California

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Lemon Law Text

State Advice on Lemon Law Use

CAS Letter to Attorney General on Lemon Law Rank & Effectiveness

Qualification: 4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service or 2 repair attempts for defect likely to cause death or serious bodily injury within shorter of 18 months or 18,000 miles, or “reasonable” number of attempts during entire express warranty period. Notice/Trigger: Direct written notice to manufacturer at address clearly specified in owner’s manual. Covers small businesses with up to 5 vehicles under 10,000 pounds GVWR.