In general, a dealer warranty on a used car will be limited to a period of less than three (3) months. Federal and state law does require that a Buyers Guide be displayed in a prominent place on any used car that is being offered for sale.
This Buyer’s Guide will have two boxes on it – one will be labeled ‘Warranty’ and one labeled, ‘As Is.’ If the used car you bought had the warranty box checked, then your motor vehicle came with a warranty and you may be able to file a claim under the California Lemon Laws.
California Lemon Laws apply to new vehicles that you have purchased for family, household or personal use. The California Lemon Law does also apply to a new vehicle that has a gross weight of under 10,000 pounds that you bought or use for business purposes by you, another person, a partnership, corporation, LLC, association or any other legal entity as long as not more than five motor vehicles are registered to in the state of California.