Pitfalls of do-it-yourself lemon law in California – owner beware!

Pitfalls of do-it-yourself lemon law in California: This is where many consumers get themselves into trouble – unknowingly. If a consumer wants to pursue his/her California lemon law rights by attempting to “settle” their “case” themselves, they can expose themselves to a “settlement” that is substantially less monetarily than is afforded by the California lemon law statute. Why? If a consumer attempts to deal directly with the automobile manufacturer seeking a “buyback” of their vehicle, the automobile manufacturer has no “rule book” on lemon law to follow, but rather, can simply make any offer that they think the consumer may think is “reasonable”, or that they simply will accept. Worse yet, many vehicles have substantial safety and drivability issues that make them a unsafe lemon. Even if the automobile manufacturer was to offer a lemon law “buyback”, that does not necessarily mean the vehicle is being repurchased as a California Lemon Law buyback wherein the vehicles title is branded “lemon law buyback”. Rather, the vehicle is simply repurchased as a “goodwill” buyback, with the consumer signing a settlement document that releases the manufacturer from all “California lemon law buyback” responsibility, allowing these defective vehicles to be resold to unsuspecting consumer(s) without any “lemon law buyback” disclosure!

Having our law firm handle your lemon law case assures you that when vehicles are repurchased, they are repurchased pursuant to our California lemon law, not by a “goodwill” offer. You can eliminate all this time, hassle, downside and pitfalls by having California’s largest lemon law firm handle all this for you by simply calling us at 1-800-225-3666.

“Typical Car Dealer”: This age-old expression often rings true when it comes to the California lemon law. Car dealers are there to do one thing – and one thing only – make money. They have nothing to do with repurchasing your vehicle under the California lemon law. The automobile manufacturer is the party responsible for repurchasing vehicles under the California lemon law. Our firm has worked with the automobile manufacturers for over 31 years – so you don’t have to. We also eliminate you having to deal in any way with your car dealership.

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