If your vehicle qualifies under California’s Lemon Laws, then you could may be eligible for one of the following:
If you have a lemon and you receive a replacement or refund, the manufacturer of the vehicle can deduct an offset for the time you drove your vehicle before it had trouble.
The offset mileage formula is calculated by multiplying your purchase price by the mileage on your vehicle at the time it was first taken in for repair that caused your car to be labeled as a lemon. Then you divide that amount by 120,000 that is the average life expectancy of a vehicle in California.
In this type of situation, the manufacturer of your vehicle often will pay you what is referred to as a “cash and keep” type of settlement. This means that you keep your vehicle and get some money for the problems you’ve had with the vehicle.
Additionally, any remaining warranty will remain in full force and effect.