(frequently asked questions)
haven’t I heard more about the California Lemon Law?
Though not drenched in media attention, the California Lemon Law is
one of the most attractive, “consumer friendly” consumer
protection laws in the nation. It is for this reason that you should take
advantage of it. The Law Offices of William R. McGee can
defend your rights and bring a swift and fair resolution to your lemon
am I entitled to under the California Lemon Law?
If you financed or leased your vehicle, you are entitled to get back
your down payment (or lease inception fee), government fees, trade-in
equity, license fees and all the monthly payments you have made up to
the date of settlement. You may also be entitled to towing
reimbursement, as well as rental car expenses you personally paid
during your warranty repair visits. The manufacturer pays off
the existing loan (or lease), you turn the vehicle back in to
the car dealership, and you get your Lemon Law refund check.
This is known as a vehicle repurchase. In certain circumstances
you may also elect to take a replacement vehicle in lieu of a
repurchase. This is known as an exchange of collateral.
Your loan remains the same, and you simply “swap” your present
vehicle for a new one with the same equipment. Leased vehicles are
treated in the same way.
any Lemon Law action, the manufacturer is entitled to an offset
for mileage based on the odometer reading at the first time you
had your vehicle repaired for a recurring problem. There is a
specific formula for calculating this offset, which your Lemon Law
attorney will discuss with you.
long can this process take?
We can usually reach a settlement with the manufacturer within 30-90
days by retaining our firm. A very large number of cases are settled
in as little as 30 days! You will not damage or compromise your
credit by taking advantage of the Lemon Law.
you can see, after you retain our firm it can be a very quick
process. And we keep you updated on your cases progress. You no longer
need to be involved with car dealers or auto manufacturers and suffer
the frustration and anxiety of dealing with these problems.
Call anywhere from
California: 1-800-CA-LEMON (1-800-225-3666)