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Lexus Lemon Law in California


Lexus is a division of Toyota that focuses on Luxury automobiles. Headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, it is the country’s best-selling brand of luxury cars. Lexus was founded in 1983 by Eiji Toyoda. Lexus is marketed in over 90 countries across the globe, with operational centers in Brussels, Belgium, and Plano, Texas.

Since the 2000s, the Lexus brand has increased sales outside the U.S., its largest market. Lexus was the first Japanese premium car brand to launch within its country of origin. Since then, it has debuted in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Europe, and other regions. Lexus has also introduced hybrid vehicles in several markets.

Lexus Lemon Law Tips

It might come as a shock that over 150,000 vehicles sold every year technically fall under the definition of a lemon vehicle. If you think you might have purchased one of these vehicles, there are specific steps you can take to protect yourself, including:

  • Having your vehicle inspected at a Lexus dealership or Lexus-authorized repair shop
  • Ensuring that your concerns and issues with your vehicle are well-documented on the repair invoice
  • Getting a copy of the repair invoice to keep with your other vehicle repair and maintenance records
  • Contacting the Law Office of Michael Humphries for help as soon as you suspect you have a problem

By following these tips, you can set the groundwork for a successful lemon law claim if one becomes necessary.

Common Defects with Lexus Vehicles

Lifelong car owners know there’s no such thing as a perfect car, no matter the make and model. Even manufacturers such as Lexus, which have the best track records and typically manufacture reliable, quality vehicles, can make vehicles that keep having the same problems. Common defects with Lexus vehicles include:

  • Oil leakage
  • Melting dashboards and door panels
  • Repeated illumination of the check engine light
  • PCM storage of certain codes
  • Airbag-related issues
  • Faulty camshaft timing oil control valves
  • A/C issues
  • Faulty evaporator core

What if Lexus or the Lexus Dealer is Unable to Repair Your Vehicle?

California’s lemon laws protect you in the event that Lexus is unable to fix your vehicle. However, Lexus must first make a “reasonable” number of attempts at fixing your vehicle’s problems. Once they have exhausted those attempts, they must let you pick between getting a full refund for the purchase price of your car or giving you a replacement vehicle.

California’s Lemon Law Presumption doesn’t offer what a “reasonable” number of attempts might be. Instead, it gives the following guidelines for identifying when “reasonable” repair attempts have been reached:

  • The manufacturer or dealer hasn’t fixed the same issue after trying at least four times
  • Your vehicle’s problems could result in serious or fatal bodily injury if it’s driven and a minimum of two unsuccessful repair attempts have been made
  • Your vehicle has spent more than 30 days in repair shops (not necessarily consecutive) for repairs of any warranty-covered issues

Is Your Lexus a Lemon?

Keep in mind that the dealership or repair shop may not tell you what your options are with a lemon. It’s essential to seek your own advice from an experienced Seal Beach or Orange County lemon lawyer. At the Law Office of Michael Humphries, we offer free consultations to vehicle owners who might have purchased a lemon. Call us today to schedule yours.

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