Free California Lemon Law Case Review - Call Now 1-888-395-3666
California Lemon Law

1-888-395-3666

Top 10 Lemon Law Myths

Top 10 Lemon Law Myths


The Lemon Law only applies to new cars.

Myth: The Lemon Law also applies to used cars.

As long as the car is registered in California, the Lemon Law applies.

Myth: For the California Lemon Law to apply, the car must be purchased in California. (There is a military exception to this.)

All you need is three repairs and you win!

Myth: As a guideline, we look whether or not the vehicle has had four repair attempts for the same problem. If it's a major safety issue (which is rare), we can sometimes get by with just two repairs. Or, if the vehicle has been out of service for 30 days (non-consecutive is fine), that can work too.

The dealership won't give me a loaner and I'm entitled to one!

Myth: A dealership has no obligation to provide you with a loaner unless you've contracted for it.

My car has been repaired 10 times under my extended warranty. I win!

Myth: The repairs to the vehicle must be performed under the original manufacturer's warranty. Repairs under an extended warranty won't help you much.

My car qualified! I get all my money back!

Myth: Even if a car qualifies, the manufacturer is entitled to offsets such as mileage, aftermarket items, GAP insurance, and several other deductions.

I bought a Certified Pre-Owned car so I get lemon law protection!

Partially True: A CPO car typically extends the original manufacturer's warranty and if the repairs happen under that extension, it may qualify.

I bought my car from my Uncle Bob with only 5,000 miles. It's brand new but has major problems repaired by the manufacturer. I win!

Myth: When you buy a vehicle from a private party you have basically forfeited your right to bring a Lemon Law case regardless of how many repairs have been made.

I leased my car so I still have Lemon Law protection.

True: It doesn't matter whether or not the vehicle is a purchase or a lease as long as it qualifies given the criteria above.

My visor mirror has been repaired four times. I win!

Myth: The problems with the vehicle must be considered a substantial impairment of the use, value, or safety of the vehicle.


For legal issues, get your advice from lawyers who specialize in the area of law you're asking about. While good intentioned, your FB friends may steer you in the wrong direction. Or, just call me to discuss your potential Lemon Law case. I've been a Lemon Law lawyer for about 30 years and know a thing or two.

Get Lemon Law Legal Help

If you qualify for legal protection under the California Lemon Law, Attorney Barry Edzant will demand the manufacturer buy back your vehicle.

End Your Frustration, all of the attorney fees are paid for by the manufacturer.

We will evaluate your case for free, tell you how much you may be entitled to get back.

Fill out our form OR Call 1-888-395-3666

Why Choose The Law Office of Barry L. Edzant?

  • California Lemon Law specialist since 1989 (32 Years).
  • 1000's of Lemon Law cases successfully resolved.
  • The manufacturer will pay all of the attorney fees.

Every client's case represented by our Law firm is personally negotiated by me, with the assistance of my hand picked, highly experienced, staff.  Unlike out-of-state lemon law firms, and unlike unresponsive lemon law mills, we reside in California and always strive to be available to answer your questions and keep you informed as your case progresses.

Our mission statement is to offer the best legal representation possible for all California consumers. You are entitled to no less!

If you are one of the many individuals frustrated and overwhelmed by your car dealership or manufacturer, I urge you to call me at 1-888-395-3666 to discuss your potential Lemon Law case.

Contact our Law Office for a FREE case review and get rid of your lemon at no cost to you. Fill out the form above OR call us now at 1-888-395-3666