Lemon Sport Utility Vehicle List (SUVs)

SUV lemon in California.Have you purchased a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that is giving you your fair share of trouble regarding problems, issues, and repairs? Do you believe that you SUV is a possible lemon?

California SUV lemon law attorneys at The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq., may be able to help. Dealing with lemons can be a frustrating experience, but the California lemon law gives you rights and protects you if you have purchased a lemon. If you bought one of the SUV’s listed below and feel you have a lemon on your hands, call an SUV lemon attorney today at our office.

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Sports Utility Vehicles That Could Be Lemons

Because automobile manufacturing isn’t perfect, and because car manufacturers sometimes cut corners to improve their bottom lines, any SUV could be a lemon. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular makes and models of SUVs in the United States – all of which have produced lemons at one time or another.
  • Acura MDX
  • Acura RDX
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Escape Hybrid
  • Ford Sport Trac
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Taurus X
  • Dodge Durango
  • Dodger Nitro
  • Dodge Magnum
  • Dodge Caliber
  • Dodge Caravan
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Nissan Armada
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissan Quest
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Nissan Xterra
  • Nissan Murano
  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota Matrix
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Infiniti FX35
  • Infiniti FX 45
  • Infiniti QX56
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X5
  • Land Rover LR2
  • Land Rover LR3
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Mitsubishi Endeavor
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Subaru Forester
  • Subaru Outback
  • Subaru Tribeca
  • Subaru B9 Tribeca
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda Element
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Honda Pilot
  • Honda Fit
  • Honda
  • Volvo V50
  • Volvo XC70
  • Volvo XC90
  • Volvo V70
  • Volvo V50
  • Audi Q7
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Rio5
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Rondo
  • Kia Spectra5
  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Sedona
  • Hummer H2 SUT
  • Hummer H2 SUV
  • Hummer H2 SUV
  • Lexus GX 470
  • Lexus RX 350
  • Lexus RX 400h
  • Lexus LX 470
  • Volkswagen R32
  • Buick Terraza
  • Buick Rainier
  • Buick Rendezvous
  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac Srx Crossover
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Cadillac ESV
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet HHR
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • GMC Acadia
  • GMC Envoy
  • GMC Yukon
  • GMC Yukon Hybrid
  • GMC Yukon XL
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Lincoln Navigator L
  • Mercury Mariner
  • Mercury Mariner Hybrid
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Mercury Monterey
  • Hyundai Entourage
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Hyundai Veracruz
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz R-Class
  • Jeep Commander
  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Liberty
  • Jeep Patriot
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Hummer H2 SUT
  • Hummer H2 SUV
  • Hummer H3 SUV
  • Pontiac Torrent
  • Pontiac Vibe
  • Saturn Outlook
  • Saturn VUE
  • Saturn VUE Green Line Hybrid
  • Saturn Relay
  • Saab 9-7X
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Suzuki SX4 Crossover
  • Suzuki SX4 Sport
  • Suzuki XL7

Note that this list is in no way complete. Even if you own an SUV that is not included on this list, there is still a chance that you own a lemon, especially if you have been grappling with chronic, repeated defects and issues that the dealership can’t seem to fix. The best way to know if you have bought or leased a lemon is to speak with a California SUV lemon lawyer today.

Proving Your SUV Is a Lemon in California

How can you prove to the manufacturer, or to a court, that you are driving a lemon SUV? Here’s what you need:
  • You must prove that your SUV has been to the repair shop repeatedly, and that the manufacturer had a reasonable opportunity to fix the problem or problems.
  • You must prove that your defect was not the result of regular wear, misuse, abuse, or an accident.
  • You must prove that your defect is a material defect; that is, that it affects the use, value, or safety of the vehicle.
  • You must prove that your SUV is covered by an express warranty, and that the warranty has not expired.
  • You must prove that the material defect has not been affected by aftermarket parts.

What If My SUV Is Used for Business Purposes?

In most cases, your sports utility vehicle lemon must be used for family, personal, or private use only. However, California lemon law makes an exception for small businesses, which it defines as companies that own or lease five or fewer vehicles. If your SUV is used for business, you must also prove that it weighs less than 10,000 pounds (even the largest SUVs do not normally weigh over 6,000 pounds).

Set Up a Free, Private Lemon Case Evaluation with an Experienced California SUV Lemon Attorney Today

It might feel stressful or overwhelming to take legal action when it comes to your lemon, but in some cases, hiring a lawyer is the best way to efficiently and successfully get a refund or a replacement vehicle. Douglas D. Law and his legal team are committed to helping his clients find justice and get what they deserve under the law in the wake of buying or leasing any type of lemon – including your sports utility vehicle.

To get started, we invite you to schedule a meeting with a California SUV lemon law lawyer for free, giving you an opportunity to ask legal questions, tell your story, and discuss your best legal options. Contact us today by filling out our online form or by calling us toll-free.

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