Motorcycle Lemon Laws in California

The Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson is committed to helping consumers who have unknowingly purchased defective vehicles, which is why our practice focuses on lemon law.

We understand how much people rely on their vehicles on an everyday basis, and know how an unreliable car can completely disrupt your life.


California is a great place to own a motorcycle. If you live in the southern part of the state, you can ride year-round because of the warm weather. California also does not prohibit lane-splitting, which allows motorcyclists to get through congested traffic faster than anyone else on the road.

For these reasons, it’s not hard to see why a significant number of Californians purchase motorcycles to get from one place to another. Sadly, many of these motorcyclists will unknowingly purchase lemons.

If there is a significant problem with your new or used motorcycle, you could be entitled to a refund or replacement if the bike is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. Contact the Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson to learn about your legal options.

What Is The Lemon Law For Motorcycles In California?

In California, the lemon law applies not only to motor vehicles, but also to motorcycles that have repeat problems under the manufacturer’s warranty. This law protects motorcycle owners.  The lemon law for motorcycles is different than it is for vehicles.  It essentially says that if the motorcycle does not perform like it is supposed to or does not match the quality of the same or similar motorcycle, and you’ve taken it in for repairs that have not been successful, you might have a lemon. This means the manufacturer is legally required to issue you a refund or provide you with a replacement motorcycle.

There are very few lemon law attorneys in California that handle motorcycle lemon law cases because the lemon law is different.  Most lemon law attorneys do not know the ins and outs of the motorcycle lemon law, but Attorney Sotera L. Anderson does – she used to represent motorcycle manufacturers.

How to Tell If Your Motorcycle Is A Lemon

Numerous defects could indicate your bike is a lemon. Defects that may indicate that your motorcycle is a lemon include:

  • Stalling / cutting out
  • No start / no crank conditions
  • Oil leaks or sprays
  • Lack of power
  • Electrical system malfunctions

Document these issues and make note of any repair attempts that occur. Keep receipts and any other documentation you receive from the dealer—do not expect them to keep these records for you. Finally, do not hesitate to talk to a lemon law lawyer about your situation and make use of their legal services. California’s consumer-friendly laws make it possible to consult with and retain a lemon lawyer at no cost to you.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation With Top Lemon Lawyer Sotera L. Anderson Today

Are you experiencing problems with a motorcycle that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty? If so, speak to lemon law attorney Sotera L. Anderson as soon as possible. Ms. Anderson’s practice focuses on lemon law and she is dedicated to helping consumers protect their legal rights. As a former attorney for motorcycle manufacturers, she understands how these parties attempt to avoid liability and knows how to speak their language. She will work tirelessly to reach a favorable resolution on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, call our law firm at 1-855-96-LEMON or fill out the form on this website.