Our client bought a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500.
He first took in in to an authorized dealership on May 10, 2017. The service 4 WD message came on and the vehicle seemed to be stuck in first gear. It was at the dealership for 3 days and they found a code and replaced the front Diff DTCM module.
His next visit was on June 15th because the vehicle had a hard time starting. There was also a tapping noise coming from the front end of the vehicle and his Dodge Ram had a huge loss of power. The vehicle was in the shop for 86 days.
Our client had heard that there was a part of the lemon law that dealt with a vehicle being out of service in the hands of an authorized dealership for 30 days or more (the 30 days do not have to be consecutive or for the same problem) and called our office.
He spoke with Barry L. Edzant, a California Lemon Law Specialist, and had his questions answered. Barry requested he email some documents for review. The client signed a retainer agreement and a letter was sent to FCA, USA demanding that they buy back the vehicle.
FCA, USA decided to buy back the vehicle under the California Lemon Law and reimbursed our client for his down payment, all payments made, his registration and paid off the vehicle minus a usage fee that the manufacturer is entitled to under the law. They also paid the attorney fees. Our client was very happy with the result.
If you are having problems with your vehicle and have questions about the California Lemon Law please call our office at 888-395-3666.