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FAQ --  California Lemon Law 

I live in another state. Can you still help me?

Yes, it depends. Please send all repair orders to my office and we will do our best to assist you!

Are there any costs to the Lemon Law?

The Lemon Law does not cost the consumer a penny, including attorney fees. The Lemon Law is a very good law that only provides consumer protection and compensation.

So how much cash compensation can you expect?

It is depending on the type of car and the severity of the disability, compensation can range from $1,000 to several million dollars!

How does the Lemon Law work?

Do you have a problem with your new, leased or used car?

Slow acceleration, strange noises, car vibration, sudden shaking, trouble starting, stalling, jerking, check engine light or other warning lights going off, infotainment center screen not working sometimes, rearview camera or anything in your car sometimes not working?

Any car that had a problem big or small that had to go to the dealer to be inspected and repaired can get paid!!
You can get cash and keep your car, or return it and get your money back!

How do I start a Lemon Law request?

Please email the following to

1. Lease or purchase agreement received from the dealer;

2. All pages of the repair order form received from the dealer each time the vehicle is picked up for repair;

3. Current DMV registration and

4. Copy of driver's license.

Once we receive your documents, we will call you to discuss your case and your options.

Can I get compensation for my car problem even if it is a minor problem?

Yes! We will review all repair orders and let you know what type of compensation you may receive.

I like the car company, but if I get a lemon, can I buy a car from the same car company later?

Of course you can purchase it again. Car manufacturers want to keep your business, so they'll either offer you cash (so you keep the car) or a car refund to compensate for the problems you've had.

Will my credit be in trouble if I report a lemon?

It has no effect at all.

So, does this affect the warranty on the vehicle?

It has absolutely no effect. If you take the cash and keep the car, nothing will change. You simply receive cash as a settlement for your problem and cancel all claims against the automaker. Warranty remains the same.

That sounds really good, but is there another ulterior motive?

There is no other ulterior motive. California has the best consumer laws in the world! California wants to protect consumers and hold giant automakers liable for any damage that cannot be fixed after reasonable efforts at dealer service centers.

So under the Lemon Law, does the car company provide all costs and even compensation?

Yes, that's right. You don't pay any money at all. No consultation fees or attorney fees!

If I return my car for a refund, what is included in my refund?

All monthly payments, all down payments, DMV registration fees, and incidental and consequential expenses such as towing or car rental paid directly due to vehicle problems will be deducted from the mileage you had when you first experienced problems with your vehicle. Recurring car problems (mileage offset).

What happens if I only want cash compensation and keep driving the car??

Yes! Of course you can. Cash payments vary greatly depending on the breakdown you experience and how often you take your vehicle to the dealer service center for repairs. Once we receive your documents we will discuss your cash and discuss options with you at length.

Can I get compensation even if the dealer fixes my car?

yes. Even if the dealer fixed your vehicle, you are still entitled to compensation, no matter how big or small the problem is! Send us your repair order so we can see if you may be eligible for compensation!

How long does this whole process take?

Sometimes it can take a month, but every case is different and it can take on average 2 to 6 months to get the cash and keep the car or get your refund. If civil penalties are available, it may take longer.

How to get up to 3 times the price of your car?

This is called a civil penalty. Civil penalties are damages in addition to the buyer's actual, incidental and consequential damages. Civil penalties were created to punish manufacturers or distributors for violating California's lemon law, the Song-Beverly Warranty Act, to protect automobile buyers.

Automobile buyers may be able to recover civil penalties if they can prove that the manufacturer willfully failed to comply with its obligations under California's Lemon Law. First and foremost, you can prove this by showing that you have been to the dealer service center multiple times to have your car repaired, but the service center has been unable to resolve the recurring problem.

Get started now and get rewarded. There are only benefits without any risks.

Please contact attorney Misoo Choi immediately, who specializes in lemon law.


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