The Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C. were contacted by a California resident looking for advice about his defective 2011 Volvo S40. He told us he was experiencing electrical problems that resulted in a “no start” condition and a driver’s seat that would not operate properly. He had given his Volvo dealership twelve (12) opportunities to repair the defects, but the problems remained.
After a short lemon law consultation, we analyzed the repair orders and purchase contract, and determined that the owner had a valid claim under the California Lemon Law to have the vehicle repurchased. Upon retaining our services, we immediately filed a demand for Volvo to buy back the vehicle.
Shortly after filing our demand Volvo agreed to repurchase the defective vehicle, pay off the balance of the purchase, reimburse the down payments, monthly payments and paid his attorney fees. Volvo was allowed to deduct a mileage fee as allowed under the California Lemon Law. Our client was very happy to get reimbursed for the monies he had paid.
Under the California Lemon Law, a consumer must allow the manufacturer a reasonable number of repair attempts. This include four repair attempts for the same or similar problem; or only two times if it is likely to cause serious bodily injury. If the vehicle has been out of service, in the hands of an authorized dealer, for more than 30 days during the first 18 months or 18,000 miles; AND is still not repaired, it could also be considered a lemon.
If you have repeated repair attempt’s on you vehicle, contact the Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C. at 1-888-ExLemon (1-888-395-3666) for a free lemon law consultation. We can help you determine if you vehicle qualifies for a buyback.