Skilled Ford Lemon Law Attorneys in Los Angeles, California
At Century Law Group, LLP, our California lemon law attorneys focus on providing solutions for clients who are experiencing mechanical, electrical, or structural defects with their Ford vehicles, so they can pursue the manufacturer for a positive outcome.
We believe that no one should be left driving a defective vehicle, and the California Lemon Law provides the legal protection our clients need to pursue the best outcome for their unique circumstances.
If you believe your Ford is exhibiting signs of a defect that cannot be fixed, here is what you need to know about your eligibility to file a lemon law claim in California.
How Can I Prove My Ford is a Lemon?
The very first step in pursuing a successful lemon law claim is presenting the evidence that legally substantiates that your Ford is a lemon.
The California Lemon Law protects consumers from continuing to drive a defective Ford car, truck, or SUV that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty and cannot be repaired after a “reasonable” number of attempts.
A reasonable number of repair attempts include:
- Two or more repair attempts for an issue that could cause serious bodily injury or death during its operation.
- Four or more repair attempts for the same problem that is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
- A Ford that has been out of service for repairs for more than 30 days total — not consecutively.
If you purchased or leased a Ford in California that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty and have made multiple trips to the dealership or a certified mechanic for the same defect that cannot be fixed, you may be eligible to file a lemon law claim in California.
Are All Ford Vehicles Covered by the California Lemon Law?
If your Ford car, truck, or SUV cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, it may qualify as a lemon.
That includes Ford models that are still under the manufacturer’s warranty like the:
- Bronco Sport
- F-Series Trucks
If you leased or purchased a Ford car, truck, or SUV that is exhibiting signs of one or more defects, contact our experienced lemon law attorneys in California today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the problem and the actions you have taken to remedy the issue.
What are the Most Common Types of Ford Vehicle Defects?
It is not uncommon for vehicle manufacturers to release cars, trucks, or SUVs that have a defect that cannot be fixed.
Ford vehicles are no exception, and some of the most common defects reported include:
- Air conditioning defects
- Check engine light turns on and stays one
- Connectivity issues that keep the infotainment systems software from communicating with driver’s electronic devices
- EGR valve failures
- Engine failure
- Exhaust problems
- Failing fuel injectors
- Handling issues causing the vehicle to veer in one direction
- Jerking and shuddering during operation
- Lack of power
- Oil leaks and cooler failures
- Power steering issues
- Spark plug issues
- Structural issues, including rust, metal changes, peeling paint, and other damage
- Sudden Unattended Deceleration
- Transmission problems
If you believe your Ford has a defective component or system that requires the vehicle to spend more time at the dealership or certified mechanic than it does in operation, contact our experienced California lemon law attorneys today to discuss your legal rights and options during a free consultation.
What Happens When I Win My Ford Lemon Law Claim in California?
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies.
Depending on the type of defect you are experiencing, and how it impacts your day-to-day activities and ability to get to and from where you are going safely, one solution may fit your needs over another.
The manufacturer may:
- Repurchase your Ford
- Replace your Ford
- Offer a cash settlement for your Ford, including the:
- Down payment
- All monthly payments made to date
- Balance of the loan
- Rental cars, cab fare, rideshare costs, and towing expense reimbursement
- Compensation for GAP insurance or service agreements that were purchased with the vehicle
To help ensure your case is successful, our California lemon law attorneys at Century Law Group will outline the repair attempts and submit all the necessary supporting paperwork to prove the Ford’s defect substantially affects its use, value, or safety.
How Long Do I Have to File a Ford Lemon Law Claim in California?
The statute of limitations for filing a Ford lemon law claim in California is four years from the date when you first discovered a potential defect.
At Century Law Group, our California lemon law attorneys encourage all drivers who are experiencing a potential defect with their Ford to take their cars, trucks, or SUVs to the dealership or certified mechanic immediately when the problem starts.
This can help jumpstart a lemon law claim in the future, as the manufacturer will not assume the responsibility for any Ford that has incurred damage from the owner’s wear and tear or failure to maintain the vehicle.
Once you meet the legal threshold for the reasonable number of repair attempts, contact our skilled California Ford lemon law attorneys, so we can get started on your case. The sooner you file a Ford lemon law claim in California, the sooner you can realize a legal remedy that allows you to put this purchase or lease in your rearview.
Contact Our Skilled California Ford Lemon Law Attorneys at Century Law Group
At Century Law Group, our Ford lemon lawyers in California know that you and your family can be placed in danger each time you get behind the wheel of a defective Ford in California.
You deserve to drive a safe vehicle, that does not break down without notice. We can help get you there faster.
Contact our experienced Ford 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 during a free consultation, so you can move forward with confidence.