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New Car Keeps Breaking Down Under Warranty? We Can Help.

Thousands of consumers per year encounter a strange problem. Their auto dealership can’t fix their car even though the car is still under warranty, or their warranty repair is taking too long. In some cases, you may experience problems with a car that is outside the warranty.

A book about the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act

Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act | Tanner Consumer Protection Act

Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and the Tanner Consumer Protection Act are a group of California civil code sections commonly known as and referred to as the California lemon law. These are famous for requiring consumer good manufacturers and distributors to either repurchase or replace a product if they fail to repair it according to their warranty.

Man doing a Lemon law buyback calculation

California Lemon Law Buyback Calculation

This formula is used to deduct a so-called usage fee from the total number of payments made by the consumer. The California lemon law buyback calculation is based on the mileage of the vehicle before it was taken in to the dealer for the first time for the problem for which it was ultimately repurchased.

California Lemon Law. How it works.

California Lemon Law – A Comprehensive Guide

The essence of lemon law is contained in Civil Code § 1793.2(d). It states that if the manufacturer or the dealer does not repair the vehicle according to their warranties after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall either replace the vehicle or reimburse the buyer in an amount equal to the purchase price paid by the buyer.