California Lemon Law protects you against a defective Kia.
Driving a Kia Is Great, Until It’s Not.
The California Lemon Law Works to
Protect Your Investment … and Safety.
When it comes to owning a new or CPO car, you want one that you know is safe and will last. That’s why so many of your fellow Californians have opted to get behind the wheel of a Kia.
We all know they’re noted for their affordability, but Kia vehicles are also backed by quality, reliability and safety. They’re an incredible value, with some models costing under $20K, but are loaded with many of the high-tech amenities seen in higher-end luxury sedans.
But even among the best of cars, a lemon can sometimes slip in. Those who unwittingly own one know the frustrations that come along with it. Persistent engine problems, endless electrical glitches and unrelenting transmission headaches are just a few of the complaints.
If your warrantied Kia exhibits recurring defects, you could benefit greatly — financially and with peace of mind — by calling the law offices of Strategic Legal Practices. We can help turn your potential lemon into a refund, a replacement car, or lucrative cash compensation.
Here are 6 common Kia problems (and symptoms)
serious enough to warrant a California Lemon Law claim.
- Electrical Problems —
entertainment/navigation system glitches, door lock issues, poor headlight and dashboard lighting, malfunctioning anti-theft control modules
- Engine and Transmission Troubles —
stalling, loss of power, jerking when shifting, slipping gears, faulty solenoids, bad timing- chain tensioners
- Paint and Rust Issues —
peeling and fading paint jobs, corrosion problems compromising structural integrity
- Suspension and Steering Complications —
excessive play, clunking sounds, car pulls to one side while driving, deficient sensors
- Brake System Failures —
premature wear of brake pads and rotors, squealing/grinding noises, brake fluid leaks
- Faulty Sensors —
bad throttle position switches trigger Check Engine lights or limit car speed, defective TRW crash sensors result in airbags not deploying
How the California Lemon Law Protects Your Kia.
The Lemon Law in California states that your vehicle must have “noncomformities,” which are defined as any defect or malfunction that is covered by the original factory warranty. If any of these problematic “noncomformities” affect your car’s use, safety or value — even after a number of repair attempts have been made — you may be eligible to file a claim.
As one of California’s premier Lemon Law litigators, the expert attorneys at Strategic Legal Practices will work with you and fight for you to get a buyback, a replacement vehicle, a refund or a cash settlement that includes all costs you may have incurred.
Know your rights when it comes to a faulty Kia.
You’ve shelled out good money for your new or CPO vehicle, and as long as it’s under warranty, you expect smooth driving. But by the number or recalls, class-action suits, and Lemon Law claims filed against Kia, you know that’s not always the case. For example:
- One recent recall affects certain 2021-2022 Sorentos and 2021-2023 K5 vehicles. In these
vehicles, the “fail-safe” limited-mobility drive mode may be impaired, when prompted by a
transmission oil pump malfunction, which can result in a complete loss of drive power.
- A class-action lawsuit recently reached a $200 million settlement over an extraordinary
number of claims that Kia vehicles are too easy to steal due to a traditional “insert-and-
turn” steel key ignition system.
- A number of successful Lemon Law claims have already been filed for engine troubles:
check engine light issues; alignment problems; transmission troubles; warning light
illumination glitches, brake issues; even for a vehicle being stuck in reverse.
These are just a few examples of the legal actions Kia has faced. Among the most commonly reported models are the Optima, Soul, Sorento, Forte, Spectra, Rio, Sedona, Sportage, but the truth is that any Kia model with recurring problems could be a lemon. Even yours.
Strategic Legal Practices has faced Kia before, and won!
Now you can put our Lemon Law experts on your team.
With a 99% success rate, Strategic Legal Practices has represented thousands of clients against Kia and other major automakers. So if you think your car might be a lemon, it’s important to call us today for a no-obligation, free consultation. We get paid only if you win.
If your Kia has persistent problems that can’t be fixed even after several attempts, you may be eligible for a Lemon Law Buyback, a replacement car or refund.