Volkswagen Lemon Law Attorneys in California
Although the popular German automaker has a reputation for its high-quality vehicles, Volkswagen doesn’t always meet their own high standards. We’ve represented many clients with defective Jettas, Golfs, GTIs, Polos, Passats, Beetles, Atlases, Tiguans, and other models. If you think you’ve leased or purchased a Volkswagen lemon, we can help.
Does my Volkswagen Defect Qualify as a Lemon in California?
Volkswagen models of all types have been deemed lemons throughout California across the last several years. More recently vehicle owners have been affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal (including Audi A3, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Beetle models).
The reality is, vehicle defects can occur to any new or used car or SUV, suddenly turning any Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen recall list to see if any items specifically apply to your vehicle.
- Transmission defects
- Anti-lock braking systems
- Engine failure
- Steering column issues
- Malfunctioning dashboard lights
- Oil or water leaks
- Malfunctioning headlights
- Door or trunk failures
- ABS issues
- Airbag failures
- Fuel tank leaks
- 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 Volkswagen lemon law attorneys represent you will help you receive the maximum recovery. Reach out to us today if you think you’re affected by the Volkswagen emissions recall, or any other VW recall. You may be eligible for a Volkswagen lemon law buyback.
Does the California Lemon Law Apply to All Volkswagen Models?
The California Lemon Law applies to all new or used Volkswagen vehicles that meet certain criteria that prove they are, indeed, a “lemon.”
First, the Volkwagen 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen lemon vehicle buybacks or replacements.
What do I need to know if I have purchased a defective Volkswagen?
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 Volkswagen is a Lemon in California?
Whether the Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen.
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 California lemon law attorneys to gain access to the legal resources you need to pursue Volkswagen for a replacement vehicle or buyback option that fits your unique needs. 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.
We can help you hold the manufacturer liable for your full recovery.
How Long Do I Have to File a Volkswagen Lemon Law Claim in California?
California’s Lemon Law has a four-year statute of limitations to pursue Volkswagen for your defective vehicle replacement or buyback.
However, the sooner you pursue a Volkswagen 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 automanufacturers 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen lemon lawyers take your qualifying case, you do not pay any attorney fees out of pocket. Our legal fees are paid directly by Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen lemon behind you.