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Think Your Car Is a Lemon?


Think your car is a lemon? It can be a confusing and scary situation! We are experts at the California Lemon Laws at My Lemon Law Lawyer, and here’s some of our tips to get your case started with us. 

Don’t Pay Out of Pocket for Lemon Car Repairs

Do not attempt to repair the vehicle yourself. We understand the frustration of a defective car. However, self-repair may not solve your car’s problems and may affect your case. We recommend taking your car to a dealership service center for repairs and saving the documentation (repair orders and receipts) of your visit. If you call the car dealership and are unable to get into the repair shop for repairs, you can consider calling another similar dealership that sells the same type of car that you bought.


Never Sign Any Waivers or Documents You Don’t Understand, in Relation to Your Lemon Car Claim

Do not sign anything you didn’t read carefully, or are unsure of what the document really means. You may receive many letters in the mail or emails regarding your car from your purchasing dealer or the manufacturer. This can also include notices from law firms or attorneys for class action lawsuits, where there are other people who may have filed a similar claim for relief regarding your car’s make and model. The best action to take is to preserve these documents and let our team review them with you to protect your legal interests. It is okay if you don’t respond to any mail from the auto manufacturer about your lemon vehicle. You can just save the letters and we will go over this information with you when we meet regarding your lemon car claim.  

Always Take a Recall Letter from the Auto Manufacturer Seriously!

We would like to remind you, that if you received a recall notice with regards to vehicle safety, take these letters seriously! Follow the instructions of the recall letter in relation to where to take your vehicle to be repaired or seen for review. For instance, if the recall instructs owners not to drive the vehicle anymore, based on the seriousness of the car’s defective components, then you need to follow those instructions. Retain a copy of all letters and repair visits for this recall for your records, and we will go over this information with you when we talk to you.

Document and Record Every Problem You Are Having with Your Lemon Car

Start documenting the problems you experience with your car. Your experience with your vehicle is valuable to your lemon law case. First, start by taking a piece of paper and writing down the types of issues, sounds, vibrations, or smells you’ve experienced with the car and the approximate dates of these issues. Then, photograph or video any visible issues as well, if you can do this safely by just opening the doors of the car or carefully opening the hood. Do not try to crawl under your vehicle or take anything apart to prove that there is an issue with it. We believe you, and if you can get preliminary documentation that is great. If you are unable to get any photos other than the front and back of the vehicle, that is also acceptable. In some cases, issues like radio screen flicker or check engine lights can be caught on camera! Remember, please only photograph and film these symptoms when it’s safe to do so.

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File and Gather Your Lemon Car Receipts, Invoices and Documents of Repair Records for Your Lemon Car

You will need to carefully record and gather your documents related to your lemon car claim. Documented evidence like receipts and repair visit records are key to your case. Gather your car’s current registration, purchase contract, and repair orders from your dealership’s service center visits. Repair orders will look like letter-sized receipts detailing the work technicians performed on your vehicle such as oil changes, tire rotation, and more. Unsure if a document or form is important? Gather it anyways and let us take a look for you! 

Help Is on the Way, Just Call Us for a Free Case Evaluation Today

You can always call us at My Lemon Law Lawyer at 833.205.1900 for a free consultation! You’ve done your work and now it’s time to let us get started on ours. Trust in our expert team to work for you on your case, and find out what you are entitled to under the law! Remember, hire the best and we’ll take care of the rest. 

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Our legal team can review your lemon car claim, and go over the next steps with you to initiate a lawsuit on the merits of your claim. You can call us today at My Lemon Law Lawyer at 833.205.1900, to speak to an attorney for free on our legal team about your lemon car claim.

Lemon Cars Are a Drain on the Consumer’s Wallets, But They Should Not Be

Anyone who owns a new lemon car can attest to the fact that they are overly expensive. This means that beyond paying for the vehicle, that lemon car is going to cost you even more money in losses, damages and expenses. To get it fixed you may have to pay for a rental car, but you shouldn’t have to do that. If the car dealership has run out of free loaner cars, you might have to pay for your own rental car. That is, if you need to get around town, do your errands and get to work. Similarly, the lemon car can be so defective that it causes you to have a serious accident with personal injuries. In that case, you’ll have to pay for medical bills related to the accident. That is, until you can get reimbursed for those medical expenses. In all of these ways, it is clear to see that a lemon car can be a drain on your personal wallet, but it should not be the case. The car manufacturer and car dealership should be “eating” these expenses, and they would if you can get them to cooperate with you to fix your lemon car. If you can’t get the cooperation you need to fix your lemon vehicle, then it is time to call in our legal team. We will help you get the money in recovery compensation that you deserve in this type of lemon car claim.

How Long Do I Have to File My Lemon Car Claim?

The statute of limitations for a lemon car claim is 4 years, depending on the facts of your lemon car case.

What Are the Lemon Car Settlement Values?

While there is no “average” lemon car settlement value, you can expect that your lemon car case can settle anywhere between $20,000 to $200,000. We know that this is a wide range of dollar amounts, that is why it is imperative that we review your specific lemon car claim with you, to take the guess work out of the recovery compensation package that you will ultimately receive on your lemon car case.

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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Lemon Car Claim?

Your lemon car claim will most likely settle between 3 and 7 months, depending on the circumstances of your lemon car case. For example, if the car dealership is trying to repair your lemon car issue and is waiting for a specialized part from the manufacturer who is overseas, it may take a bit longer to settle that type of claim to allow the opportunity for an attempted repair. Either way, we will be in touch with you and will be able to settle out your lemon car claim as soon as it is practicable to do so.

Is My Leased Car Eligible for a Lemon Car Claim?

Yes, your leased new car or certified pre-owned car that is still under the original manufacturer’s warranty is eligible for recovery under a lemon car claim.

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We can offer you a zero-fee guarantee now, when you give us a call at the My Lemon Law Lawyer at 833.205.1900. We are here to help you, and we will put you as our first priority.

Contact Us / Free Case Evaluation for Your Lemon Car Claim

Your lemon car claim is of the utmost importance to you and to us. You can call us today to talk to our legal team about your lemon car claim. We can initiate a lawsuit based on the merits of your claim. You can call us at My Lemon Law Lawyer at 833.205.1900, to talk to a lawyer with experience in handling and resolving lemon car claims.

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