California Lemon Law for RVs

California RV Lemon Law Lawyer

RV JAG Couple If you have purchased or leased an RV or a motor home, your consumer rights are protected by the California Lemon Law. Although the Lemon Law does not cover RVs in the same way that it covers cars and trucks, this law does provide consumer protection for certain components of your motor home. RV lemons can come from a variety of manufacturers, and many different defects can cause your RV to qualify as a lemon. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we offer the legal representation you need to seek the compensation you deserve for your RV lemon.

California Lemon Law for RVs

The California Lemon Law specifies protection for “new motor vehicles.” But how exactly are “new motor vehicles” defined under the law? In addition to passenger cars and trucks, certain components of RVs, or motor homes, fall under this classification. The Lemon Law provides coverage for the chassis, chassis cab, and the propulsion system that your RV contains. This is because these components act as the motor vehicle portion of the RV.

While the Lemon Law itself does not cover the living quarters of your RV, some provisions of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act may provide coverage. If the living quarters of your RV come with a written warranty from the manufacturer, you may be able to seek compensation for defects in that area. A qualified attorney can assist you in determining what California laws your RV is covered under and how you can seek compensation for your RV lemon.

Types of RVs Covered

Many different makes and models of RVs are covered under the California Lemon Law. This includes Class A, B, and C motor homes as well as fifth wheel trailers and travel trailers. A wide range of manufacturers can produce RV lemons, including:

  • Fleetwood
  • National RV
  • Alfa
  • American Coach
  • Country Coach
  • Keystone RV
  • General Coach
  • Winnebago
  • Viking RV
  • Newell
  • Dutchmen
  • Blue Bird
  • Aerolite
  • Polaris
  • Jayco
  • Marathon
  • Komfort
  • Itsaca
  • Gulf Stream
  • Monaco
  • Intruder
  • Apline
  • Prevost
  • Travel Supreme
  • Caterpillar
  • Damon RV
  • Sportscoach
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Airstream
  • Newmar
  • CrossRoads RV
  • Mandalay
  • Coachmen
  • Tiffin
  • Skyline
  • Rexhall
  • Allison Transmission
  • Endeavor
  • Georgie Boy
  • Mobile Scout
  • Thor
  • SunnyBrook RV
  • Eclipse Recreational Vehicles
  • Freightliner Custom Chassis
  • Lippert Components, Inc.
  • Workhorse Custom Chassis

RV Lemons: Common Defects

RV highway JAGUnder the California Lemon Law, your new motor home must have a substantial defect impeding its safety, inhibiting its proper use, or decreasing its value to qualify as a lemon. While a wide variety of defects can fall into these categories, these are some of the more common defects that plague RV lemons:

  • Engine failure & malfunction
  • Transmission malfunction
  • Electrical issues
  • Brake issues
  • Steering problems
  • Water leaks in the roof or siding
  • Interior design flaws
  • Chassis defects
  • Frame defects
  • Issues with cargo, capacity, or weight specifications

If your RV is affected by any of these defects, it may qualify as a lemon. Your RV must also meet other criteria under the law, including the need for repairs on four or more occasions for the same defect, or being inoperable for at least 30 days, to be declared a lemon.

Get Help From Johnson Attorneys Group

RV family JAGAt Johnson Attorneys Group, we have a commitment to protecting your consumer rights. If you have an RV lemon on your hands, we are here to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Our experienced attorneys can aid you in determining if your RV qualifies as a lemon, discuss whether or not you are covered under the provisions of Song Beverly, and begin the process of developing a case against the manufacturer of your defective motor home.

Not only will Johnson Attorneys Group prosecute your case to the fullest extent of the law, but our team will also be there to support you through this complicated process. We understand that your family vehicle is of critical importance, and we will do our best to process your claim quickly and thoroughly. When it comes to personal injury law and consumer rights, you can place your trust in Johnson Attorneys Group. Contact us today to receive a free consultation regarding your case.



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