Helping Disgruntled BMW Owners With Their Lemon Cars
Many people are loyal to the BMW brand or have a goal of someday owning a BMW. Too many people finally purchase their new dream car, only to learn that the vehicle has a chronic problem. After several trips to the BMW dealership, it may become clear that the technicians there cannot fix the problem.
Multiple repair attempts and time spent without your vehicle can become infuriating. In some situations, issues with your vehicle may even create safety hazards and place you in danger if you continue driving the vehicle.
California has consumer protection laws that protect those who purchase defective products that a manufacturer cannot—or will not—repair. The law covers vehicles, so if your BMW is under warranty and suffers from a chronic defect, California law could classify it as a lemon. How does the lemon law work? If your BMW qualifies as a lemon, you have the right to seek legal relief by having the manufacturer repurchase your vehicle or replace it with a new one.
Many BMW lemon owners have encountered issues asserting their rights under lemon laws, such as when the manufacturer denies that a particular vehicle is actually a lemon or otherwise refuses to make the situation right. In such cases, owners have the right to take additional legal action against BMW.
Hire an attorney who understands your rights under California Lemon Law and knows how to go up against large corporations like BMW. If you would like to discuss a possible lemon law claim, please contact the Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson as soon as possible.
Common BMW Lemons
Many different BMW models have disappointed owners for failing to meet the promises of the manufacturer and warranty. Consumers have reported the following models as lemons, among others:
- Z4 Roadster
- 5 Series
- 7 Series
- 1 Series Coupe
- X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupe
Many owners of the above vehicles found out too late that their new cars had unrepairable issues, many of which cost them thousands of dollars or even put their lives in danger. Some reported issues involved:
- Fuel pumps
- Rear brake discs
- Power braking system leaks
- Fuel level sensors
- Seat belt tensioners
If you experienced chronic problems with any of the above on your BMW—or any other type of problem—you could have rights under California lemon law and should seek legal help
Did You Purchase a BMW Lemon?
A leased or a new BMW should come with a manufacturer’s warranty. As long as the issues arose during the warranty period, a manufacturer may be obligated to buy back or replace your vehicle in the event of a chronic issue. Repeatedly taking your car in for repairs, reporting issues, living without your vehicle, paying repair bills, and then still experiencing the same issues can cause stress.
You have rights under the lemon laws if you meet the following criteria:
- You leased or purchased the BMW from a dealer here in California
- The dealer or manufacturer gave you a warranty
- During the warranty period, you gave the dealer several chances to repair a problem and they cannot seem it fix it
You should know that the lemon law not only applies to BMWs bought new off the lot, because it’s also a used car lemon law. Consumers can enjoy protections when they purchase a used car that still has an active manufacturer’s warranty or that comes with a dealership warranty. Used car lemon cases can prove more complicated than claims involving new cars, so you always want to get legal advice and consult with a lemon law attorney if you think you may have a claim.
You should know that BMW is often less than cooperative when it comes to approving lemon law claims. Often, owners must file a lawsuit or engage in alternative dispute resolution to succeed in a BMW lemon law claim, and you need the right legal representation who knows how to navigate the entire legal process.
BMW Lemon Law Buybacks
Many people may feel tempted to purchase a BMW that was previously deemed a lemon and bought back by the manufacturer. Manufacturers often attempt to resell these vehicles, often at much-discounted prices. You may think you are getting a great deal on a practically new luxury car and may decide to take the chance on purchasing a lemon law buyback.
If you are considering this purchase, know that manufacturers are required to brand the title of the vehicle as a lemon law buyback and fix the issue that caused BMW to buyback the vehicle in the first place. Carefully research the vehicle’s repair history and title. Also, examine whether the defect was relatively minor or whether it was a major issue that could plague you like it did the initial owner. Finally, consider whether the vehicle comes with a written warranty that covers the defect under the used car lemon law.
Contact Our California BMW Lemon Law Lawyer to Discuss Your Options
California Lemon Laws are confusing whether they apply to a new vehicle, used vehicle, or a lemon law buyback. Sotera L. Anderson represents the rights of her clients—in court, if necessary—when manufacturers will not comply with the law. Her clients come from all over California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside.
If you own or lease a BMW with chronic issues that the dealer or manufacturer could not repair, contact the Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson for help at 1-855-96-(LEMON) or write to her office online today for more information about the legal aid available regarding the lemon law.