Lemon Law in California If You Lease If you are a resident of California and you lease a car or truck, you enjoy the identical rights of someone who purchased a car. Thus, leasing does not limit your rights to consumer protection. So if you lease a car and it turns out to be a lemon, we encourage you to call us now.
The California Lemon Law covers the following new and used vehicles sold or leased in California that come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty: • Cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs. • The chassis, chassis cab, and drivetrain of a motorhome. • Dealer-owned vehicles and demonstrators. • Many vehicles purchased or leased ...
In California, a vehicle is presumed to be a “lemon" by the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act if, within 18 months of the vehicle's delivery to the buyer (or 18,000 miles on the odometer): 2 attempts or more have been made by the manufacturer to repair a warranty problem that could result in death or serious injury.
California’s Lemon Law protects you when a new car you buy or lease cannot be repaired. In some cases, you may be entitled to a replacement or a refund. What does California’s Lemon Law cover? The California Lemon Law covers new cars. It covers used cars too if there is still time remaining on the manufacturer’s warranty.
You have no reason to worry about being protected by the California lemon law. As a rule, the California lemon law also protects leased car owners. The key issue is whether your leased car has the manufacturer’s express written warranty in effect. If the warranty has expired, the lemon law will not work for you.
The Lemon Law applies to most vehicles purchased or leased in California that are still under a manufacturer’s new car warranty. Members of the Armed Forces, who are stationed in or are residents of California, are protected by the Lemon Law even if their vehicles were purchased or registered outside of California.
(To find your state's lemon law, visit the Autopedia website, the Lemon Law America website, or the BBB Auto Line State Lemon Laws website.) Some laws, for example, will cover a car that was bought with a certain amount of mileage on the odometer. In others, the lemon law applies to used cars that were still covered by the original warranty at ...
The leased-car revision is the first big change to the Pennsylvania Lemon Law since it was enacted. In 2000, roughly 20 percent of new cars and 26 percent of new light trucks on the road in the state were leased.
California’s Vehicle Leasing Act (Civil Code §§ 2985.7 – 2993) is the California supplement to the federal Consumer Leasing Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 1667-1667t). The Vehicle Leasing Act incorporates the requirement of the federal statute, and goes further imposing more detailed disclosures and making them mandatory for all automobile lease contracts entered into in California.
A purchaser, or lessee, of a motor vehicle, has clearly defined rights under CA’s Lemon Law. Section 1793.22 of the California Civil Code provides that if a motor vehicle does not perform as provided by the express written warranty and the manufacturer or its agent is unable to fix the motor vehicle after a reasonable number of repair attempts, consumers may seek relief under the lemon law.