Nissan Lemon Law Attorneys in California
Is your new or used Nissan a Lemon?
Are you tired of spending money and time on what feels like an endless amount of repairs on your Nissan? Despite Nissan’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 Nissan “lemon”. If you’re frustrated that your Nissan is in and out of the dealership or repair shop on a regular basis, you may have won 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 Nissan.
Does my Nissan defect qualify under California Lemon Law?
Thousands of consumers have been affected by recalls or lodged complaints about the Nissan GTR, Cube, Juke, Altima, Pathfinder, Frontier, Sentra, Murano,Maxima, Leaf, Versa, Rogue, 370Z, Xterra and other 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 Nissan 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 Nissan vehicle.
- CVT transmission not functioning properly – lunging, lurching, jerky shifting
- Leaking oil, water, fuel, coolant, or other fluids
- Vibration in the axles or brakes
- Electrical and computer system problems
- Brake failure and overheating
- Check engine and warning light malfunctions
- Defective brakes
- Loss of power
- Steering problems
- Axle defects
- Engine problems (i.e. fires, stalling, overheating or failure)
Your Nissan 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 Nissan replacement or buyback under California lemon law.
How do I Prove my Nissan 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 Nissan 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 Nissan.
We have a proven history of success in Nissan lemon law claims. If you drive a Nissan 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 Nissan 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 can often recover civil penalties – above and beyond what our clients paid for their vehicles – from the vehicle’s manufacturer.
Nissan 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. We’ve taken many of these cases to court and won.
Under California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, known as California “lemon law,” if an auto manufacturer is unable to repair a “nonconformity,” or defect, with a vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts, the car manufacturer is obligated to offer a buyback or replacement vehicle. If you have a car manufacturer’s warranty, have made several repair attempts for the same defect, and you prove “nonconformities” exist, then you may be eligible for a buyback or replacement.
Does the California Lemon Law Apply to All Nissan Models?
The California Lemon Law applies to all new or used Nissan vehicle models that meet certain criteria that prove they are, indeed, a “lemon.”
First, the Nissan 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 Nissan defect affects the vehicle’s proper use, value, or safety, and can potentially cause injury or death
- There is any issue with your Nissan that has not been fixed after three or more 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.
Your used Nissan must be under one of the following types of warranties:
- Transferred New Car Warranty
- Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty
- Lemon Law Buyback Warranty
If your Nissan 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 Nissan lemon vehicle buybacks or replacements.
How Long Do I Have to File a Nissan Lemon Law Claim in California?
California’s Lemon Law has a four-year statute of limitations to pursue Nissan for your defective vehicle replacement or buyback.
However, the sooner you pursue a Nissan 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 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 Nissan lemon lawyers take your qualifying case, you do not pay any attorney fees out of pocket. Our legal fees are paid directly by Nissan 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 Nissan 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 Nissan lemon behind you.
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 Nissan 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 Nissan defect or recall. You may be eligible for a lemon law buyback or replacement.