California Lemon Law Exceptions and Military Service Members
The Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, otherwise known as the California Lemon Laws, apply to military service members, and allows an exception for military personnel. Generally, the lemon laws apply to consumers who bought cars in California. Military service members have an exception to the lemon laws. The military service members can be covered under the California Lemon Laws even if they bought their car or truck outside of the State of California. The requirement is that the U.S. military member needs to be:
- A resident of California or was stationed in California when the car was purchased out of state.
- A resident of California or stationed in California when the lemon law claim was filed.
Military personnel who are full-time active-duty members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Coast Guard, Space Force or were enrolled in active military serve at a designated military service academy or school, are also covered under the lemon laws in California.
Military Lemon Law Claims Can Be Complicated, You Need an Attorney
We understand that the military lemon law exceptions can be complicated. It will help you to have an attorney from our legal team on your side, to help you with the lemon laws and how they will apply in your case. In general, the lemon laws will cover your new vehicle against any safety defective parts, malfunctions or serious flaws under the provisions of the lemon laws.
The car needs to be submitted to the car dealership auto repair shop to get it fixed, and the shop has a reasonable time to fix it. That being said, what determines as “reasonable” can get into specific situations, and therefore that is where we come in to help you. If you have any questions regarding your defective car, safety issues related to the defect and the car dealership’s auto repair shop being unable to repair your car, then you should call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 right now.
Limitations of 18 Months or 18,000 Miles Apply to Lemon Vehicles in California
There are some limitations that may apply to your lemon car in California. If you have had your car for 18 months or driven it for 18,000 miles, that may be a limit imposed on your recovery for damages owning a lemon car. But be advised too that you may be over the limit of the months and miles, because of extenuating circumstances, and you may still be able to make a claim in those situations as an Armed Services Personnel member.
Statute of Limitations in California for Lemon Vehicles
The statute of limitations in California for lemon vehicles is a four-year deadline, whereby you need to file your lemon car claim within this amount of time. Your four-year deadline will start to run when you first realized that you have problems or a defect is identified with your lemon car.
The time limit is strictly enforced, and you will need to comply with it by filing your lemon car claim within four years. If the lemon car defect is not able to be repaired by the auto dealership repair shop after several efforts to fix it, then you are due to have a new car substituted with your lemon car. In this case, the auto manufacturer is going to be responsible for making sure that your lemon car is switched out for a new car with no defects. If you have us on your side, you will not have any issues discussing this scenario to get a new car. This is because we know how to talk to the big auto manufacturer companies, to get the best results for you on your lemon law claim.
30 Days Is the Maximum Time a Car Dealership Can Take to Repair a Lemon Car
If you have a lemon car and you take it to the car dealership for repairs, the auto shop at the car dealer needs to repair the car within a reasonable amount of time. This means that the auto shop needs to make the repairing of your lemon car a priority for sure, as they only have 30 days to make the repairs.
The reason that there is a requirement that the repairs be completed within the timeframe of 30 days, is that one month seems to be a reasonable amount of time for these types of repairs to be completed. The month requirement will allow for getting parts in, scheduling the car to be repaired and any other issues that will come up that will help the car to be repaired properly within this designated time schedule.
We Honor Our Military Service Members, and Thank You for Your Service!
We would like to extend an invitation for all of our military service members in our nation’s Armed Forces to call us any time, if you discover that you have a lemon car. We will listen to your needs, and work with you if you are:
- Going to be deployed soon
- Coming back from a deployment
- Going into retirement soon from active service status
- Enrolled in a service academy such as U.S. Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, West Point or related military preparatory school academies such as NAPS (Naval Academy Preparatory School), USMAPS (West Point Academy), The P School (Air Force Preparatory School)
We understand that you are bound to have questions regarding your lemon law claim, and that is why we are here. Just give us a call at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 today. We can discuss your lemon law claim with you, and give you the next steps to recovering a full compensation package related to your lemon car case.
Our law firm is able to work easily with our military personnel, on any issues that you may have related to the lemon law claim that you are experiencing right now. Our attorneys are experienced at managing and winning lemon law cases, and we will work with your schedule as an active-duty military personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. Just give us a call today at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537.
What Car Manufacturers Will Guardian Lemon Law Group Handle for Military Personnel?
We handle all types of lemon car claims from every car manufacturer, for military personnel. We can close out your lemon law claim, and ensure that you get the recovery compensation that you deserve in this type of case. just give us a call at Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 today.It is possible to get the full recovery settlement package that you deserve, when you bought a lemon car from an auto manufacturer.
Common Defects of Lemon Cars for Military Personnel
There are many defects that seem to be common for most lemon cars. These defects are serious in nature, and can affect the drivability of your vehicle. Generally speaking, serious defects for a lemon car include issues and problems with:
- Improper fluid levels and seepage
- Engine failures
- Gear failures
- Transmission flaws
- Steering system issues
- Differential problems
- Suspension issues
- Loose mountings
- Loose welding
- Electrical system problems
- Tire tread damage and issues
- Cooling system leakage and issues
- Water pump not functioning properly
If you have had these types of problems with your lemon car, or other issues with your vehicle as military personnel, you can feel free to call us today at Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537. We are here to help and support you, and we are ready to get you the money that you deserve for your lemon car case.
Recent Victories for Consumers with Lemon Law Claims
Whenever there is a lemon car discovered by a consumer, it is a sad day. No one expects a car to be a lemon car, especially when it is a brand-new vehicle. These days the consumers are able to get the reimbursement money that they deserve, for their lemon car claims as presented to the car manufacturers. Such is the case with the defect of cars that catch on fire, as seen with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or PHEV. When these cars catch on fire, it is a serious hazard the driver. The Chrysler Pacifica can catch on fire even when the car is turned off and not running.
Consumers who have bought a Chrysler Pacifica and experienced thermal runaway on the vehicle, are now able to join a class action on this issue, or to bring a lawsuit based on the merits of the claim. If you have any issue with any lemon car, you can call us today at Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537.
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We offer a zero-fee guarantee, when you call us at Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537. You will be automatically eligible for this offer, but nothing will happen until you give us a call right now. We are here for you, and always on your side. Just give us a call today, to be connected with our legal team of knowledgeable lemon law attorneys right away.
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You can call us today at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537. We will review your case with a free case evaluation, and discover your claim to get the full recovery you deserve in this case. We can outline your steps to a lawsuit, and give you ultimate access to a lawyer with experience in military personnel with lemon law claims. Just call us today at Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537.