If I Purchased My Car Outside of California Does The Lemon Law Still Apply?

The California Lemon Law generally only applies to vehicles that were purchased or leased in California. That means that most consumers who purchased or leased out-of-state vehicles will not qualify for compensation under the California Lemon Law. However, if you purchased or leased a vehicle outside of California you may still qualify to receive compensation under a few circumstances.

As mentioned, there is an exception to that rule. If you are a member of the Armed Forces and stationed in California or if you are a resident of California while in the Armed Forces, you will be protected by the California Lemon Law, even if your vehicle was purchased or registered in another state.

So now, what if you are not a member of the Armed Forces and purchased your vehicle outside of California?

The good news is that even if you are not a member of the Armed Forces, you may qualify for the Federal Lemon Law (often called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act). The Federal Lemon Law covers all consumer vehicles sold with warranties within the United States.

This means that vehicles used primarily for work (Uber, Lyft, etc.) may not qualify. It is important to contact a qualified Lemon Law attorney like The Lemon Pros right away, so we can assess if you qualify for compensation.

Generally, the California Lemon Law offers greater protection and more effective remedies than the Federal Lemon Law. However, the Federal Lemon Law helps consumers like you because it sets forth minimum standards for vehicles sold with written warranties. If you find yourself in a situation where the California Lemon Law does not apply, you should consult The Lemon Pros to discuss your rights under the Federal Lemon Law.

Call us today for a free consultation before time runs out to pursue your claim.

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Why Choose The Lemon Pros?

Our specialty is Lemon Law, that is why we only handle Lemon Law claims. When you hire us, our attorneys will do all the legal work for you, because we understand the stress that consumers like you deal with when they have a Lemon.

We have an excellent success record in representing consumers just like you! We are award winning attorneys, but that has not gotten to our heads. We are attorneys who care and give personalized attention to each and every client, our attorneys directly handle your claim.

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