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Can I file a Lemon Law claim if I’ve already received compensation from the manufacturer?

If you have had issues with your vehicle and reported them to your auto manufacturer, your manufacturer might have given you some form of compensation. However, you might ask “Am I still able to file a lemon law claim?” The answer is: it depends on the circumstances.

In general, if you already received compensation from the auto manufacturer, your ability to file a lemon law claim for that same vehicle and the same issues may be limited. We recommend having a proper consultation with a lemon law attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.

However, you may be offered compensation in the process of arbitration and decide that you would rather file a California lemon law claim. If you receive an unfavorable outcome in arbitration, or if you agree to a decision but the auto manufacturer will not comply, you may pursue a California lemon law claim. Learn more about arbitration and the lemon law.

To learn more about forms of compensation under the lemon law, read our blog posts:

Keep in mind that every lemon law case is unique. If you are unsure how your lemon law rights apply in your situation, consult with a lemon law attorney. You pay nothing out of pocket for your initial consultation.

Consult a Lemon Law Attorney

Do you still have questions about your lemon law rights? All consultations are free. Call us at (877) 222-2222 to discuss your situation.

Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our guides on the California Lemon Law and Used Car Lemon Law for more information.

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