple...read more

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Who Regulates Car Dealerships in California?

In California, we have laws to protect consumers from buying a vehicle that breaks down shortly after driving it off the lot. But what happens to the dealership if they are found to have sold a lemon? To find out, we need to understand who regulates car dealerships in California. The Department of Consumer Affairs...read more

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How to Avoid Voiding Your Vehicle’s Warranty

What Are Car Warranties? Generally speaking, when you purchase a new vehicle from a dealer, the car will come with a warranty from the manufacturer. These warranties last for a set number of years and/or miles. A common base for new car warranties is three years and 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some dealerships also offer extended...read more

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Lemon Law Horror Stories: Don’t Let This Happen to You

Buying or leasing a new vehicle is exciting. You are probably looking forward to enjoying all the latest comfort and safety features. Don’t forget that new car smell. Few things are as exciting as driving off the lot with your new car. One of the most frustrating things that can happen is discovering that your...read more

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How Often Should I Check for Recalls on My Vehicle?

How Do Vehicle Recalls Work? When a vehicle has a defect that affects the vehicle’s safety or when the vehicle fails to meet minimum safety standards, manufacturers are required to repair, replace, or repurchase the vehicle back from the consumers. When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that there is a problem that affects a...read more

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Can Squeaky Brakes Warrant a Lemon Law Claim?

Nothing can be more distracting than when you’re heading to work and your car brakes start squeaking. The brakes in your vehicle are one its most essential components, so noises coming from these auto parts can indicate a more serious problem that could impact your safety. The good news is that squeaky brakes or any...read more

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Do Dealers Have to Disclose a Lemon Before Re-selling?

Can A Dealership Sell You a Former Lemon? Yes, under California law, vehicles that were re-purchased by the dealer as lemons can be re-sold to consumers. These vehicles are typically referred to as Lemon Law buybacks or warranty returns, and there are rules regarding how the dealer goes about re-selling them. Below we review the...read more

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How Do Recalls Affect Lemon Law Cases?

While many people know that a recall issue does not mean a car is a lemon, we are often asked whether existing recalls affect lemon law cases. We are also often asked whether repair attempts associated with a recall count when factoring a manufacturer’s “reasonable” attempts at repairing a car designated as a lemon. Determining...read more

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Drained Honda Battery

Everyone wants a vehicle that they can count on, and Honda is one of the most reputable brands for reliability. However, not all of these vehicles are trouble-free. A recent class action lawsuit against Honda alleges that the auto manufacturer sold more than two million vehicles with a defect that may cause the cars to...read more

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How Do Lemon Law Buybacks Work?

What Is a Lemon Law Buyback? Vehicles designated as lemon law buybacks are vehicles that have been reacquired from the consumer by the dealer or manufacturer due to a warranty defect. Lemon law buyback vehicles are also sometimes called “warranty returns.” After buying a car back, the title must be transferred back to the manufacturer, and...read more

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Breach of Warranty vs. Lemon Law Claims

California Lemon Laws 101 Every state has some type of auto/vehicle-specific warranty laws that protect consumers from breach of warranty committed by the manufacturer. In California, these laws are found under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. The provisions of this act are contained within California Civil Code Title 1.7 Consumer Warranties. While this code covers a...read more

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