California readers can save a lot of money by purchasing used cars. However, a bargain can quickly turn into a nightmare if the vehicle ends up requiring thousands of dollars of unexpected repairs.
Luxury brand BMW is recalling over one million cars due to a potential fire hazard. The company has expanded a previous recall that affected almost half a million automobiles.
California residents who are considering purchasing used vehicles should take care that the cars are not lemons. After the sale has been completed, and the vehicle is driven off the lot, a person may be stuck with a car that can be hiding a range of problems. However, before purchasing a used vehicle, potential buyers should carefully examine it themselves to see if there are any indications that it may be a lemon.
California and every other state has some sort of lemon law. These regulations are designed to ensure that a manufacturer will take back a vehicle that is defective. To be declared a lemon, there must be a minimum number of attempts to fix the problem over a predetermined amount of time. While a manufacturer may buy back a defective vehicle, it doesn't mean that it stays off of the road for good.
Those who buy RVs from California dealers or others in the United States should read the fine print before signing any purchase paperwork. In one lawsuit involving a defective RV, a man signed a customer certification form that restricted his ability to take legal action. While he bought his Fleetwood in Ohio, the form required that he pursue legal action in Indiana, which has laws friendly to RV manufacturers.
People in Los Angeles with unreliable and unsafe cars may turn to the lemon law for assistance. The California Lemon Law protects people who buy a car with a warranty and then face numerous defects and attempts to repair the vehicle without success. While lemons may be plagued with a number of small yet serious problems, they might also come with serious safety flaws. Lemon law matters may cross over into auto fraud, such as in one Alameda County case.