The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as the Lemon Law in Sacramento, offers some of the most advanced consumer protection in the country. If you buy or lease a vehicle that ends up being a Lemon, the law entitles you to your choice of refund or a replacement vehicle.

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. is one of the most experienced consumer law firms in the country. Our California Lemon lawyers have helped over 10,000 residents collect the compensation they deserved through Lemon Law claims in Sacramento and throughout the state.

Keep reading to learn more about the law and the benefits of hiring our Lemon Law attorneys in Sacramento County.
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Understanding the Lemon Law in Sacramento

The Lemon Law in Sacramento covers a wide range of passenger vehicles including any cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, and boats that weigh under 10,000 lbs. To qualify as a Lemon, your vehicle must have a defect that:

  • significantly impairs its safety, use, or value;
  • is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty;
  • and which the manufacturer has failed to repair after a reasonable number of attempts

In most cases, the manufacturer gets 4 attempts to fix the defect before the vehicle can be classified as a Lemon. However, if the vehicle defect is serious enough to cause death or serious injury, you only need to provide the car company with 2 chances to fix the issue.

The law also presumes vehicles to be Lemons when they’ve been out of service for repairs for a total of 30 days or more, regardless of the number of repair attempts.

In any case, if the manufacturer fails to fix the problem, you must notify them in writing about the defect, which we can do on your behalf. You then need to give the manufacturer one last chance to fix the defect. If it persists after that repair attempt, you have a Lemon and our Sacramento Lemon Law attorneys can help you move forward with your claim.

To find more helpful information about the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, read through our California Lemon Law FAQs.

Lemon Law FAQ

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a federal law that expands upon the consumer protections granted by California’s Lemon Law. It’s often referred to as the “federal Lemon Law.”

Although the California Lemon Law is quite comprehensive, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act may be helpful for those that don’t meet all of the State law’s requirements. For example, if you bought your vehicle out of state or had it delivered from out of state, this Federal Lemon Law may help you secure the compensation you’re owed.

Do You Have a Lemon?

Nearly 1 in every 100 new cars is eventually deemed a Lemon. If your new vehicle has a problem that is covered by the warranty and that the manufacturer has failed to fix after multiple attempts, it should qualify as a Lemon.

Even if you bought your vehicle used, you can still file a claim for up to 4 years after the date of the first failed repair attempt. Imagine buying a used car and noticing some defect only to find out that the original owner asked the manufacturer to fix that same defect 3 years earlier. In such situations, you would still have a full year to pursue a claim.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of hiring our Lemon Law attorneys in Sacramento County. Or take our free Lemon Test to find out if you’re eligible for compensation!
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