California Lemon Law For Ford Vehicles
When it comes to all-American vehicles, you think of Ford. For more than a century, Ford Motor Company has produced millions of cars and trucks that people across the U.S. rely on for daily driving.
Despite their legacy of practically inventing the modern vehicle, Ford does not always get everything right. Some Ford vehicles have turned out to be frustrating and costly lemons to consumers like yourself.
Please contact The Barry Law Firm today for a FREE consultation if you believe you have ended up with a lemon.
Is Your Ford A Lemon?
For your Ford to qualify as a lemon under California law, you must have purchased it with a written warranty from a dealership and not a private party.
Another prerequisite is for you to have taken your new, leased, or certified pre-owned vehicle to a dealership numerous times for repair attempts. If you’ve taken your Ford to get repaired multiple times while covered under warranty, your Ford may qualify as a lemon under California law.
Defects In Ford Vehicles That Can Warrant A Lemon Law Claim
Any material defect that cannot be fixed in a reasonable number of attempts can qualify your Ford as a lemon. Defects that could warrant a Ford Lemon Law claim include:
- Transmission problems
- Engine surging / stalling / loss of power
- Electrical problems / warning light errors
- Driveshaft fractures
- Defective start / stop system
- Wiring and electrical problems including shorts
- Seatbelt detachment from anchor
- Windows / sunroof shattering
- Brake problems
- Airbag and curtain airbag problems including detachment
- Fuel pump defects
- Excessive oil consumption
You may be eligible for a lemon law claim If your vehicle has these or other problems that interfere with its use and/or safety.
Ford Models That Could Be Lemons
The following Ford models that could be lemons include:
- Bronco / Bronco Sport
- F-Series Trucks (F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450)
- Transit series (150, 250, 350)
What To Do If Your Ford Is A Lemon
To bring a Ford lemon law case, you must have critical documents related to your claim. You should also take these important steps:
- Contact The Barry Law Firm immediately for a FREE consultation.
- Collect all repair orders (request from a certified dealership if needed).
- Gather your warranty, your purchase agreement/ lease agreement and registration.
- Save all communication with the dealership and/or manufacturer.
- Document all problems with your vehicle.
- Keep a list of incidental costs related to your vehicle. For example, if you must get your vehicle towed because of its defects, keep receipts of those costs.