Lemon Law

Lemon Law Attorney Serving Reno, Sparks, and Nearby Nevada and California

Lemon cars being worked on in repair shopDo you think you were ripped off during an auto purchase? Has your vehicle been in the shop multiple times for repairs in the year since you bought it? If you answered "yes" to these questions, your car might be a lemon.

At REA Law, we recognize the danger and inconvenience that accompany buying a lemon. A lemon not only has defects that could pose a serious safety hazard, but it can also place you in a financial hole. To us, this is unacceptable.

Our lemon law attorney Ray Areshenko can help you hold the dealership accountable and get the compensation you deserve. You may be able to recover what you lost in the car sale as well as your expenses for repairs and replacement transportation. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Don't hesitate.

Mr. Areshenko handles lemon law claims in Nevada and California. Start building your case by calling 775-300-7594 for a complimentary case review with REA Law. We serve clients in and around Reno - Sparks and throughout Nevada.  REA Law also has offices in Sacramento servicing the greater Northern California area.  For cases in California, call 916-800-6090.

Nevada Lemon Law

The Nevada lemon law applies to new vehicles within a year of purchase or still under the original manufacturer's warranty, whichever is earliest. It also covers used cars that are still under warranty. It allows you to recover compensation for any defect or condition that substantially impairs the vehicle's use and value. These are called nonconformities. Lemon laws don't cover any defects that arise because of abuse, neglect, or modifications that you made.

In Nevada, when you report a nonconformity within a year of purchase or under the vehicle's original warranty, manufacturers have a duty to make the necessary repairs. If they are unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer must replace or repurchase the vehicle.

In Nevada, a reasonable number of attempts is defined as:

  • Four or more attempts to repair the same nonconformity
  • The vehicle is out of service for repairs for 30 or more cumulative days

California Lemon Law

In California, the lemon law covers vehicles within 18 months of purchase or with fewer than 18,000 miles on the odometer. It also allows members of the armed forces who are living or stationed in California to exercise their lemon law rights in the state regardless of where they purchased and registered their car.

The lemon law in California applies to vehicles that have suffered one or more of the following issues:

  • Four or more attempts have been made to repair the same nonconformity
  • Two or more attempts were made to correct a nonconformity that could result in death or severe injury if the vehicle is driven
  • The vehicle has been out of service for 30 or more cumulative days

Federal Lemon Law

While state lemon laws are usually the best option for restitution if your car qualifies, the federal lemon law offers an alternative to consumers whose vehicles aren't covered under their state laws.

The federal lemon law covers vehicles such as:

  • Used cars that come with a written warranty
  • Motor homes, boats, ATVs, and motorcycles

What to Do if You Bought a Lemon

If you are experiencing problems with a vehicle that qualifies under the lemon law, you should do the following:

  • Document all issues with detailed notes, photographs, and videos.
  • Present the vehicle to a factory-authorized dealer and insist that your complaints are written up in a repair order.
  • Don't try to repair the vehicle yourself or let friends or family attempt to fix it.
  • Keep receipts for repairs, rental car costs, towing bills, rideshare fees, and any other expenses you incurred because of your lemon.
  • Call REA Law for a free consultation.

Schedule Your Reno Lemon Law Consultation Today

In 2017, 2019, and 2020, Mr. Areshenko was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor reserved for less than 2.5 percent of lawyers. If you have been defrauded by a dealership who sold you a lemon, he will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Start building your case by calling 775-300-7594 for a complimentary case review with REA Law. We serve clients in and around Reno - Sparks and throughout Nevada.  REA Law also has offices in Sacramento servicing the greater Northern California area.  For cases in California, call 916-800-6090.