The motorcycle lemon law in California is one of the strongest in the country. If you bring a case under the lemon law and win, the other side is required to pay your attorneys' fees in addition to the award for damages. It may apply in cases following the purchase of a motorcycle that has a mechanical or design issue. If the dealership or manufacturer can't fix your problem, an attorney might be able to help.
Most consumers who purchase new cars in California believe that they won't have to worry about reliability. According to reliability reports, however, new cars are not necessarily more reliable than used cars, especially when it comes to first-year models.
People in California may be looking for a great deal on a car, especially a later-model used vehicle. After Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, an increasing number of cars on the market have been damaged in the flood, and people may not be aware of how to avoid vehicles with serious issues as a result. Carfax results indicate that there are almost 500,000 flood-damaged vehicles on the streets with several major cities having over 10,000 each. The auto research service also indicated that 107,000 vehicles were damaged by Hurricane Florence.
California residents and others who buy a vehicle should be aware of any agreement to purchase it in as-is condition. Those who agree to buy a vehicle as-is will be responsible for any repairs or other work that it may need. In essence, the buyer is purchasing a car without a warranty regardless of how long a person has owned a vehicle before problems arise.
General Motors is recalling over a million vehicles because the electric power steering can temporarily fail and then suddenly return. Drivers may have trouble controlling their vehicles, so it increases the risk of an accident.