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What Is a Repair Attempt Under California Lemon Law?

Information From San Diego Lemon Law Attorneys

Repair Attempts Under the Law

Under California lemon law, the consumer only needs to present the vehicle for repairs to the manufacturer's authorized repair facility. Generally, this is the car dealership from whom you bought your vehicle or other dealerships that are authorized to sell this vehicle as new. What this means is that even if the dealer cannot duplicate the problem, it is a repair attempt. However, what the dealership says about the problem is a factor in determining whether you have a reasonable number of repair attempts. For instance, if the defect you are complaining about is an intermittent problem and the dealership says it cannot duplicate it, you should continue to take the vehicle in to the dealership and complain about it. You may want to do so five to six times, or until the dealership tells you it will not look at the vehicle anymore, because it cannot find the problem.

When your visit is completed, you are supposed to get a repair order that will list:

Protecting Yourself

If you have a vehicle that has a defect and that defect still exists despite the fact that you took the vehicle to the dealership for repairs, you may have a lemon under California lemon law. Contact the San Diego lemon law lawyers at Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, LLP today for a free consultation.