KIA Lemon Law Attorneys in California
Is your Kia a Lemon?
Are you tired of spending money and time on what feels like an endless amount of repairs on your Kia? Despite Kia’s reputation as a reliable, quality vehicle, thousands of car owners across California have suffered the frustration and economic hardship of buying or leasing a Kia “lemon”. If you’re frustrated that your Kia is in and out of the dealership on a regular basis, you may have struck the worst lottery luck, the lemon lottery.
Problems that will trigger a refund or buyback will be defects that damage the safety and integrity of your vehicle, or that cause depreciation to the value of your Kia.
Does my Kia defect qualify under California Lemon Law?
Thousands of consumers have been affected by recalls or lodged complaints about the Kia Soul, Kia Sorento, Kia Cadenza, Forte, Optima, Sorento, Soul, Sportage and other makes and models.
The main thing to consider about your defective car is the scope of the problem. Is your defect affecting the safe driving of your vehicle? Are you worried about injury or even death?
A minor defect won’t likely make your car a lemon, but we can help you assess your situation. Schedule your free consultation today to discuss your lemon law claim.
Unfortunately, vehicle defects can occur to any new or used Kia car or SUV. Below is a list of common complaints, although there are many more defects that may qualify you under California Lemon Law. You can also check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) list of recalls to see if any apply to your Kia vehicle.
- Transmission failure
- Defective brake switches
- Issues with brakes
- Loss of power
- Steering problems
- Warning light malfunctions
- Axle defects
- Defective airbags
- Engine problems (i.e. fires, stalling, overheating or failure)
Your Kia is protected by California’s lemon law as long as it is still under manufacturer warranty and has recurring issues that keep you going back to the repair shop. It is true that you must give the manufacturer a “reasonable number of repair attempts” to rectify the issue. After 3-4 failed repair attempts, you may qualify for a Kia replacement or buyback under California lemon law.
How do I Prove my Kia is a Lemon in California?
Keep all of your receipts, work orders, and dealership analysis, so you can create a timeline of your vehicle’s defects and your repair attempts.
Whether the Kia defect stems from design issues or manufacturing mistakes, it is important to establish that it is a lemon as soon as legally possible. Once you have satisfied the legal requirements for the reasonable number of attempts to fix the defect, you can break free from the constant trips to the dealership or certified mechanic and get back into a reliable Kia.
We have a proven history of success in Kia lemon law claims. If you drive a Kia with a defect that affects its value, performance or worst of all, safety you have powerful legal recourse under the California lemon law.
Contact our skilled California lemon law attorneys to gain access to the legal resources you need to pursue Kia for a replacement vehicle or buyback option that fits your unique needs. The facts of your specific potential case help determine what compensation you are owed. Our experienced lemon law attorneys oftentimes can recover civil penalties – above and beyond what our clients paid for their vehicles – from the vehicle’s manufacturer.
Kia has legal teams that make tons of money every year to minimize how much money the manufacturer has to pay out to consumers like you for their defective vehicles. We can help you tip the scales and hold the automaker accountable for your full financial recovery.
If you think you may have a lemon, we recommend contacting us in order to help you navigate California’s lemon law process. Having experienced Kia lemon law attorneys represent you will help you receive the maximum recovery. Reach out to us today if you think you’re affected by a Kia defect or recall. You may be eligible for a Kia lemon law buyback or replacement.
Does the California Lemon Law Apply to All Kia Models?
The California Lemon Law applies to all new or used Kia vehicles that meet certain criteria that prove they are, indeed, a “lemon.”
First, the Kia must have been purchased or leased in California, and still be under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Next, we must establish one of the following is true:
- Your Kia defect affects the vehicle’s proper use, value, or safety, and can potentially cause injury or death and has not been repaired after two attempts
- There is any issue with your Kia that has not been fixed after four repair attempts
- Your vehicle has spent more than a total of 30 days at the dealership or with another certified mechanic, regardless of the defect, even if the days were not consecutive.
If your Kia is exhibiting signs of being a lemon, contact our experienced lemon law attorneys in California today to schedule a free consultation. We will help you figure out whether you qualify under California Lemon laws and will help you figure out next steps to get you safely back on the road. We have successfully helped countless consumers with their Kia lemon vehicle buybacks or replacements.
What do I need to know if I have purchased a defective Kia?
The California Lemon Law protects you from being stuck with a defective vehicle that is still under warranty, and facilitates the legal requirements necessary to hold the manufacturer liable for the defect.
How Long Do I Have to File a Kia Lemon Law Claim in California?
California’s Lemon Law has a four-year statute of limitations to pursue Kia for your defective vehicle replacement or buyback.
However, the sooner you pursue a Kia lemon law claim, the better. The longer you wait, the manufacturer will argue the vehicle’s mechanical issue was caused by normal wear and tear or failure to maintain the vehicle properly. Neither of which is covered by the California Lemon Law.
The auto manufacturers have teams of lawyers to defend their brand and build a case against you. Do not be intimidated, be informed. Schedule a free consultation so we can assess your claim and build your case.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a California Kia Lemon Law Attorney?
If you are already overwhelmed with the lemon law process and worried about what is going to happen during your lemon law claim, our attorneys can help put some of your fears to rest.
When our California lemon lawyers take your qualifying case, you do not pay any attorney fees out of pocket. Our legal fees are paid directly by Kia and are included in our case. You are not responsible for payment.
We provide end-to-end legal services for lemon law clients throughout California and are dedicated to providing quick and effective results — starting with a free consultation.
Contact our experienced California Kia lemon law attorneys today at (310) 642-6900 or schedule an appointment with us 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 Kia lemon behind you.