Lemon Law Attorneys in Long Beach, California

Long Beach Lemon Law Lawyers You Can Trust

People rely heavily on their vehicles to get to work on time, take family members to important appointments, get to school, etc. This means owning a car is an essential part of daily living for many Americans. If your vehicle has been spending more time at the mechanic than it has on the road, it can cause a lot of headaches.

Thankfully, the Lemon Law in Long Beach protects consumers who’ve purchased or leased such faulty vehicles. To qualify as a Lemon in Long Beach, CA vehicles must meet the following conditions:

  • The vehicle has one or more defects that significantly impact its value, function, or safety.
  • The defect(s) are covered by manufacturer’s warranty.
  • AND the defect(s) persist after a reasonable number of repair attempts.

If your vehicle is determined to be a Lemon here in Long Beach, you’re entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. However, proving that your vehicle is a Lemon can be a tedious, complicated process. But with an experienced Lemon Law attorney in your corner, the manufacturer will be the one struggling to provide proof.

Our Long Beach Lemon Law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. are here to help you fight for your consumer rights and the compensation you deserve. Our law firm has extensive experience representing clients throughout California. So, if you think you might have a Lemon contact our team today so we can review your case free of charge.

Looking to file a Lemon Law claim in Long Beach, CA? Reach out to the lawyers at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. today and schedule a free consultation!

Lemon Law in Long Beach

Not all vehicles are eligible for protection under the Lemon Law. Keep reading to learn about what conditions the vehicles and their defects must meet before the law will even scrutinize their status as a Lemon.

Vehicle Eligibility

Before a vehicle can even be considered for Lemon Law protections, arbitrators will confirm its eligibility. The vehicle must meet all the following conditions to be eligible for compensation under the Lemon Law in Long Beach:

  • The gross weight of the vehicle is less than 10,000 lbs.
  • The vehicle has been leased or purchased within California (exceptions for active members of the military).
  • The vehicle is not owned by a person or business with more than 5 vehicles registered in California.

If your defective vehicle meets the conditions listed above, it will be covered by the Lemon Law. However, meeting these conditions does not mean you have a Lemon. The vehicle also needs to be defective. And its defects have their own set of conditions to meet.

Requirements for Defects

To qualify as a Lemon, a vehicle must have at least one defect that significantly impairs its safety, function, or value. And the defect(s) must be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

When your vehicle’s defect(s) meets those qualifications, the next step will be to bring the car to the manufacturer for repairs. If the manufacturer fails to fix the defect(s) after a “reasonable number of repair attempts,” then you have a Lemon.

In Long Beach, the Lemon Law defines “reasonable number of repair attempts” in a few different ways:

  • Four repair attempts for any one defect;
  • Two repair attempts for any significant safety defect; OR
  • 30 days out of service for repairs, regardless of the number of repair attempts

If your vehicle has undergone multiple repair attempts for the same problem, there’s a good chance it’s a Lemon. If this sounds like your car, reach out to us for help securing the compensation you’re owed.

Common Defects

The Lemon Law in Long Beach does not specify specific defects that are or are not covered. Instead, it relies on the qualifications listed above to determine whether your vehicle’s defect is worthy or compensation. That said, we commonly take cases centered around the following defects:

Traditional Motor Vehicles

  • Stalling
  • Air Bag Defects
  • Suspension System Issues
  • Transmission Issues
  • Engine Failure
  • Brake Defects
  • Computer Defects
  • Electrical Issues

Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

  • Braking System Problems
  • Computer Issues
  • Battery Issues
  • Electrical System Problems
  • Failure to Hold a Charge
  • Software Issues

How Much Time Do I Have To File a Claim?

In California, a Lemon Law claim must be filed within 18 months or 18,000 miles of a vehicle’s purchase, whichever comes first. However, even if your vehicle starts to exhibit problems outside of these limits, you may still qualify for compensation. Issues that first arise during an active warranty period will be protected under the Federal Lemon Law even if the warranty has expired by the time a claim is filed.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

If your defective vehicle doesn’t qualify for compensation under the local Lemon Law in Long Beach, it may qualify under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Also known as the Federal Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act allows consumers to file claims for up to four years after their vehicle’s warranty expires.

Not sure if you have a Lemon? Take our FREE 60-Second Lemon Test to find out!

Why Choose Krohn & Moss, Ltd.

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. we care about our clients and have dedicated our careers to helping consumers protect their rights since 1995. In fact, we’ve helped over 10,000 Californians secure compensation for their Lemons. We’ve gone toe to toe with virtually every car company operating in America and prevail in more than 99% of the cases we take. Let us do the same for you!

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 50,000 Success Stories Nationwide
  • Over 25 Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
  • Responds to All Inquiries within 24 Hours
  • Always Seeking Maximum Compensation for Our Clients
  • An Accomplished Law Firm You Can Trust
  • Most Cases Settle Out of Court

Contact us today to schedule a free case review to see if you have a legitimate claim.

Additional Resources

You can learn more about the Lemon Law in Long Beach and throughout California by visiting any of our other pages on the topic:

Reach out to our attorneys today to schedule a FREE CASE REVIEW. Or, for an immediate assessment of your case, take our free 60-Second Lemon Test.

Get started today with Lemon Law attorneys who put your needs first. We’ll help you obtain the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

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