The California Lemon Law requires a vehicle manufacturer that is unable to repair a vehicle to conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty after a reasonable number of repair attempts to replace or repurchase the vehicle. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and, in part, titled the
Tanner Consumer Protection Act. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at
California Civil Code § 1793.2 et seq.
If you believe your vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” due to the number of warranty repair attempts at your dealer, we invite you to call us at 1-800-225-3666 to discuss your vehicle issues. We pursue automobile manufacturers on 2013-2020 vehicles purchased or leased from automobile dealerships in California. Our services are 100% free to the consumer.
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I had purchased a 2013 Ford Focus that turned out to have a flawed transmission system that required the clutch to be replaced every 1-2 years. The problem was well known and resulted in a class action lawsuit against Ford. For years I received mailings from Lemon Law attorneys about the car and threw them away as I hated dealing with attorneys and lawsuits from previous experiences. In 2018 I took the car in for the 4th clutch replacement. The Ford dealership wouldn't do the repair as they said I needed a new battery as they needed proper voltage to do diagnostics. It was readily apparent what the problem was as the clutch went out on these regularly and a simple test drive would have made the problem obvious, but they wouldn't do it. I was going to replace the battery, but became ill and was not able to get the car in until October of 2019, only to discover it was one week out of the extended warranty period (7 years, 100,000 miles). They suggested I call Ford to see if they would cover the $2,600 clutch replacement. Ford, of course, said no. After the call I just happen to see an old flyer from the Law Offices of William McGee that had been sitting around for who knows how long. I decided to give them a call as Ford was not willing to help at all. I spoke with a lady named Laura who was incredibly helpful and friendly. She in turn had me working with Kevin Alexander. Kevin walked my wife and I through every step telling us what paperwork we needed, what condition the car had to be in, negotiating the buyback with Ford, calling the dealership to arrange the turn in, etc. And we ended up getting far more back then I expected, about 90% of what we paid. I wouldn't have believed how effortless and painless this entire process was going to be. I cannot express how much I appreciate what Kevin did for us and how easy he made it for us.
Gary L. 1/07/2020
2016 Tesla Model X. piece of junk went in for one repair after another, and multiple attorneys kept telling me I didn't have a case. until I found Mr. McGee on yelp. He reviewed my case and set fair expectations for me. Once I submitted the required documents, he took care of the rest, and got Tesla to buy back the car for almost the full purchase price. Just received the check from his office, and officially closed the books on this nightmare journey with Tesla. Thank you everyone at the office, including Laura for answering emails and calls promptly. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR. MCGEE. seriously dont bother wasting your time with anyone else.
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