Drivers in Oakland have a lot to deal with—traffic, potholes, and crowded street gatherings—just to name a few. However, these disturbances pale in comparison to the inconvenience of having a vehicle that’s a lemon. 

Fortunately, the lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. are here to help. If your vehicle is under warranty and the manufacturer hasn’t been able to make repairs, even after several attempts, please reach out. Our lawyers will fight to get you the refund or replacement vehicle you’re owed.

Welcome to Krohn & Moss, Ltd., your trusted lemon law attorneys serving Oakland, CA. For over 25 years, we’ve helped Californians navigate the complex world of consumer rights. Whether you have a new or used car, we’ll guide you through every step of the lemon law claim process. 

Don’t wait to secure the compensation you’re entitled to. Take our lemon law quiz now to find out if you have a case.

Understanding Vehicle Eligibility

The Lemon Law in California, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, determines whether or not your vehicle is a lemon. It also dictates what compensation, if any, the manufacturer owes you. Krohn & Moss, Ltd.’s lawyers are well-versed in Oakland’s Lemon Law.

During your free case review, we’ll explain exactly how your case satisfies the eligibility requirements. Or, if you’re not yet eligible, we’ll explain which requirements you still need to meet.

Our attorneys will carefully review the details of your case, including the number of repair attempts and the severity of the defect. Doing so allows us to determine if your vehicle qualifies for compensation under the Oakland, California Lemon Law. 

Schedule your free case review today. 

How Do I Know If My Vehicle is a Lemon? 

You likely have a lemon if your vehicle has a defect that: 

  1. Significantly impairs its safety, use, or value;
  2. Is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty;
  3. And the vehicle manufacturer has failed to repair the vehicle after a “reasonable number of repair attempts”

The manufacturer will (typically) have four attempts to fix the defect. But if the defect is serious enough to cause death or serious injury, you only need to provide the manufacturer with two attempts to resolve it. If the manufacturer fails to restore your vehicle after these attempts, you have a lemon.

Alternatively, if your vehicle is in the shop for a total of 30 days or more while under warranty, it’s considered a lemon. This holds true regardless of the number of repair attempts.

If you think your vehicle is a lemon, we encourage you to reach out to our team. Our lawyers will start the process by reviewing your case. If your case qualifies, we’ll notify the manufacturer in writing about the defect. We must then give the manufacturer one last chance to fix the issue. If the problem persists after this final repair attempt, our Oakland Lemon Law attorneys will help you move forward with your claim.

Are Used Cars Eligible Under the Oakland Lemon Law? 

Yes, used cars are covered by Oakland’s Lemon Law. However, they must remain under the original manufacturer’s warranty and meet the law’s remaining criteria. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling lemon law claims for pre-owned cars. And we can help you navigate the specific steps involved in such cases.

What Vehicle Models Are Covered?

Unfortunately, no vehicle make is safe from the risk of defects. Our team at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. has worked with all types of lemon law claims against all types of manufacturers. Whether you have a Ford, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Tesla, BMW, Jeep, or another vehicle make, we’re prepared to represent your interests. Rest assured that we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and hold the manufacturer accountable for their defective vehicle.

What If I Have a Complicated Case? 

If California’s Lemon Law doesn’t apply to your situation, you may still have a case thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This federal legislation was passed to make sure companies fulfill their warranty obligations quickly and fairly. It also makes it easier for consumers to take legal action if a company fails to honor its warranty. 

Regardless of your situation, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. works within the full extent of the law to bring you the compensation you’re entitled to. 

Learn more about the Lemon Law in Oakland and throughout the state:

California Lemon Law

California Lemon Law Statutes

California Lemon Law FAQs

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of hiring our Oakland Lemon Law attorneys. Or take our free lemon test to find out if you’re eligible for a claim!

Filing a Lemon Law Claim

Filing a lemon law claim in Oakland can be a complex process, but the team at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. makes it easy and straightforward. We will guide you through each step, from gathering the necessary documentation to negotiating with the manufacturer on your behalf. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the compensation you’re owed. 

What is the Time Frame for Filing an Oakland Lemon Law Claim?

When it comes to filing your California Lemon Law claim, you must act promptly. To qualify, repair attempts must take place within 18 months or 18,000 miles after the original purchase. However, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act allows you to file claims up to four years after your warranty expires. But in all cases, the sooner you act, the better.

How Much Does an Oakland Lemon Law Lawyer Cost? 

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd., we offer our services without charging any upfront costs. Additionally, the California Lemon Law contains a fee-shifting provision. This means that when we prevail, the auto manufacturer must compensate you for your lemon, AND they must pay your attorney’s fees. 

What Compensation Could I Receive for a Lemon? 

Typically, if your vehicle is deemed a lemon, you’re entitled to a refund or a replacement vehicle. You may also be entitled to reimbursement for any expenses related to your lemon, such as repair costs or rental car fees. Our attorneys will assess the details of your case and fight for the compensation you’re owed.


You may also be eligible to receive Civil Penalties equal to twice the value of your refund. So, if the car company pays $25,000 to reimburse you for your lemon, you might also be entitled to an additional $50,000 in Civil Penalties.

How Do I Get Started? 

Getting started with a lemon law claim is easy. Simply schedule a free, virtual consultation with one of our lawyers. During this consultation, we’ll review your case details. Then, we’ll explain your eligibility and outline next steps. Remember—our clients never owe anything up front!

What to Expect After Contacting Our Lemon Law Attorneys

When you contact our lemon law attorneys, you can expect dedicated support throughout the legal process. We will carefully review your case, gather evidence, and develop a tailored strategy to maximize your chances of success. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you’re entitled to.

Don’t let a defective vehicle ruin your year. Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced lemon law attorneys. We are here to fight for your rights and hold manufacturers accountable for their faulty products. 

Working with our Lemon Law Attorneys in Oakland, CA

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. is a law firm that works with lemon law cases in Oakland, CA. We are proud of our track record and are committed to providing exceptional legal representation to our clients. Here’s why our clients choose us for legal services. 

25 Years of Experience

Our practice has over 25 years of experience handling lemon law cases. In that time, we have successfully represented over 50,000 clients, and we deeply understand the complexities involved in California Lemon Law cases. Our track record speaks for itself, making us the obvious choice for anyone seeking legal assistance in the Oakland area. 

We Prevail in 99% of Cases

We’re proud to be a nationally recognized law firm known for our exceptional track record. Thanks to our extensive experience, we’ve prevailed in 99% of lemon law cases. This success rate is a testament to our dedication, skill, and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. 

Zero Fees Unless You Win

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd., we understand the financial burden that legal cases can bring. That’s why we don’t charge any attorney’s fees upfront, and you don’t owe us anything unless your case prevails. Additionally, we fight to pass that financial obligation onto the auto manufacturer when you win or settle your case. 

Consult with an Attorney About Your Lemon in Oakland 

If you believe you purchased or leased a lemon, don’t wait to secure the compensation you’re owed. Take our 60-second lemon test to see if you have a case. Afterward, schedule a free consultation to speak to our lawyers about how the Lemon Law in Oakland can serve you. 

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