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Lemon law invoked for water in cab of pickup

The purchase of a new vehicle can be an exciting event, especially if a consumer has made satisfying purchases from the same auto manufacturer in the past. Trading in an older, faithful vehicle for an upgraded model is often a leap of faith, but many California vehicle owners do so to avoid the cost and bother of repairs that often begin to arise as cars or trucks age. One man in another state made such a trade and regretted his decision within 10 days of his purchase. Subsequently, he had to invoke his state's lemon law.

Lemon law and recalls are evidence of poor quality

California consumers may have noticed the increasing number of automotive recalls in recent years. These recalls for serious and dangerous car defects have not been limited to one geographic area, one manufacturer or one type of defect. Some attribute these widespread issues to an overall lack of attention to quality in car manufacturing which is bringing more people back to dealers for repairs covered under the lemon law or recommended through recalls.

Car dealers balk at lemon law repairs

California car owners may quickly reach their frustration levels when repeated repairs bring them back to the dealer. What adds to their frustration is often the seeming indifference of the dealer. In fact, the more frequently a car owner returns to the dealer for repairs, the less enthusiastic the dealer may be about trying to find the source of the problem. The reason for this may be found in the wording of the Lemon Law.

Lemon law protects new car owners

Car owners typically trust that the purchase of a new car means the end of troubles they may have had with an old car. A new car comes with a high price tag, and someone making monthly payments is not likely to want to deal with regular repair bills. Unfortunately, consumers who purchase defective vehicles often do end up returning to the dealer for frequent repairs. While California's lemon law protect people in these circumstances, one woman is still fighting for her rights.

Protected by lemon law, consumers can be proactive

Purchasing a car is rarely the exciting party that TV commercials make it seem. In fact, many may procrastinate making the decision to trade in or buy because it typically means taking on a loan for something that quickly loses value. What can be even more frustrating is paying the money for a car only to find out it has a defect that costs more and more money when the owner makes repeated visits to the dealer for repairs. While consumers are protected by California's lemon law, it's always best to avoid buying a lemon in the first place.

How does the lemon law affect a car loan?

The purchase of a new car often means negotiations with dealers and lenders, adjustments to auto insurance policies, and seemingly endless papers to sign. Nevertheless, it may be worth it to drive home in a worry-free car. However, what happens when the owner of a new vehicle is forced to return to the dealer for multiple repairs? That owner may wonder how California lemon law will affect his or her car loan.

Lemon Law protects customers from irreparable defects

After making a major purchase like a new car, not many in California want to deal with the hassle of repairs. In fact, one reason why many consumers opt for new cars rather than used is because they want a reliable vehicle that will not cost them money to fix in addition to making car payments. Nevertheless, from time to time, a new car may bring frustration and inconvenience because it needs constant repairs. A vehicle like this may fall under California's Lemon Law.

VW sunroof issues may fall under lemon law

One of the benefits of living in California is the glorious sunshine year-round. Having a car with a sunroof is a must for many car owners who want to enjoy that sunshine, even when they are driving. However, some are taking advantage of the state's lemon law to seek redress for a defect in their sunroofs that has the potential to cause injuries and accidents.

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