Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law Attorneys in California
Mercedes is one of the most identifiable luxury car brands on the market. Even so, our California Lemon Law attorneys have years of experience helping unsuspecting clients fight the luxury auto manufacturer after unknowingly purchasing a defective vehicle. If you are one of the unfortunate Mercedes-Benz drivers who has faced frustrating repairs and safety issues, it is time to call our Mercedes Lemon Law attorneys.
Does my Mercedes Defect Qualify as a Lemon in California?
Mercedes-Benz replaces or repurchases defective vehicles if you can prove it is a lemon under California lemon law. Mercedes-Benz models of all types have been deemed lemons throughout California across the last several years. We’ve represented many clients with defective A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GLA-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, S-Class, SL-Class, SLC-Class, V-Class, AMG GT or other models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. More recently Mercedes vehicle owners have been affected by the noisy struts in E Class models as well as front seat instability issues in multiple C-Class and E-Class vehicles.
Mercedes is such a large manufacturer of high quality vehicles, yet they have also faced a long list of defects and safety issues. Some of those issues remain unacknowledged by the large car manufacturer, but several have been addressed by company-wide recalls. You can use your vin to search the Mercedes-Benz site for any applicable recalls for your vehicle. You can also check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) list of recalls to see if any apply to your Mercedes vehicle.
California’s Mercedes lemon law applies to both new and used cars under certain protective warranties. If you think you’ve leased or purchased a Mercedes-Benz lemon, we can help.
Does my Mercedes-Benz Defect Qualify as a Lemon in California?
The reality is, vehicle defects can occur to any new or used vehicle, suddenly turning any Mercedes into a lemon.
Below is a list of common complaints, although defects that may qualify your vehicle as a lemon are not limited to this list. You can also check a Mercedes-Benz recall list to see if any items specifically apply to your vehicle.
- Airbag explosions
- Door malfunctions
- Oil leaks in electronic transmissions
- Ignition Failure
- Engine mounts
- Electric Window problems
- Air suspension problems
- Catalytic converters
- Automatic gearbox issues
- Problems with crank sensor
- Misfiring issues
- Suspension & steering issues
- Brake failure
- Door or trunk failures
- Issues with mass airflow sensors
- Electrical problems
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 Mercedes lemon law attorneys represent you will help you receive the maximum recovery. Reach out to us today if you think you’re affected by any Mercedes-Benz recall. You may be eligible for a Mercedes lemon law buyback.
If we prove that your Mercedes is in fact a lemon and that you have made reasonable repair attempts, then we can force Mercedes to buy back your vehicle, replace it, or pay you a monetary settlement. The California lemon law process starts by filing a claim against Mercedes.
Does the California Lemon Law Apply to All Mercedes-Benz Models?
The California Lemon Law applies to all new or used Mercedes vehicles that meet certain criteria that prove they are, indeed, a “lemon.”
First, the Mercedes 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 Mercedes 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 Mercedes 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 Mercedes is exhibiting signs of being a lemon, contact our experienced Mercedes 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 Mercedes lemon vehicle buybacks or replacements.
What do I need to know if I have purchased a defective Mercedes?
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 do I Prove my Mercedes is a Lemon in California?
Whether the Mercedes 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 Mercedes.
Keep all of your receipts, work orders, and dealership analysis, so you can create a timeline of the vehicle’s decline.
Next, contact our skilled Mercedes lemon law attorneys to gain access to the legal resources you need to pursue the car manufacturer for a replacement vehicle or buyback option that fits your unique needs. Our experienced lemon law attorneys can often recover civil penalties – above and beyond what our clients paid for their vehicles – from the vehicle’s manufacturer.
We can help you hold the manufacturer accountable for your full recovery.
How Long Do I Have to File a Mercedes Lemon Law Claim in California?
California’s Lemon Law has a four-year statute of limitations to pursue Mercedes for your defective vehicle replacement or buyback.
However, the sooner you pursue a Mercedes lemon law claim, the better. The longer you wait, the more likely the manufacturer is to 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 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 Mercedes 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 Mercedes 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 Mercedes lemon behind you.