In order to qualify for a buyback under California Lemon Law, we have to show:
- You had a problem with your car or truck that was covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty, at least to start with.
- This is the kind of problem that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle.
- You gave them a reasonable opportunity to repair the problem (at least two times) and they were unable to repair the problem.
Every case, of course, is different, but most cases take about three months. Some can take longer, even as long as a year.
The general rule is that you get back your down payment and your payments, and the loan gets paid off. Beyond that, there are a number of possible credits and deductions that might reduce that amount. Every case is different, and we’ll need to discuss the specific facts of your case with you.