Law... More FAQ's (frequently asked
haven’t I heard more about the
California Lemon Law?
not drenched in media attention, the
California Lemon Law is one of the most
friendly” consumer protection
laws in the nation. It is for this reason
that you should take
advantage of it. The
Law Offices of William R. McGee can
defend your rights and bring a swift and
fair resolution to your lemon ownership
am I entitled to under the California
you financed or leased your vehicle, you
are entitled to get back your down payment
(or lease inception fee), government fees,
trade-in equity, license fees and all the
monthly payments you have made up to the
date of settlement. You may also be
entitled to towing reimbursement, as well
as rental car expenses you personally paid
during your warranty repair visits.
The manufacturer pays off the existing
loan (or lease), you turn the
vehicle back in to the car dealership, and
you get your Lemon Law refund check.
This is known as a vehicle repurchase.
In certain circumstances you may also
elect to take a replacement vehicle in
lieu of a repurchase. This is known
as an exchange of
collateral. Your loan
remains the same, and you simply
“swap” your present vehicle for a new
one with the same equipment. Leased
vehicles are treated in the same way.
any Lemon Law action, the manufacturer is
entitled to an offset
for mileage based on the odometer reading
at the first time
you had your vehicle repaired for a
recurring problem. There is a
specific formula for calculating this
offset, which your Lemon Law attorney will
discuss with you.
long can this process take?
can usually reach a settlement with the
manufacturer within 30-90 days by
retaining our firm. A very large number of
cases are settled in as little as 30 days!
You will not damage or compromise your
credit by taking advantage of the Lemon
you can see, after you retain our firm it
can be a very
quick process. And we keep you
updated on your cases progress. You no
longer need to be involved with car
dealers or auto manufacturers and suffer
the frustration and anxiety of dealing
with these problems.