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A Comprehensive Look at California’s Land Rover Lemon Law

Land Rover Lemon Law
For car enthusiasts across the United States, the words, Land Rover hold tremendous appeal. By design, the brand appeals to drivers who appreciate luxury, those who appreciate sportiness and adventure, and those who appreciate both. 
The company’s U.S. website features pictures of a Range Rover Sport blasting across “the Earth’s largest sand desert.” In another photograph, a Discovery is being driven through “the forbidding mountains of  northern Albania.” Then there is the photo of two LR4s that accompanies an article about an off-road, trans-American adventure.
Over the years many motorists have found that relying on a Land Rover-made SUV to get from Point A to Point B can also be an adventure. In fact, owners have reported more than 3,200 issues with Land Rover models built between 1996 and 2020.
If you purchased a Land Rover vehicle from an authorized dealer here in California and you suspect it is a lemon, you may be able to get a refund or replacement. Contact our qualified California lemon law attorneys for an assessment of your situation and to learn how we can help.

Land Rover Company Background

Officially known as Jaguar Land Rover, the British carmaker generated nearly 23 billion GBP in global revenues in FY 2020.
The company sold more than 18,800 Land Rover/Range Rover SUVs in the United States in 2019 and more than 19,000 here in 2018. It ranked fifth in large luxury car and SUV sales here for both years, topped only by the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS class, the BMW X7 and the Infiniti QX80.
Models now available in the United States include the Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Velar, and the Range Rover Evoque. The Discovery, Discovery Sport, and Defender are also available here.

Known Issues

Known problems with Land Rover vehicles are also grouped by model year. A quick glimpse at statistics for the last 10 model years show that Land Rover vehicles made in 2014 had the most identified issues with 89, while those made in the prior model year had 83 different problems. In contrast the 2020 model year vehicles had just 15 different reported problems.

The most commonly reported issues were those affecting:
In all, Audi delivered more than 1.6 million vehicles to its global customers in 2020.
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Engine and cooling systems

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Power train

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Electrical system

Owners also reported having trouble with airbags, vehicle speed control and steering.

California Consumers May Be Protected Under the State’s Lemon Law

Under the California Lemon Law,  two attempts to fix an issue that could cause death or injuries if left unresolved is classified as “reasonable.” Four attempts are generally recognized as “reasonable” in most other circumstances. Any efforts to fix the same issue that result in your Land Rover being in the shop for 30 cumulative days are also classified as “reasonable” under the law.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind in this context. First these are general parameters, so there is some room for interpretation. That being stated, the carmaker is entitled to try to prove that additional efforts to fix the problem are warranted. As the owner, you are also entitled to try to refute that assertion.

Arbitration as a Prerequisite for Legal Action​

As a general rule, you must go through arbitration before taking any other legal action if the carmaker refutes your contentions under applicable state law and has a state-certified arbitration program. Arbitration is simply a method for alternative
As a general rule, you must go through arbitration before taking any other legal action if the carmaker refutes your contentions under applicable state law and has a state-certified arbitration program. Arbitration is simply a method for alternative dispute resolution where an independent expert or panel hears arguments and renders a decision instead of a judge.

As experienced California lemon law attorneys, we can easily assess your situation and provide the information you need going forward. If you are worried about chronic mechanical failures with your new Land Rover, contact the Alpha Law Firm for a case evaluation today at (323)51-LEMON (53666).

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