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How long does the lemon law claim process usually take?

Have you recently bought or leased a vehicle that seems to be defective? You might have wondered if your vehicle qualifies for a lemon law claim, what defects count, how to prepare and finally, how long the process will take.

There is no easy answer to the question “How long does the lemon law claim process take?” The truth is, it depends on the situation.

How long the lemon law claim process takes depends on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the case, the auto manufacturer’s responses to your complaints and the steps that lemon law attorneys take to best represent your interests throughout the lemon law process.

The process first starts by determining if the vehicle problem is fixable. If your vehicle problem impairs your vehicle’s use, value or safety, it’s time to get warrantied repairs from your auto manufacturer. The auto manufacturer has to be given a reasonable number of chances to fix the vehicle before you can assume that your vehicle is a lemon.

The next step is to gather your repair orders or work orders, your ownership or lease documents, and any receipts for expenses incurred as a result of your vehicle problems. If you have any written communication with your auto manufacturer, save copies of those communications.

Finally, consult a lemon law attorney regarding your vehicle problems. Initial consultations are free and can take as little as 15 minutes. After the initial consultation, you may be asked to submit your repair orders for review. This review of your repair orders helps determine the viability of your lemon law claim.

Consult a Lemon Law Attorney

Both the time of the lemon law process and the outcome of a lemon law claim can vary from case to case. However, nothing helps more than having an experienced lemon law attorney to handle the complicated parts of the process for you. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and ensure that your lemon law rights are protected. It starts with an initial consultation. Call for a free consultation at 877-217-7676.

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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