Consumer Protection Law

Consumer protection law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I bought a pre-owned, non-certified 2005 VW Jetta in Sept.

Customer Question
2007 from a local VW...
I bought a pre-owned, non-certified 2005 VW Jetta in Sept. 2007 from a local VW dealership. It had 54,600 miles on it. It now has 119,000 miles on it and has since cost me $9,800 in repairs, car rental fees along with maintenance. There is no end in sight with these expensive repairs. I have been stranded time and again on the side of freeways and have actually become afraid to drive it. I was in the shop twice within a five day period just last week. I realize I have waited way too long to speak up but I kept telling myself, "That should be the last repair for a long time now. It should get better from here on." Enough is enough. Do I have any recourse? Does this car fall under the definition of "lemon" under the confines of our state law? Thank you.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Answered in 21 minutes by:
6/9/2010
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Jack R., Lawyer replied 8 years ago
Jack R.
Jack R., Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 6,147
Experience: Court Mediator, foreclosure attorney
Verified

You do not have a claim under the lemon laws. In California the lemon law is under the The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (beginning with Civil Code section 1790). This act provides protection for consumers who lease or buy new motor vehicles. Here you purchased a used vehicle so the act would not apply.

 

If you found this answer helpful please press the ACCEPT button.

 

All comments are provided for informational purposes only. A local attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice.

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a consumer protection lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Jack R. Your Own Question
Jack R.
Jack R.
Jack R., Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 6,147
6,147 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Court Mediator, foreclosure attorney

Jack R. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,125 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,436 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

1,679 satisfied customers

Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

1,227 satisfied customers

16+ yrs. of legal experience.

LADY LAWYER

LADY LAWYER

Lawyer

748 satisfied customers

Consumer Lawyer

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Lawyer

604 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

517 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Protection Law Questions
The clutch failed on my 2015 Jetta, first at 8600 miles and
The clutch failed on my 2015 Jetta, first at 8600 miles and again at 20.400 miles. VW gave me 5 free services at 20, 30, 40 and 50K miles and then offered me $750 if I did not go to arbitration, I acc… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,735 satisfied customers
I own a 2010 VW Tiguan that has had to have constant repairs
I own a 2010 VW Tiguan that has had to have constant repairs that are not related to routine maintenance. For example, the transmission had to be replaced at 50,000 miles and over consumption of oil t… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
My Volkswagon Jetta diesel has an engine light that comes on
My Volkswagon Jetta diesel has an engine light that comes on when I start the car in cold and rainy weather (seasonal). Minor bumps on the road also trigger it in such weather. When the warranty expir… read more
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
113 satisfied customers
My new 2014 Mazda CX-5 has been in the shop to fix the tires
My new 2014 Mazda CX-5 has been in the shop to fix the tires - 1 day, the hood and mirror - 2 days and an intermittent electrical issue for 26 days. The dealership can't find the source of the electri… read more
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq.
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
10,512 satisfied customers
I purchased a vehicle in 2012 brand new. I have experienced
I purchased a vehicle in 2012 brand new. I have experienced the same issue within the first 12 months of owning the vehicle. Do I have a lemon?… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
3,436 satisfied customers
Would a certified pre owned car qualify under the lemon law?
Would a certified pre owned car qualify under the lemon law? We have recently purchased an certified preowned VW Passat 07/31/12. The vehicle has already been in the repair shop (dealership) for over … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 TDI touareg and have had nothing but problems
I have a 2010 TDI touareg and have had nothing but problems with ad blue light (diesel additive car needs to run). I was in last week after the light came on no restart after 450 miles with a full tan… read more
joelaws8
joelaws8
Doctoral Degree
390 satisfied customers
We own a 2006 Jetta Diesel w/82K miles. Serviced at the local
We own a 2006 Jetta Diesel w/82K miles. Serviced at the local VW dealership with scheduled maintenances. We are the second owner of the car and have had it for 3 yrs, own $8400. We were going to trade… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
I actually have 2 separate issues regarding my car. I own
I actually have 2 separate issues regarding my car. I own a 2006 VW Jetta TDI. Recently I hit a pothole on the freeway which resulted in my motor mount bracket breaking, causing the engine block to dr… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
On May 1, my wife and I purchased a new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
On May 1, my wife and I purchased a new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI from a local VW Dealer. This was a brand new car. I have brough it in for service three times thus far. First time for an e… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
I purchased a 2005 VW Beetle in 2006 with 11000 miles on it.
I purchased a 2005 VW Beetle in 2006 with 11000 miles on it. From the time that I got the car I noticed a bump or jerking when the car was downshifting or accelerating. I brought it to VW several time… read more
Steinlaw
Steinlaw
Attorney/Principal
JD
1,704 satisfied customers
I purchased a 2009 vw jetta diesel in Oct of 2008 and have
I purchased a 2009 vw jetta diesel in Oct of 2008 and have followed the manufacturers service schedule as planned. In July of 2009 this car stalled and stranded my family. After being towed, it went i… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
My son is looking for answers and I said I would help search.
My son is looking for answers and I said I would help search. His car, 2001 VW jetta, has 95,000 miles. He has always had service and regular maint. done at the dealer. The book states the time for re… read more
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
865 satisfied customers
We have a leased vehicle from a dealership. Within in days
We have a leased vehicle from a dealership. Within in days of leasing it, it broke down 3 times. We talk to the dealership and they continued to ignore our complants. Now it's been 19 months and we ju… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,311 satisfied customers
I purchased a used 2004 Chrysler 300M in July 2005 from a Chrysler
I purchased a used 2004 Chrysler 300M in July 2005 from a Chrysler Dealership. They indicated that the car was originally purchased and traded in with them. It had 12,000 miles on the odometer. I did … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 VW Jetta turbo with 5000 miles on it. I love
I have a 2008 VW Jetta turbo with 5000 miles on it. I love the car. On sunday afternoon I put $40.00 worth of premium fuel in the car (93 octane) at a local Getgo convenience store.The car went about … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
I leased a brand new 2008 VW Rabbit S on Sunday, July 27, 2008.
I leased a brand new 2008 VW Rabbit S on Sunday, July 27, 2008. The first day I drove it to work (40 miles), I ended up driving it back to the dealership because there was such a bad vibration from th… read more
Lawrence N. Rogak, Insurance Atty
Lawrence N. Rogak, Insurance Atty
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,032 satisfied customers
My 2007 ford focus has been to the dealership 5 times now 3 ...
My 2007 ford focus has been to the dealership 5 times now 3 times they ould not duplicate the problem twice they have the first time they changed the fuel pump and the sending unit, two hundred miles … read more
Anne_C
Anne_C
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x