In the state of California, Lemon Law applies to new or used vehicles either purchased or leased where the buyer repeatedly goes to the dealer for the same issue. If a manufacturer cannot repair a consumer good after a reasonable number of repair attempts, then it must either replace or refund the consumer’s money for the defective product. The California Lemon Law also can be applied to other consumer products such as boats or motorcycles.
It should be noted that:
A vehicle is considered a lemon when the dealership has been given numerous opportunities to repair the problem within the warranty period all of which are unsuccessful. There is no exact requirement for how many visits.
Yes. California’s Lemon Law applies to new and used vehicles so long as you had attempted repairs under the factory warranty.
California’s Lemon Law applies to both cars that are purchased or leased in California. A vehicle does not qualify for repurchase if it purchased through a private party.
Yes. Provided the business registers no more than 5 vehicles and the vehicle’s gross weight is less than 10,000 pounds, vehicles primarily used for business are covered by California’s Lemon Law