Under the California Lemon Law, if you are experiencing repeated problems with your car, truck, or SUV, you may qualify to have your automobile bought back by the manufacturer. You must, however, allow an approved repair facility a reasonable number of repair attempts before you qualify. This includes four repair attempts for the same or similar problems, or two attempts if the defect is safety related and likely to cause serious injury.
When the Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C. were approached by a 2010 Audi A4 owner who had allowed the dealer ten (10) opportunities to repair problems, it was evident the vehicle was a good candidate for lemon law protection.
Upon reviewing the car’s repair history, we found that the A4 was purchased as a certified pre-owned vehicle in December 2012. Problems included a defective engine that excessively consumed oil, a check engine warning light that would remain on, and a transmission that would hesitate and was often difficult to shift. The owner tried to get the defects repaired since the beginning of January 2013 before he decided to retain our services in his demand to have it repurchased.
Within a few short weeks of filing a buyback demand, we were able to negotiate a repurchase of the defective vehicle and recover his down payment, monthly payments, and registration; less the mileage deduction as allowed under California’s Lemon Law. Audi also paid the purchase balance in full and all attorney fees.
Needless to say our client was thrilled to be rid of his defective 2010 Audi A4 and get his money back.
If you have experienced repeated repair attempts on your automobile and the problems is still not fixed, you could be driving a lemon. For a free California Lemon Law consultation, call the Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C. at 1-888-ExLEMON (1-888-395-3666) or fill in our case review form at the top of this page.