Braff Accident Law Offices
Buying a new commercial truck is enticing. You have the chance to go on long-haul trips, haul your business products, and get paid for it. However, if you find yourself stuck with major mechanical problems or malfunctions, you may be wondering what rights you have under the State or Federal Lemon Laws. These laws exist to protect consumers from being sold defective items that don’t work as advertised. And since trucks can fail in many ways and for many reasons, meeting the requirements for a Lemon Lawsuit might be more likely than you realize.
When Does a Truck Qualify as a Lemon?
In California, a vehicle is considered a “Lemon” if the owner or operator of the vehicle is unable to register the vehicle due to excessive repair problems. A truck can qualify as a lemon if it has been in for repairs at least four times, and one of those repairs required more than 30 days to complete. The truck must also have been out of service for at least 30 days in total during the first two years of ownership, or 15 days during the second two years of ownership.