If you bought or leased a lemon vehicle and want a lemon law buyback, you might have asked “How long does a lemon law buyback take?” The answer is: it depends. Much like the entire lemon law process, the time it takes to get a lemon law buyback depends on the circumstances of your case.
Once you win a lemon law claim (as in, your vehicle is determined to be a lemon vehicle), you may be eligible for cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. If you opt for a lemon law buyback, the next step is to determine how much you will get as part of your lemon law refund.
The amount you get back as part of your refund depends on a number of factors, such as the total amount paid or payable to your vehicle, and the mileage at which the defect first appeared. How long the lemon law buyback process takes can somewhat depend on how the auto manufacturer might try to reduce the amount of money they owe you as part of the final buyback.
Commonly, auto manufacturers might try to reduce their financial responsibility toward you by claiming that the first defect-related repair took place at a later date than it actually did. Doing this would increase the mileage offset, an amount deducted from your final buyback amount.
On top of that, the auto manufacturer is also on the hook for your attorney fees and costs, as well as other expenses you incurred as a result of the defective vehicle.
The first step to pursuing a lemon law buyback is to get a consultation with an experienced lemon law attorney. You can ask any questions you have about your legal options and the lemon law. In turn, you may be advised to gather the necessary documentation for another level of review, and finally, a potential lemon law claim.
Want to know more about the lemon law buyback process?
We offer free consultations to any California resident who suspects that their vehicle is a lemon. During the consultation, you may ask any questions you have about your lemon law rights. You may be asked about your vehicle problems and repair history. At the end of the consultation, you may be asked to submit repair orders for review, after which you will receive a follow-up regarding the viability of your potential lemon law claim.
To get started, call us at our 24/7 phone number: 877-222-2222.
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: 2016–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 California Lemon Law Guide for more information.