A purchaser or a lessee of a new or used car has protections under both California and federal laws in case the car does not operate as it should while under the manufacturer’s warranty. Below is some basic information regarding the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, more popularly referred to as “Lemon Law.”
Do you have a Volvo Lemon?
Lemon Laws provide relief for consumers of malfunctioning vehicles and other consumer products like motorbikes, RV’s, boats, computers, etcetera. To meet the requirements within Lemon Law, you must have a consumer product which experienced multiple repair attempts within the manufacturer’s factory warranty. Lemon Law settlements range from a refund to a replacement good or cash compensation.
California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, aka California Lemon Law, was enacted to provide relief to purchasers from problematic consumer goods, including vehicles. The California Lemon Law pertains to cars, trucks and other vehicles when the authorized service providers and dealerships are not able to repair the vehicles during the warranty period after being given an acceptable number of repair opportunities. For eligible claims involving car, trucks and other vehicles, the manufacturer should give the consumer his or her money back, pay down the remaining loan or substitute the consumer good with one that is substantially similar.
Even if the manufacturer agrees to repurchase, replace or compensate you, having an attorney on your side, protecting your rights during the negotiations is highly recommended. The Release they will ask you to sign is a legal, binding agreement and should not be entered without legal advice. The Release could have clauses that are either not legal or not necessary and you could be unnecessarily giving up rights. Since the advice of counsel is FREE, don’t put yourself in this position. Call California Lemon Law Experts today at 916-672-8443.
Is your Volvo a Lemon?
Did you know under state and federal lemon law rights you may have a valid claim? Below is a list of Volvo Models that may have lemon issues.