“I want my lemon vehicle replaced with a new one”

Under California’s Lemon Law, the manufacturer is required to repurchase the “lemon” vehicle. If they don’t repurchase it, then they must replace it with a comparable new one.

In some cases, the manufacturer will only offer to repurchase the offending vehicle, and not offer to replace. They are within their rights to do this, as our California Lemon Law only requires a repurchase.

Many of the manufacturers we pursue lemon law claims against routinely offer a choice of either repurchase or replacement. Some do not. If you have a loan or lease, your lien holder must be willing to allow a “substitution of collateral” to facilitate a vehicle replacement.

We can specifically ask the manufacturer to replace your vehicle upon your request, but ultimately that decision is made by them. As long as they offer to repurchase, they have no obligation to replace.

Need more information on this topic? Please call us at 1-877-355-3666 (1-877-35-LEMON).