California Lemon Law: New Year, New You, New Car, New Problems?

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As the dawn of a new year arrives, many individuals embrace the tradition of making resolutions and pursuing fresh starts. For some, this may involve a significant purchase, such as a new car, to kick off the year on a high note. But what happens when that shiny new vehicle turns out to be a lemon?


In California, consumers are fortunate to have robust Lemon Laws in place to protect their rights and provide remedies when faced with such unfortunate circumstances. Hariri Law Group is your ally in the fight against lemon vehicles. We offer our expertise and representation for consumers seeking justice. If you’re having problems with your new vehicle call us!

Understanding Lemon Laws in California:

California’s Lemon Law is designed to safeguard consumers who unknowingly purchase defective vehicles. A lemon, in legal terms, refers to a vehicle with substantial defects that impair its use, safety, or value. If your new car is spending more time in the repair shop than on the road, you maybe entitled to relief under the California Lemon Law.

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Key Remedies Available to Consumers:

1. Replacement or Refund
If a vehicle’s defects persist after a reasonable number of repair attempts, the consumer may be eligible for a replacement vehicle or are fund. The manufacturer is obligated to provide a comparable replacement vehicle or repurchase the defective one.


2. Legal Representation
Consumers who find themselves entangled in lemon law disputes can benefit from seeking legal representation. Car manufacturers will often give consumers the run around and have third party administrators (TPAs) reject claims. The Hariri Law Group specializes in consumer protection and has a proven track record of advocating for clients facing defective vehicle issues and will fight the manufacturers and TPAs to get you the justice and remedies owed to you under the law. If your vehicle is a lemon, attorney’s fees are the responsibility of the manufacturer. Call or email us for a free consultation!


3. Reimbursement for Damages
Lemon Law not only covers the purchase price of the vehicle but also includes reimbursement for incidental damages such as towing costs, rental car expenses, and even finance charges.

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4. Statutory Penalties
Manufacturers may be subject to statutory penalties if they fail to comply with the Lemon Law requirements. This serves as an additional deterrent and encourages prompt resolution of consumer claims.


The legal team at Hariri Law Group possesses extensive knowledge of California Lemon Laws and has successfully handled a variety of cases, ensuring that clients receive the best possible representation.


5. Personalized Service
Hariri Law Group understands that each case is unique, and they tailor their approach to meet the specific needs of their clients. They prioritize open communication and transparency throughout the legal process.

6. Proven Track Record
With a history of securing favorable outcomes for consumers, the Hariri Law Group has earned a reputation for being a reliable advocate inLemon Law cases.


Facing the disappointment of purchasing a lemon can be disheartening, but consumers in California are fortunate to have robust Lemon Laws to protect their interests. The Hariri Law Group, with its commitment to consumer protection and proven expertise in Lemon Law cases, stands ready to assist individuals seeking remedies for their defective vehicles. As you embark on the journey to resolve your lemon law dispute in the new year, consider partnering with the Hariri Law Group for dedicated and experienced legal representation.

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