Do I Continue to Pay My Lease When It’s a Lemon?

Should I Still Pay My Lease Note If I Am Driving a Lemon Car?

Yes, you definitely want to continue to pay your car note on a leased vehicle, even if you have a lemon car. Lemon vehicles are cars that have a manufacturer’s defect, and it may be a nuisance to have a lemon car, but it still needs to be paid for according to the terms of the lease contract.

Why Am I Leasing a Lemon Car?

When you bought your new car and decided to finance it with a lease agreement, you most likely did not know that the car was a lemon. You will need to give the car dealership shop an opportunity to try to fix the lemon defects on the vehicle. If the car cannot be fixed, and the defective issues persist, then you may be in a position to bring a lawsuit on the merits of your lemon car claim.

In the meantime, your lease agreement is with a financial institution or a bank, which is separate from the issue of the car being a lemon vehicle. By the same token, your bank or financial institution may not know or typically care that your car is a lemon per se, as they just want to receive your paid invoice each month for the vehicle. It is not that the bank or financial institution don’t care really, it is more of an issue that you need to keep up your end of the contractual promise to pay for the vehicle.

If Your Lemon Car Is Later Bought Back by the Car Manufacturer, the Bank’s Position in Regard to You Stays the Same

The bank or financial institution where you pay your lease note cares about the collateral of the car that you are paying for to them. Whether it is a lemon, an average car with no issues, a show car, or any other type of highly prized vehicle – it is the same to them, as long as you are paying on your car note. If you do not pay your car note, then you are in the wrong, because you are going against the contract to pay for the car that you are driving. Said another way, you need to pay for the vehicle, until it is not your vehicle any longer.

If the car manufacturer buys back your vehicle in a lemon car settlement, you will have some paperwork to fill out with the bank or financial institution where you pay your lease contract, with your car insurance company and with your city or town where you have registered your vehicle. You may also need to advise your workplace of your switched out vehicle status, or any other interested parties that you have a new car that was switched in the place of your lemon vehicle.

Help, I Want to Abandon My Leased Lemon Car, What Do I Do Now?”

We certainly understand your frustration having to deal with a leased lemon vehicle, but you are not going to want to really abandon your lemon car. This vehicle is still in your name, and you have an obligation to pay for it as long as it is in your possession and custody. Instead, why don’t you give us a call at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.85378, and we can review your case for you to help you get the recovery compensation that you need on this type of claim? We have experienced attorneys who understand the lemon laws as they relate to leased lemon vehicles, and we can help you to get a good result and full settlement package for your lemon car claim.

All in all, there are some legalities to this total process, and you would not want to try to go it alone on this one. Your friends and family won’t be doing you any favors to give you advice on what to do in this type of claim, leasing a lemon vehicle. In this respect, you will want to call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.85378 right away, as soon as you realize that you have a lemon vehicle on your hands.

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Any Manufacturer Can Produce a Lemon Car

It is true that any manufacturer can produce a lemon car off of their assembly lines. It is difficult to understand, but sometimes even a design defect slips away from the knowledge of even a well-known car manufacturer. When this happens, you can call us at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537 to get the help you need in a lemon car claim.

Common Defects of Lemon Vehicles

A lemon vehicle can have any number of defects related to the drivability of that vehicle. Some common defects related to lemon cars can include issues with:

  • Software and technical issues with the infotainment system
  • Brake system problem
  • Steering system issues
  • Joining and assembling problems
  • Welding problems
  • Metal joint failures
  • Missing or wrong bolts
  • Transmission and interlock switch issues
  • Casting defects
  • Incorrect machining
  • Heat treatment issues
  • Malfunctioning station robots in the assembly plant
  • Human installer problems
  • Improperly trained plant workers
  • Improper jig and tools used to build the vehicle

In the event you have experienced any problems with your lemon vehicle, and safety issues are at the forefront of these issues, you will want to call us immediately at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537. Our legal team can walk you through the issues that you are experiencing with your lemon car, and we will do it for no money out of your pocket. Just call us today at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537 right now.

Recent Victories for Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners with Lemon Cars

There is a trial coming up for litigation of consumer complaints related to Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee defective ZF shifters. The shifter is an eight-speed shifter that is related to the gears on these vehicles. Apparently, Fiat Chrysler knew about the defective shifter and did not warn the public about it, creating a risk of harm, accidents or damage to the people who bought or leased these new cars. The result of the shifter being defective is that the cars would be in park, and start to roll away on their own. This had resulted in several hundred crashes; dozens of people were injured and at least one person was killed as a result of a rollaway vehicle with a defective gear shifter.

There were over 1 million cars that were recalled, but the defect was not remedied by the Fiat Chrysler auto manufacturer. This case is an example of the consumers and administrative agencies holding the auto manufacturer responsible for lacking testing and quality standards, in relation to their major safety components on their manufactured vehicles. Car dealerships who did try to repair this gear shifter issue, noted that it took more than one time to fix the gear shifter to make it fully functioning and safe again. Consumers will need to continue to tell auto manufacturers when they will not stand for shoddy materials and components on vehicles that they buy and lease, as well as the resulting poorly made cars distributed by the auto manufacturers.

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Contact Us / Free Case Evaluation

You can feel free calling us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.85378 for a free case evaluation related to a lawsuit for your lemon car on a lease. Your lease agreement needs to be reviewed by our legal team as well, and we can do that for you at no cost. Call us now for a consultation with a lawyer with experience in California lemon laws right now, at Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.85378.

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