A defect that affects a motor vehicle’s safety is a serious problem. Also, any vehicle that needs to be repaired multiple times for the same problem or has been out of commission for 30 days or more due to unsuccessful defect repair attempts may be a lemon.
Manufacturers of motor vehicles are responsible for designing safe and reliable vehicles. However, in some instances, a consumer may purchase a vehicle with a defect cannot be fixed that negatively affects the vehicle’s use, value, or safety. A few examples of defects that are safety-related include:
- Electrical problems that cause fires or unexpected loss of lighting.
- Fuel system components that cause leaks or weakness in the event of a crash.
- Steering components that break without warning, causing loss of vehicle control.
If your vehicle has been in the shop multiple times for the same problem without a successful outcome, you may have a lemon. Howard D. Silver is a California lemon law attorney who can help you understand your rights and options under the state lemon law, including the return of your vehicle or your money back. To learn more about how Mr. Silver can help you, call (855) 341-2611.