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Driving a Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen.

On the worldwide market since 1937, VWs were produced as the “people’s cars” at a time when vehicles were still a luxury only available to the wealthy. Today, it’s one of the largest car manufacturers in the world recognized for its safety, reliability, durability and affordable price.

But even among the best of vehicles, 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 … unrelenting transmission headaches are just a few of the complaints.

If your warrantied VW 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 5 common VW problems (and symptoms) serious enough to warrant a California Lemon Law claim.

  1. Electrical Glitches — malfunctioning infotainment systems, faulty sensors, power window failures, recurrent battery drain, overactive “check engine” light, ABS failure,
  2. Transmission Troubles — rough shifting, slipping gears, erratic shifting, no shifting, can’t be put into reverse, faulty clutch
  3. Engine Problems — misfires, excessive oil consumption, reduced fuel efficiency, engine failure due to premature sludge build-up, coolant leaks, overheating
  4. Emissions-related Issues — not meeting emissions compliance, such as the “Dieselgate” scandal which involved manipulation of emissions tests, leading to vehicles exceeding regulatory emission limits
  5. Suspension and Steering Complications — poor handling, excessive vibrations, uneven tire wear, clunking noises, faulty ball joints

How the California Lemon Law Protects Your Volkswagen.

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 VW.

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 Volkswagen, you know that’s not always the case. For example:

  • Certain 2018-2021 Atlas and 2020 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles are being recalled due to the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) experiencing a fault in the wiring, thereby deactivating the front passenger air bag when the seat is occupied. A remedy is currently under development and owners are advised not to use the front passenger seat until it is resolved.
  • The manufacturer has agreed to settle an engine water pump defect class-action lawsuit by providing warranties and refunds up to $4,000. The suit claimed that certain VW vehicles were equipped with a defective engine containing a defect water pump causing “financial injury” to consumers due to coolant loss, overheating, and even catastrophic engine failure.
  • Called the “diesel dupe,” more than a half-million VW cars sold in America had a “defeat device” — or software — in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, changing the performance accordingly to improve results. Untold owners have filed a Lemon Law claim against the manufacturer, especially after VW admitted to cheating emissions tests in the U.S. because it could prevent owners from renewing their registration without a fix.

These are just three examples of the legal actions VW has faced. Among the most commonly reported models are the Jetta, Golf, Beetle, Passat, Taos, Tiguan, but the truth is that any model with recurring problems could be a lemon. Even yours.

Strategic Legal Practices has faced VW 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 Volkswagen 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.

Dial 844-423-4464 NOW or contact us here and let us fight for your rights.