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Kia Lemon Law in California


Formerly known as Kyungsung Precision Industry, Kia is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It is the second largest automotive manufacturer in South Korea behind its parent company Hyundai. Initially founded in 1944 as a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, Kia manufactured Korea’s first domestic bicycle. Kia has made a name for itself not only within the United States but also in Europe, India, Mexico, South and Central America, and Pakistan. In 2019, Kia had sales of over 2.8 million vehicles, including cars, trucks, and crossovers. According to Kia, its name derives from the Sino-Korean characters 起 (ki, ‘to arise’) and 亞 (a, which stands for 亞細亞, ‘Asia’); its rough translation is “Rising from (East) Asia.”

Lemon Law Tips for Kia Owners

When it comes to dealing with a vehicle that might be a lemon, what you don’t know can hurt you. That’s why it’s crucial to follow these Kia lemon law tips:

  • Have your Kia vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia repair shop or dealership
  • Tell them what concerns you have with your vehicle and what it is doing
  • Make sure they accurately record your concerns and their findings on the repair invoice
  • Obtain a copy of the repair invoice and keep it filed with other essential documents regarding the repair or maintenance of your vehicle, as you or your attorney may need them later
  • Contact the Law Office of Michael Humphries as soon as you suspect a problem so you can receive additional legal guidance

Common Defects with Kia Vehicles

When it first entered the U.S. in the early 2000s, Kia had a reputation for manufacturing cheap unreliable vehicles, but now they are among the most reliable automakers. Although, Kia brand vehicles aren’t without issues. The most common problems with Kia vehicles in the U.S. include the following:

  • Problems with the steering
  • Failing door lock actuator
  • Complete or partial engine failure
  • Paint peeling and rusting
  • Unexpected airbag control unit problem
  • Dangerously bad lighting
  • Brake problems
  • Transmission problems
  • Faulty electrical systems

Does California’s Lemon Law Apply to Your Kia Vehicle?

The following new, used, or leased vehicles that still have an active manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty are covered under California’s lemon laws:

  • Cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs
  • The chassis, chassis cab, and drive train of a motor home
  • Dealer-owned vehicles and demonstrators
  • Those purchased or leased primarily for business use
  • Those bought or leased for personal, family, or household purposes

Even still, the most reliable way to determine if California’s lemon laws cover your vehicle is to contact our law firm for a complimentary case review. An experienced Orange County and Seal Beach lemon law attorney can assess your situation to determine if you have a lemon and can file a claim on your behalf. 

Is Your Kia a Lemon?

California lemon cars come in all shapes, sizes, brands, and models. If you think you have purchased one, we know how you might feel, and we can help. We know how to stand up to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers and hold them responsible for the lemons they sell. You can count on the Law Office of Michael Humphries to get you the compensation you deserve for your lemon law claim. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. Call our office today to receive a free case review and get your claim started.

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