How Long Do You Have To File A Lemon Law Claim?

One of the most common questions I get is: “How long do you have for lemon law?”

The statute of limitations for lemon law cases is four years from when the action accrued. What that means is that once all the things that need to happen for you to have a lemon law case have happened, that’s when the four year timeframe starts. For most lemon law cases you’ll have four years from when you purchased the defective car or RV to file your case.

Keep in mind, the longer you wait the weaker your case gets. Continuing to drive your car or take your RV out for trips (despite being sick and tired of the constant repairs) will work against you because the manufacturer will argue the problems must not have been that bad if you waited four years to file a lawsuit and continued using the car or RV that entire time. Plus, why would you make yourself pay for a lemon when you could get your money back instead?

If you think there’s even the slightest chance your car or RV is a lemon, contact our Orange County lemon law attorney today. We can guide you through the process of proving your car or RV is a lemon, all at no cost to you! That’s right- if you have a valid lemon law case, the manufacturer is on the hook for your attorney’s fees and costs, not you! After all, it wouldn’t be fair for you to be stuck with a lemon and have to pay thousands of dollars for an attorney, right?

Has it been more than four years since you purchased your lemon? Our experienced Orange County lemon law attorney may still be able to help you if you’ve had multiple repair attempts during the original manufacturer’s warranty period. Set up your free consultation by calling (714) 804-5546 or toll free at (888) 959-3500.

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