How to File a Lemon Law Case

In California, lemon law protects consumers who own or lease vehicles, motorcycles, and other types of motor vehicles. But, if you’re not familiar with lemon law, it can be confusing to understand what these protections are. Additionally, many consumers who are unfamiliar with lemon law feel lost when they finally come to the realization that they need to take matters into their own hands and file a lemon law claim. The process of filing your lemon law claim can be complicated and time consuming. However, having a skilled lemon law attorney on your side can help streamline the process and help build a strong case for you to present in court or in arbitration. At California Lemon Attorneys, we have the experience required to assist throughout the entire process of filing a lemon law claim to help you feel confident in the end result. If you think you have a lemon and are curious about the steps you must take to file your claim,

What Should I Do Prior to Filing My Claim?

One of the most important things you can do prior to filing a lemon law claim is to be cognizant of how often you have to take your vehicle to be repaired. Additionally, you must keep any and all documentation regarding your repairs in order to prove that you had an unreasonable amount of repairs on your vehicle. Important aspects of these documents are the dates for each repair, because the dates serve as proof that you gave your manufacturer a sufficient and reasonable amount of time to repair your vehicle under your warranty. When you collect the documentation of your repairs, it’s highly important that you make sure the dealer is descriptive about all the problems the vehicle displayed prior to the repair attempt. Additionally, you should make sure that the details of the repair are detailed and include all part replacements and services performed on your vehicle.

Filing Your Lemon Law Claim

Before filing your claim, it’s helpful to consult with a lemon law attorney who can help you gather the proper documentation and make sure everything is in order. Once you’ve done this, you submit your lemon law claim to your manufacturer so they can review your situation. It’s important to note that in your claim, you must explain whether you would like a replacement vehicle or a refund according to California lemon law. Once you submit your claim, it can take four to six weeks for your manufacturer to inform you of your results.

If You Have Questions Regarding Filing a Lemon Law Claim
Speak With an Attorney Today

At California Lemon Attorneys, we understand that filing a lemon law claim can be incredibly intimidating for individuals who are unfamiliar with the legal requirements of filing your claim. We are dedicated to helping you throughout the process of filing your claim so that you are not blindsided by requirements that you didn’t see coming. If you feel that you may have a lemon on your hands and need assistance with filing your lemon law claim, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 310-922-1199 or email us at for a free consultation.