PROTECTING THE CONSUMER

LEMON LAW – Motorcycles, RV’s, Motorhomes, Trailers, 5th Wheels, Toy Haulers, Boats

In the previous section (Auto/Trucks), we discussed automobiles and personal use trucks under the California Lemon Law. It is these exact vehicles that the lemon law was designed for.

Because of this, the laws specific to automobiles and personal use trucks are fairly easily understood, and these types of cases are often times governed by a separate set of rules specific for those types of vehicles. On the other hand, the lemon law is quite broad, and protects consumers for any consumer good with the exception of food and clothing. So in other words, motorcycles, RVs, motor homes, trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, boats, and even your washing machine and computer, are protected by the California Lemon Law.

But handling these types of cases, compared to automobiles, becomes more challenging since you are not dealing with manufacturers of products that are very familiar with the California Lemon Law rules, and seem to be more reluctant to resolve cases. Therefore, as a general rule these cases take longer to complete, and often are more costly to pursue against manufacturers of these products. Furthermore, the rules governing these consumer products are more vague and don’t follow the same specific type of rules governed for automobiles. As such, we sometimes require the owners of these products to have more repairs, or more significant repairs for these products, which will make the case stronger in the event the case requires litigation. Nevertheless, we have successfully handled many of these types of lemon law cases, and do not shy away from a strong case involving these types of products.

If you have one of these defective consumer goods, don’t take the matter into your own hands. Call 661-222-9929 for an immediate free consultation or complete our contact form.