Lemon Law San Francisco


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If you own a car that requires constant maintenance in the short time that you have owned the vehicle, your car may be a real lemon. However, if your car fails to meet reasonable standards of performance and quality, your legal rights may be protected under lemon law San Francisco. The state of California enacted lemon laws to assist consumers and provide a legal remedy for vehicles that do not perform as promised according to the manufacturer’s warranty. In addition, the federal government has enacted lemon laws as well, referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which protects individuals of all states and may exceed the state’s law in certain instances.

The lemon law San Francisco only arises if a problem exists with your vehicle that the manufacturer is unwilling to repair, or if numerous repairs fail to fix the problem. For example, most warranties provide that an automobile’s engine will operate without issue for the stated period of the warranty. If the manufacturer does not honor the warranty, you can file a complaint against the manufacturer stating the lemon laws of California as the reason for the complaint. In addition, if your vehicle has undergone numerous repair attempts but still does not operate according to reasonable quality and performance, you may be able to seek relief through the lemon laws of San Francisco.

The lemon law San Francisco protects a vehicle that is purchased for personal use only. Therefore, if the vehicle was purchased for business purposes, or a combination of both business and personal use, the vehicle may not be afforded the protection of the lemon law San Francisco. However, the lemon law San Francisco applies to both new and used vehicles sold or leased in California that come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty. California state law provides the manufacturer with an opportunity to repair the warranty defect, provided the number of repairs does not exceed a reasonable amount. However, if the manufacturer or dealer is unable to repair the vehicle, the lemon law San Francisco requires the manufacturer to either replace the vehicle, or refund its purchase price. In addition, lemon law San Francisco applies to problems arising within the first 18,000 miles or 18 months of  ownership with the time of ownership beginning on the date that you receive the car. The vehicle must be registered in the state of California. The lemon law of San Francisco does apply to motor homes as well as cars and light trucks.

Your car’s warranty can be very confusing and it is best to seek legal assistance to determine if your automobile’s repairs are included under the terms of the warranty. Therefore, consider hiring a San Francisco attorney experienced in lemon law San Francisco to assist you with any legal action you choose to take against the car’s manufacturer. For example, if you need help finding an attorney in San Francisco, contact the State Bar of Calfornia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Bar_of_California. Also, you can find additional information about the lemon law San Francisco by contacting the California Department of Consumer Affairs http://www.dca.ca.gov/.