San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

Focusing on San Diego Lemon Law and Auto Fraud

Each year too many San Diego consumers fall victim to unethical auto sales practices in which they purchase a vehicle that was not clearly represented or has altered sales documents. Others purchase vehicles do not properly function and the auto manufacturers delay or refuse to fix the problem. Many of these problems are not only inconvenient but dangerous as well.

Lemon Law Associates of California represents consumers who have San Diego consumer vehicle claims regarding lemon law and auto fraud. We provide our clients with aggressive representation that gets results. We also take the time to give each client the individual care he or she deserves. We will never treat you as a number when you choose us to represent your lemon law claims. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claims and are always accessible. We understand the hardships that occur when you have a defective vehicle. You purchased the vehicle in good faith that it would function properly. When it doesn’t and you can’t get it fixed, let us work for you to get the results you should.

We have extensive experience helping San Diego consumers get out of their lemon vehicles and back on the road in reliable transportation. Additionally, we have also helped consumers who have fallen prey to disreputable sales practices. This can range from not understanding the contract, having extra items or services added to the vehicle price without the customer’s knowledge, or not being told about damages to the vehicle such as flood or other damages.

How We Can Help You

As a San Diego consumer, you have certain rights if you purchase a vehicle that is not functioning properly. The manufacturer is obligated to correct the problem so you can get back on the road. They expect you to make the monthly payments, so fixing a problem that is their fault shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right?

Unfortunately, too many people have to go through the lengthy process of trying to get their vehicle fixed correctly or receiving adequate compensation.

Lemon Law Associates of California represents consumers who have lemon law claims for new as well as certain used vehicles purchased or leased in California. Specifically, under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (California’s lemon law), a vehicle is defined as having a gross weight of less than 10,000 pounds, or the chassis, chassis cab, and that portion of the motor home devoted to its propulsion. Motorcycles also qualify if they are registered as street legal.

Instead of trying to do it yourself, let our San Diego lemon lawyers work for you. We have extensive experience dealing with auto manufacturers and are known throughout the industry as relentless advocates for our clients. We can help make sure that you are treated fairly and that your claim is handled quickly and professionally.

We also represent clients who have other consumer goods that qualify as lemons. These goods include trailers (fifth wheel or hitch) and motorized boats.

The Lemon Law Applies Only to In-State Purchases

California lemon law only applies if your vehicle was purchased or leased in California.

If you purchased or leased a vehicle or consumer good outside of the state, contact a law firm licensed to practice in that state where the vehicle or consumer good was purchased. In San Diego, we have helped consumers with their lemon law claims. We have worked with all of the major auto manufacturers and are very well known for our tenacious representation of our clients.

We Have Won Landmark Victories


Lemon Law Associates just won a month-long jury trial in Northern California near the Sierra Foothills in Cameron Park, California. The case involved a used BMW X-6 with 46,000 miles at the time of purchase.

Our client purchased the car at CarMax with 46,000 miles on it, and had various engine problems until the expiration of the warranty at 50,000 miles. He gave the BMW authorized dealership numerous opportunities to repair it during the remaining warranty. BMW performed Band-Aid repairs and the warranty expired. The plaintiff had to pay for a new engine at great expense.

Lemon Law Associates and Ms. Susan Yeck were able to prove that BMW merely stalled fixing the engine until the warranty expired so the plaintiff had to pay for the repairs. Ms. Yeck was also able to prove that the engine was defective on purchase. This was similar to the Donlen v. Ford case that Lemon Law Associates won on appeal.

After a lengthy trial, the jury agreed that the engine was defective on purchase. Plaintiff was awarded a full repurchase including reimbursement for the engine replacement that BMW required our client to pay. Ms. Yeck was successful in proving breach of implied and express warranties.

Call Our San Diego Auto Fraud Attorneys

Our San Diego auto fraud attorneys can evaluate your claim to determine if you have been the victim of auto fraud. Like any other business, auto dealerships have certain laws and guidelines that must be followed. Unfortunately, some are willing to bend or break rules in order to make the sale, many times and financial risk to the customer. If you believe you have been taken advantage of, let our firm help.

If you are unsure whether you have a valid lemon law or auto fraud claim, call us today at 877-955-3666 or get in touch with one of our San Diego lemon law attorneys through our Contact Form. We will set up a free case evaluation and consultation and if your claim is valid, we can represent your interests and help you get the repair, refund, or replacement vehicle you deserve. We never charge our clients out of pocket expenses or fees. The consultation and case evaluation are free as well.

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California Lemon Law FAQs


Q. My car is out of warranty now. Can I
still have a lemon law claim?

Ans: Yes. If you can establish the defect or nonconformity occurred during the original manufacturer’s warranty period your claim may still be valid.