California Lemon Law for Motorhomes
Are you experiencing motorhome problems? Do you own a new or used gasoline or diesel pusher motorhome (or bus/bus type) that is still under the manufacturer’s original warranty (or 3-year chassis warranty, diesel engine warranty, transmission warranty) that produces one or more of the following symptoms/problems, and at least one of the symptoms/problems has been subject to 3 or more repair attempts by the authorized warranty provider dealer/facility? If so, you may have a coach that qualifies for coverage under California’s Lemon Law. You could receive your money back or a new replacement motorhome/coach/bus! Some common motorhome problems…
Do you have turbo’s being replaced or repaired?
Do you have major problems with the coach’s electrical or plumbing system?
Do you have loss of power while driving or towing?
Do you have excessive white or black smoke from the tailpipe?
Do you have engine stalling or other engine/drive-ability concerns?
Do you have “CHECK ENGINE” light problems?
Do you have “SERVICE ENGINE SOON” light problems?
Does your diesel engine overheat?
Do you have engine mis-fire/knocking problems?
Do you have power steering problems?
Do you have other engine problems?
Do you have transmission problems?
Do you have engine electrical problems?
Do you have “ABS brake warning light” problems?
Do you have other problems not listed above?
If you feel that you meet the “3 or more repair attempts” (in factory warranty) criteria noted above, please call us at the toll-free number below to receive a FREE Lemon Law case review and evaluation of your motorhome. PLEASE NOTE: For engine/drive-ability/etc. cases, we do not accept cases for review in which the owner has modified the motorhome via installation of aftermarket performance “chips”, “mapping”, “intake systems” and “starting at the exhaust manifold” exhaust systems, etc. Cat-back systems are O.K.
Cases that are accepted will be at either NO COST or a very low “contingency fee” to the consumer (attorney’s fees billable to auto manufacturer under statute if attorney settles case). There is no money due up-front or during the progression of the case. Any contingency fee is taken at the point of recovery/settlement.
The California Lemon Law protects consumers that purchase or lease motorhomes in the state of California, register them here via paying California tax and license (registration), and have their warranty repairs performed at factory authorized California dealership locations. Consumers must keep their warranty work receipts, or gain a “warranty repair history” printout from the dealership to prove the repairs/repair visits that have taken place. Motorhomes purchased out-of-state and wherein the consumer pays separate shipping charges, or drives the coach back to California do NOT qualify for California lemon law protection, though Federal Lemon Laws may apply.
Our lemon law statute in California provides the manufacturer of your motorhome (or motorhome chassis/power team) with a “reasonable” number of repair attempts to rectify the problem/symptom. The number of repair visits necessary to be “reasonable” is relative to how many months the motorhome has been in warranty service, the description and substantiality of the symptom/problem, and the number of miles currently on the coach. It should be noted that contrary to what you may read in your vehicles warranty book, California has no requirement for “arbitration”, allowing the consumer to directly seek and retain legal counsel to represent them in a “lemon law” case.
Manufacturer’s “Customer Assistance Centers” give out “case numbers”, which are NOT a lemon law case, but rather simply a reference number for the next time you call in with a complaint.
Watch out for the age-old trick of the “dealer trade assist” or similar wording used by some motorhome dealers if a customer complaints about his/her motorhome that has symptoms/problems. Customers are often told “we will get you out of your present motorhome and into a new one”. Don’t fall for this time-worn consumer ploy. This is simply the dealer trying to take your motorhome in trade and sell you a new one, taking all the negative equity from your current motorhome and hiding it in the loan or lease on the new replacement motorhome.
Our California lemon law is the avenue truck buyers utilize to get their money back, or a new replacement motorhome.
Under our California statute, consumers who buy or lease a new or used motorhome under factory warranty all get to exercise their California Lemon Law rights if they have a qualifying repair history.
We invite you to contact us today. We are consumer advocates. We are on your side. We have settled over 15,660 California lemon law cases. We have 29 years of experience as we do ONLY “lemon law cases” – no other area of legal practice.