Every few years, an automotive safety scandal results in millions of recalled vehicles and rounds of congressional hearings. Often new laws are passed so we all learn from our mistakes and try to prevent repeating them. Mistakes like not making sure consumers receive recall notices which could prevent death or life-changing injury, or just losing the use of a vehicle to get to work. Sadly, the mistake of failing to address the federal government’s disregard for the law is the one we keep repeating.
We all know car crashes do not care if your car has a Donald Trump or a Joe Biden bumper sticker, or whether you have tested negative for the coronavirus. Now we also know the U.S. Department of Transportation does not seem to care about enacting laws designed to save lives and money. Recently, it was revealed that in March the DOT told Congress that it
When you purchase a vehicle, how sure are you that it will conform to the warranty norms, and perform well? You trust the manufacturer to deliver.
At times, they do not live up to their promises, and we land up with a defective vehicle. Even with repeated repairs, the vehicle simply does not perform up to the mark. Lemon laws are made to protect the consumers, and California has in place a very strong lemon law, known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.
How to Classify a Vehicle as Lemon under California Lemon Law
If a vehicle, which is under warranty, goes for repair repeatedly, and if the dealer is unable to get it repaired properly, then it is considered to be a lemon vehicle. The number of times it is repaired can be more than once, and it depends on the gravity of the problem.
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