What is the Lemon Law presumption?

A "presumption" is a rebuttable conclusion based on facts.

Some cars are “presumed” to be a Lemon under California’s Lemon Law. You probably are wondering, “What is the Lemon Law presumption?”

California’s Lemon Law presumption says that a car qualifies under the if during the first 18 months or 18,000 miles after the purchase or lease of the new vehicle, any of the following occur:

  1. The vehicle is repaired at least two times for a serious safety defect that can cause serious bodily injury or death; or

  2. The vehicle is repaired at least four times for the same non-substantial safety defect; or

  3. The vehicle is out of service for a total of more than 30 days for any combination of defects.

In California, if the owner/lessee can establish any of the 3 scenarios above, then their vehicle is “presumed” to be a Lemon. The judge will tell the jury that they must presume the vehicle is a Lemon.

Case over? Not quite. The manufacturer still has a chance to contradictory evidence, but the “burden” of proving this is on them. 

Contact our Santa Monica Lemon Law lawyers to discuss the details of your potential case. 


Our reputation.

Reputation matters.  At Sina Rez Law, our Santa Monica Lemon Law lawyers have established a highly regarded reputation with all the major car manufacturers. Manufacturers consider a Lemon Law attorney’s reputation as part of their analysis of a claim. They know we won’t back down when many other less experienced attorneys will. This increases the chances of your claim being approved. 

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Get your money.

If our Santa Monica Lemon Law attorneys successfully convince the manufacturer that your vehicle qualifies under California’s Lemon Law, we will force the manufacturer to repurchase your car. That means you get nearly all of your money back, minus a deduction for the amount of miles your vehicle was trouble-free. 

No charge.

If our Santa Monica Lemon Law attorneys are successful in forcing the manufacturer to repurchase your car under California’s Lemon Law, the law says the manufacturer must pay our attorney’s fees and costs. This allows us to represent many people who would otherwise not be able to afford a Lemon Law lawyer. 

Speak with an attorney today before your rights expire.

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