Experienced Chevrolet Lemon Law Attorneys in Los Angeles, California
At Century Law Group, LLP, our California lemon law attorneys know how frustrating vehicles trouble can be. If your Chevrolet repeatedly breaks down while you are behind the wheel, will not start in the driveway, or is exhibiting signs of another type of defect, you have options.
The California Lemon Law keeps you from continuing to drive a defective car, truck, or SUV that cannot be repaired after a “reasonable” number of attempts.
Here is what you need to know about pursuing a California Lemon Law claim for a defective Chevrolet.
What Types of Chevrolets are Covered by California’s Lemon Law?
All Chevys that are under the manufacturer’s warranty and exhibit defects that cannot be corrected after multiple attempts by the dealership or certified mechanic may be covered by the California Lemon Law.
That includes cars, trucks, and SUVs like the Chevrolet:
- Bolt EV
- Captiva Sport
- City Express
If you have purchased or leased a Chevrolet in California that is exhibiting signs of a defect, contact our experienced lemon law attorneys in California today to schedule a free consultation.
At Century Law Group, our Los Angeles lemon lawyers will provide the legal guidance you need to understand the California Lemon Law and how it protects you from being stuck with a defective Chevrolet. Call us now to learn more about your legal rights and options.
What are the Most Common Chevrolet Defects That Apply To the California Lemon Law?
Because of the nature of the car industry, and the assembly lines in which Chevrolets are built, certain Chevy makes and models may experience common defects.
Last year, there were several reports from 2021 Chevy Silverado owners and lessees stating they were experiencing significantly rough transmission shifts causing premature transmission failures.
Other Chevrolet vehicles have been identified as exhibiting defects that include:
- Air conditioning problems
- Brake issues
- Consistently illuminated check engine light or other warnings
- Doors that will not lock
- Jerking transmission when starting and stopping
- Not starting
- Poor acceleration
- Regularly dying batteries
- Steering issues
If you bought or leased a Chevrolet that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, and are experiencing one or more defective issues with the car, truck, or SUV, Century Law Group will provide a free case evaluation and help you understand whether you are eligible for protection under California’s lemon law.
How Can I Help Build My Chevrolet Lemon Law Claim for Success?
First things first, you must establish that your Chevrolet is, indeed, a lemon.
That requires you to take the Chevy to the manufacturer, dealership, or certified mechanic for a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect.
A reasonable number of attempts include:
- At least two or more attempts to repair an issue that could cause death or serious bodily injury if the Chevrolet is driven.
- Four or more attempts to repair the same problem covered in the manufacturer’s warranty.
- A Chevrolet that has been out of service for repairs for more than 30 days total — not consecutively.
Ideally, our California Lemon Law attorney would like to have a detailed record or log of each car repair attempt.
That may include:
- Service dates, times, and repair locations
- Name of the car repair technician
- Diagnostic records listing the problem and how it was resolved
It is important to keep the paperwork from each of the repair attempts, so they are not altered, misplaced, or inadvertently deleted by the dealership or service location where the mechanic work took place.
Next, compile all the original paperwork from the Chevrolet’s purchase or lease, so our California lemon law attorneys can determine the amount of money you may be entitled to or the overall value of a replacement Chevrolet the manufacturer must provide to settle your claim.
Finally, if you incurred out-of-pocket costs for transportation while the Chevrolet was in the shop, we would like to see those records too. We would also like to review any notes or occurrences concerning the defect where the Chevrolet has jeopardized your safety or caused personal or professional problems because it was disabled.
If you are unsure how to outline the details of your lemon law claim, consider asking yourself:
- Was the Chevrolet’s defect(s) so severe that you were afraid to drive it?
- How many times have you been late or missed work/school/other commitments because of the Chevrolet defect?
- Did the Chevrolet break down while you were using it, placing you in danger?
- Were you involved in an accident caused by the Chevrolet’s defects?
Since the California Lemon Law requires us to prove the Chevrolet’s defect substantially affects its use, value, or safety, keeping an accurate account of how your Chevy’s defect has interrupted your day-to-day productivity can help us submit those details as evidence when preparing your case for success.
What is the Result of a Successful Lemon Law Claim in California?
Under the California Lemon Law, you are entitled to three potential legal remedies once our attorneys can prove you have a legitimate case against the manufacturer.
They include cash compensation to offset the defect, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for the vehicle, minus the mileage usage to date.
In most successful Chevrolet lemon law cases in California, the manufacturer is responsible for our legal fees, so you pay nothing out of pocket for our representation.
The statute of limitations for filing a lemon law claim in California is four years from the date when you first discovered a potential Chevy defect. If you believe your Chevrolet is a lemon, do not delay in seeking the legal outcome you deserve.
Contact Our Skilled California Chevrolet Lemon Law Attorneys at Century Law Group
Contact our experienced Chevrolet lemon law attorneys in California today at (310) 642-6900 or online to learn more about the legal solutions that are available for your unique circumstances.
We provide free consultations and a straightforward approach to helping you put your Chevy lemon behind you quickly and effectively, so you can move forward with confidence.