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There is nothing more discouraging or frustrating than having your new vehicle die unexpectedly or end up in the repair shop for weeks on end. New vehicles shouldn’t suffer through such issues. When they do, our Orange County Lemon Law lawyers will fight to protect your rights.

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. works tirelessly to defend consumers by holding car companies liable for the Lemons they sell. In Orange County, the Lemon Law forces manufacturers to provide consumers with a refund or a replacement vehicle for any Lemons they’ve sold.

Our OC Lemon Law attorneys know precisely how to handle unanticipated vehicle failures. Plus, we’ve gone toe to toe with virtually every car company about their Lemons. So, whatever issue you may be facing, we’ve almost certainly seen it. And thanks to that experience, more than 99% of our clients collect compensation for their Lemons.

Reach out today for a FREE case review!

What is A Lemon?

A Lemon is a new or used vehicle that has been purchased or leased under the assumption that it will function safely as intended. Lemons differ from your average car by failing to live up to even that simple assumption.

The Lemon Law in Orange County defines a Lemon as a vehicle, which has a defect that “substantially impair[s] the vehicle’s use, value, or safety.” The defect must also persist after you’ve provided the manufacturer with a reasonable number of attempts to repair it.

Orange County’s Lemon Law, legally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, protects consumers statewide. This California Lemon Law applies to virtually any car or truck purchased in the California (with exceptions for active military) as long as it weighs less than 10,000 lbs.

The law offers straightforward guidelines about what qualifies as a Lemon. But proving that your vehicle meets those guidelines can be a challenge. This holds even more true when you realize that car companies employ teams of high-priced lawyers to prove the opposite.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to have an Orange County Lemon Law attorney in your corner, too. At Krohn & Moss, Ltd., we provide every client with the best possible chance of securing compensation for their Lemon. In California alone, we’ve helped over 10,000 people collect compensation for their defective vehicles.

After decades of experience, we’ve come as close as is possible to perfecting the process of filing claims for Lemons. We know the legal system can be confusing. So, we handle all the complicated details while you go about your daily life. In most cases,  once we’re on your case, you can just relax and wait for a settlement offer while we do the work behind the scenes to get you a recovery.

Don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable Lemon Law attorneys! Call our Lemon Law firm today at 800-875-3666 to set up a FREE consultation.

Does Your Car Qualify as a Lemon in Orange County?

To qualify for compensation under Orange County’s Lemon Law, you need a defective vehicle. You also need to provide the manufacturer with a reasonable number of chances to fix it. Here in California, that “reasonable number” can be defined in any of three ways:

  1. Four or more repair attempts for the same defect
  2. Two or more repair attempts for the same, significant safety defect, OR
  3. 30 days of the car being out of service for repairs, regardless of the number of defects or repair attempts.

Orange County’s Lemon Law dictates that these repair opportunities occur within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of ownership. However, the “federal Lemon Law,” which applies in Orange County, can provide up to four years after the first failed repair attempt to file a claim.

So don’t let the 18 month / 18,000 miles part discourage you from taking action. We’ve secured compensation for countless clients outside of that window.

Unsure if you’ve got a Lemon? Take our 60-Second Lemon Test to find out!

Pursuing A Lemon Law Claim in Orange County, CA

The sooner you pursue your claim, the greater your chances of success. But the first step to any Lemon Law claim in OC will always be taking your car in for repairs. If the manufacturer fails to fix your vehicle after that first attempt, give them one more chance.

You’re welcome to reach out to us after a single failed attempt. However, in most cases, we’ll simply ask you to take it back in for a second repair attempt. But if you’ve already suffered through two failed repairs or more, we want to know about them.

Once we’ve reviewed your case, we’ll let you know whether you have a legitimate claim or not. If it sounds like you have a Lemon, we’ll get to work gathering supporting evidence immediately.

If you have any paperwork from when you purchased/leased the vehicle, we’ll ask you to share it with us. We’ll also ask for any repair records you may have. But if you don’t have any paperwork, don’t worry. We can get copies from the car company on your behalf.

After we have all your information, we’ll handle virtually everything else. Plus, because we are very selective of the cases we handle, almost every case we take results in a settlement offer. Car companies don’t waste money on trials they can’t win.

By law, we must present to you all settlement offers we receive, and only you can decide whether to take it or not. So, once we get started, your biggest responsibility could very well be giving a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” when we get an offer.

What Can You Receive from A Lemon Law Claim?

After successfully filing a Lemon Law claim in Orange County, California, you’ll need to return your Lemon to the manufacturer. In addition to the relief that you’ll feel from wiping your hands clean of that frustration, you’ll also receive:

  • a refund
  • a replacement vehicle, OR
  • cash compensation

In some cases, you can even recover costs you incurred because of the Lemon. These might include rental car costs, towing expenses, or repairs you paid for out of pocket. Additionally, if you prevail, the manufacturer is required to pay your attorney’s fees. Therefore, you’ll get a highly skilled legal team fighting for you without paying a penny out-of-pocket for the privilege!

To learn more about what you can receive under California Lemon Law, contact our law office today, and schedule a FREE case consultation!

Did You Purchase or Lease a Lemon in Orange County?

If you’ve been searching for Lemon Law lawyers in Orange County, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. is here for you. Our firm is dedicated strictly to consumer protections, having helped settle or win over 50,000 Lemon Law cases nationwide, and we’re just getting started. Help us hold the car companies responsible for your Lemon by reaching out to us today!

We’ve dedicated our careers to standing up for the little guy against big corporations. Paired with our extensive educations, that experience serves as the rock and sling that allows us to help “Davids” like you win their fight against the “Goliath” car companies of the world.

Additional Resources

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

You can also take our 60-second Lemon Test to find out if you have a case almost instantly. Or, for input from one of our Orange County Lemon Law attorneys, reach out to us for a FREE CASE REVIEW. We’ve dedicated our careers to sticking up for people like you. Contact us today so we can defend your right and get you paid!

Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

How Does the Lemon Law Work?

The first step in any Lemon Law case is always noticing a defect and bringing it to the manufacturer...

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The first step in any Lemon Law case is always noticing a defect and bringing it to the manufacturer or one of its authorized dealers for repair. If the manufacturer fails to repair the defect on that first attempt, the vehicle may already qualify as a lemon. However, in most cases, you’ll need to provide the manufacturer with at least one more repair attempt before pursuing compensation. 

Still, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect you may have a lemon. The sooner you act, the greater your chance of success. And with free case reviews, you have nothing to lose by consulting an attorney.

Once you’ve provided the manufacturer with a reasonable number of repair attempts, the next step is often arbitration. Rather than immediately filing a lawsuit, most states require you to try resolving the matter informally. To do so, your attorney will help you gather evidence to support your claim and present it to an arbitration panel.

After reviewing the evidence from both sides, the panel will issue a ruling as to what compensation you deserve, if any. If you’re unhappy with the panel’s decision, you may file a lawsuit to bring your claim to the courts. However, with an experienced Lemon Law attorney in your corner, the manufacturer will almost certainly settle instead of going to trial.

In most states, the manufacturer is even required to pay your attorneys’ fees when you win your case. So, if you think you have a lemon, it’s in your best interest to seek professional representation. Doing so greatly increases your chances of a successful recovery. And as a bonus, the manufacturer who sold you the lemon will likely need to pay more for its mistake.

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, more than 99% of the cases we handle settle before going to trial. And with more than 50,000 success stories to our name, we’re very confident in our abilities to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

Is There a Time Limit to Pursue a Lemon Law Claim?

Yes, Lemon Law claims are subject to statutes of limitation, like most laws. These differ wildly fro...

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Yes, Lemon Law claims are subject to statutes of limitation, like most laws. These differ wildly from state to state. But the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which applies in all states, allows you to file a claim for up to four years after your warranty was breached. For vehicles, this generally means you have four years to file a claim after the first failed repair attempt.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What If My Vehicle Repair Record Shows No Problems?

When you purchase a vehicle from a dealer or take one in for repairs, there’s a trail of documentati...

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When you purchase a vehicle from a dealer or take one in for repairs, there’s a trail of documentation that you never see. This includes everything from your customer copies and warranty payment documents to dealership bookkeeping and hard copies.

The hard copy, for example, contains the original notes made by the mechanic who inspected and/or signed off on your vehicle. In some instances, you will find the phrase “Could Not Duplicate Customer Concern” stamped on the customer copy, while the hard copy often contains notes made by the mechanic that clearly state the opposite.

Not only does this leave your vehicle in need of repairs, but it also sends you back out on the road with a potentially dangerous vehicle. By carefully sourcing and investigating all existing paperwork, our attorneys can detect whether or not any vehicle problems were noted upon acceptance. So even if your repair records show no problems, you may still have a case.

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