Experienced California Toyota Lemon Law Lawyer

When you buy a Toyota, you’re buying a car that you expect will last forever. No matter how you drive your Toyota, you know it will be able to handle it and keep running. If you take care of them, they last thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of miles. That’s why having a Toyota that can’t tack on those miles can be disappointing. You might have a lemon if your Toyota is plagued with problems that keep it from being driven. Contact a Toyota lemon law lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve.

Neale & Fhima, Toyota lemon law attorneys, have a 99% success rate in these cases. We understand the disappointment of purchasing a defective Toyota Avalon, Rav-4, Camry, Corolla, or 4Runner, envisioning it for daily errands or as a reliable vehicle for your family.

California has one of the most consumer-friendly lemon laws in the nation that ensures your protection. Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, if you purchase a defective Toyota vehicle, you are legally entitled to a refund, or the vehicle can be replaced at Toyota’s expense. According to legal guidelines, you are entitled to a refund or vehicle replacement at Toyota’s expense if you prove your Toyota is a lemon. Our skilled California lemon law attorney can help you establish your lemon status. If confirmed, you can either have Toyota repurchase/replace your vehicle or negotiate a cash settlement.

Contact Neale & Fhima at 949-661-1007 to determine if you have a lemon law claim. You can book a free phone, video, or in-person consultation.



Is Your Toyota a Lemon?

A “lemon” refers to a defective vehicle, such as a car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, or RV, with chronic issues that mechanics cannot fix. Whether the problem arises immediately or later, various mechanical and electrical problems can render a vehicle defective. Consult our California lemon law attorney to determine if you have a Toyota lemon law case.

Before filing a claim, you must have made a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair the vehicle. The law does not specify the exact number, but you must give the dealership a genuine opportunity to fix the issue before taking legal action.

Under California’s lemon law, your Toyota must have “nonconformities” covered by its original warranty, significantly impacting its safety, use, or value. The law does not require the defect to pose an actual danger. For example, if the car’s automatic mirrors work unpredictably, it could be the basis for a lemon law claim.

Common defects that affect safety include:

  • Engine issues
  • Steering issues
  • AC malfunction
  • Radio and Navigation malfunctions
  • Poor acceleration
  • Braking problems
  • Electrical issues
  • Battery dies regularly or drains irregularly
  • Transmission issues.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, you may have a Toyota lemon law claim. Talk to our Toyota lemon law lawyers for an informed legal opinion. Call Neale & Fhima at 949-661-1007.

How Does Toyota Lemon Law Buyback Work?

Our attorneys will initiate a legal claim against the manufacturer on your behalf. We anticipate resistance as auto manufacturers vigorously oppose lemon law claims to minimize payouts. However, we are assertive and experienced in achieving success. We are not intimidated by the manufacturers’ attorneys and are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients.

To succeed in a Toyota lemon law claim, you must demonstrate that the defect compromises the vehicle’s use, value, or safety and make “reasonable attempts” to have it repaired by a dealership or mechanic. Retaining evidence of your repair attempts, including receipts, work orders, and used parts, is crucial.

You need an experienced California lemon law attorney to handle your Toyota lemon law case. Contact Neale & Fhima at 949-661-1007 to schedule a free phone, video meeting, or in-person consultation.

Is There a Time Limit on Filing a California Lemon Law Claim?

Yes. The statute of limitations under California’s lemon law is four years from the date you knew or should have known the vehicle was a lemon. As a result this allows many people to bring claims 4-8 years after buying their vehicle. Generally, the sooner you file, the better. If you have purchased or leased a lemon, start collecting copies of your repair bills and immediately call a California lemon law attorney. The longer you wait, the more frustrated you will become.

Why Should I Choose Neale & Fhima?

Neale & Fhima stands head and shoulders above the rest. That’s because we have an outstanding pattern of success in handling lemon law claims for our clients! We have a winning track record, and our attorneys are among the best and the brightest.

Here are a few of the reasons you should choose us:

  • Years of Experience. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience representing clients throughout California.
  • Our Lawyers Win Cases. Neale & Fhima enjoys a 99% success rate. We think this says a lot about the skill of our attorneys. While we cannot guarantee the outcome of any particular case, you can take comfort in knowing lemon law lawyers handle your claim with a track record of success.
  • We Value Client Relationships. High-volume law offices think of clients as nothing more than a case file. The file gets passed around until it ends with a paralegal or junior associate who wants to finish it and move on. Neale & Fhima is different. We enjoy getting to know our clients. It also helps us craft settlement agreements that meet their individual needs.
  • We Know the Law. California’s lemon law is a fine example of how the state legislature can empower consumers. When it comes to clarity, however, the text of the statute leaves much to be desired. Our attorneys understand the quirks of the statute, as well as the many court opinions interpreting it. We put this knowledge to work for you.
  • No Surprises. A handful of manufacturers control most of the U.S. auto market. We repeatedly go up against these same companies. This allows us to anticipate how they will respond to claims involving specific models and mechanical defects. Our attorneys will share how these insights can impact your claim so you are never in the dark about what to expect.
  • Free Consultations. We will always discuss your situation with you in a free initial consultation before you make any decisions about a claim.

What Are the Remedies You Can Recover in Your Toyota Lemon Law Case?

In a successful lemon law claim, you have two primary options for compensation:

Option A: Repurchase – The manufacturer returns the vehicle and refunds the purchase price (minus the value of your prior use). If the vehicle was financed, the manufacturer pays off the loan and refunds payments, down payment, and associated fees.

Option B: Replacement – The manufacturer provides a new identical or substantially similar vehicle, covering registration and taxes. Fees and finance charges from the original vehicle are not refunded. This option requires mutual consent.

In some instances, we may negotiate a “cash and keep” option, allowing you to keep the vehicle while receiving a cash payment for the defect.

Contact a Toyota Lemon Law Attorney in California

If you are having difficulty with repairs at the dealership, contact our nearest office for a consultation. We are in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dana Point, and San Diego. Contact us at 949-661-1007 to speak with our Toyota lemon law attorney.

Attorney Aaron Fhima

Attorney Aaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron’s practice areas include personal injury, and lemon law litigation. Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and he doesn’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients’ rights.


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