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Determining if You Have a Lemon

How to determine if you have a Lemon based on California’s Lemon Law.


California’s Lemon Law requires vehicle manufacturers to repair vehicles under warranty within a reasonable number of repair attempts. If they are unable to do so, the law requires them to either replace or repurchase the “lemon” vehicle.

What constitutes a “reasonable number of attempts” can vary, depending on the defect and the circumstances involved. There is no set number or formula. But if the vehicle does qualify as a lemon, the vehicle manufacturer must give the buyer his or her money back, and pay off the outstanding loan balance or replace the vehicle with a comparable model.

Under California’s lemon law, the vehicle manufacturer is also responsible for paying our firm’s legal fees and costs. We do not charge our clients any fees whatsoever. Our services are 100% free.

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At Neale & Fhima, we have extensive experience helping clients file successful Lemon Law claims. This includes obtaining Lemon Law settlements and defeating many of the major manufacturers (and their teams of defense lawyers) in court. California’s Lemon Law provides important protections, but if you don’t know how to use them, you could lose your rights. We can prevent this from happening – at no financial cost to you. Our clients have received:

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What to Expect During Your Lemon Law Claim

In California, there are potentially a number of different ways to pursue a Lemon Law claim. Learn about the different options that are available and the stages that are generally involved in the Lemon Law claims process:

1. Your Initial Consultation

The first step in pursuing a Lemon Law claim is to talk with an attorney for a free consultation. There is a lot you need to know about your claim, and an experienced attorney will be able to help you answer questions.

2. The Demand Letter

If it appears that you may have a claim, your attorney may send a demand letter to the manufacturer. This starts the informal claims process. The demand letter will assert your rights under California’s Lemon Law, and will request that the manufacturer provide your desired remedy.

3. Settlement

Throughout the litigation process – it is possible that the manufacturer will agree to settle your claim. But, before accepting any settlement offer, it is critical to obtain thorough advice from your attorney. By settling, you will waive your right to seek additional compensation.

4. Litigation

If the manufacturer refuses to settle your case then your attorney will need to prepare your case for trial. Going to court is what it takes to enforce your rights, so you want to make sure that your attorney has the experience, ability, and willingness to go to trial if that is what it takes to succeed with your claim

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Meet Our Firm

The attorneys at Neale & Fhima are respected trial lawyers who have secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world.

With over 40 years of combined legal experience, they have recovered in excess of $50,000,000 for their clients. Neale & Fhima have helped thousands of clients win cases in Southern California. Working out of Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles, the firm is dedicated to providing excellent legal representation to those with Lemon Law claims.

When you are in need of legal representation, one of the most important qualities to look for in an attorney is trustworthiness. You have a lot on the line, and you should feel confident in your attorney’s willingness and ability to effectively pursue your claim with your best interests in mind.

At Neale & Fhima, we understand that this trust needs to be earned, and we are committed to being open, honest, and responsive to our clients’ needs. When your case is over, we want you to be completely satisfied not only with the outcome, but also with the service that you received along the way.

To find out if you have a Lemon Law claim and to learn more about the claims process, we invite you to contact us for a free phone or in-person consultation. Call 877-308-2128 or click on the button below and request an appointment with Lemon Law attorney Aaron Fhima today.

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FAQs About Filing Lemon Law Claims

Q: Does my vehicle qualify under the California Lemon Law?

California's Lemon Law applies to cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs and many other types of vehicles. To be eligible to file a Lemon Law claim, a vehicle must be under warranty when the problem (or “defect”) occurs. In some instances repairs made to a vehicle out of warranty count towards your claim as well. California’s Lemon Law applies to purchased and leased vehicles for both personal and business use, and applies to used vehicles, as long as the repairs were made under warranty.

Q: How much does it cost to file a Lemon Law claim in California?

Filing a Lemon Law claim should not cost you anything out of pocket. California’s Lemon Law includes a provision that makes vehicle manufacturers responsible for vehicle owners' legal expenses and legal costs.

Q: How much money am I entitled to if I opt for a repurchase?

If your vehicle is a lemon and you opt for a repurchase, you will be entitled to a full refund of your down payment and any monthly finance payments and fees paid to date. You will also be entitled to have your vehicle loan paid off in full, including factory options, shipping, taxes and DMV fees. If you incurred any incidental damages or out-of-pocket expenses, such as rental car expenses, repair costs, and towing expenses, you will be entitled to reimbursement of these as well.

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Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined litigation experience, and together they have recovered in excess of $50,000,000 for their clients. Call 877-308-2128 or click on the button below and request an appointment with an attorney at Neale & Fhima today.

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What Our Clients are Saying

After Mercedes refused to buyback my car or offer me any type of acceptable settlement, Aaron took my case to trial and won, getting me all my money back. Aaron is an aggressive litigator and fought hard on my behalf.

John F.
San Diego, CA

I had the privilege of working with Aaron Fhima on my lemon law case against BMW. After receiving a low ball offer from BMW, I contacted Aaron to see what could be done . . . he took charge and got me four times more than what BMW offered me.

Ryan B.
San Clemente, CA

Great law firm. They applied immediate pressure onto the other side the moment they got my case, and got me a quick and great settlement.

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Los Angeles, CA

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