Tesla Lemon Law

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Protecting Your Rights Against Defective Vehicles

Are you the owner of a Tesla vehicle experiencing persistent defects and issues? Don’t let a lemon ruin your driving experience! We will help you understand your Tesla Lemon Law rights, steps to take, and how to seek recourse if you find yourself stuck with a faulty vehicle.

Understanding the Tesla Lemon Law

The Tesla Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers who have purchased or leased new vehicles that repeatedly exhibit defects affecting their safety, value, or use. If your Tesla vehicle meets specific criteria, you may be entitled to a replacement, refund, or repair at the manufacturer’s expense.

Tesla Models

Popular Tesla Models with Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) and Recalls.

Common Tesla Issues

  • Air Bags
  • Air Conditioning
  • Autopilot Malfunction
  • Brakes
  • Cameras (Back up)
  • Charging Problems
  • Drivetrain
  • Doors / Falcon Doors
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engines
  • Heating System
  • Seat Issues
  • Sensor Issues
  • Software / Computer Issues
  • Steering Rack
  • Suspension
  • Touchscreen Issues
  • Water Leaks
  • Windows


Tesla Buyback Lemon Law Qualifications

To qualify for a buyback under the Tesla Lemon Law, several conditions generally need to be met:

Repetitive Defects: The vehicle must have a substantial defect or issue that occurs repeatedly, even after multiple repair attempts.

Safety, Value, or Use Affected: The defect must significantly impact the safety, value, or use of the vehicle. This can include issues affecting essential components like the engine, transmission, brakes, steering, and other vital systems.

Warranty Coverage: The defects must arise within the vehicle’s warranty period or within a specified timeframe, often referred to as the “eligibility period.”

Number of Repair Attempts: Depending on the state’s Lemon Law, the manufacturer or dealership typically must be given a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect. If they are unable to do so within this limit, the vehicle may qualify for a buyback. This means that an authorized Tesla repair dealership must first have the opportunity to attempt to repair your Tesla. If unsuccessful after multiple visits to the dealership, then the Tesla vehicle might be considered a lemon. 

Days Out of Service: In some states, the Lemon Law may require the vehicle to be out of service for a specific number of days due to repair attempts. If this threshold is crossed, the vehicle might meet the buyback qualifications. However, in California there is no requirement for the number of days your Tesla stays at the dealership for repairs. That being said, if your Tesla was at the dealership being repaired for a long period of time, that is a good indication that there has been a significant impact on use, which is important under lemon law.

Arbitration or Legal Process: If the manufacturer and the dealership does not adequately address the defects, the consumer may need to engage in arbitration or pursue legal action to seek a remedy.

State-Specific Laws: Lemon Laws vary from state to state, so it’s crucial to understand the specific regulations in your jurisdiction. Some states have stricter requirements, while others are more lenient.

Process to File for a Tesla Lemon Law Claim

  1. We review your case
  2. Documentation is gathered
  3. A claim is opened with Tesla
  4. The claim is resolved with Tesla
  5. You receive payment for your Tesla Lemon

Why Choose Us for Your Tesla Lemon Law Case?

Our team of expert lemon law attorneys specializes in cases involving defective vehicles, including all Tesla models (S, X, 3, and Y). We have a proven track record of successfully advocating for consumers’ rights and securing the compensation they deserve.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation on your Tesla

Don’t let a lemon ruin your Tesla experience. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your options under the Tesla Lemon Law. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the process and fight for your rights as a consumer.

Remember, you have rights when it comes to a defective Tesla vehicle. Let us help you navigate the Tesla Lemon Law and ensure you receive the resolution you deserve.

Disclaimer: This page provides general information and should not be considered legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney for advice related to your specific situation.

What is a Tesla Lemon Law?

The Tesla Lemon Law, like other Lemon Laws, is a legal framework designed to protect consumers who purchase or lease vehicles that turn out to be defective. Specifically, the Tesla Lemon Law applies to Tesla electric vehicles that experience significant and persistent defects, ensuring that consumers have recourse when their vehicle fails to meet the expected standards of quality, safety, and performance.

Under the Tesla Lemon Law, if a Tesla vehicle meets certain criteria and experiences repeated defects or malfunctions within a specific timeframe, the owner or lessee may be entitled to receive a replacement vehicle, a refund, or a repurchase of the defective vehicle by the manufacturer.

It’s important to note that Lemon Laws can differ significantly from one jurisdiction to another, both in terms of the criteria for qualification and the specific steps required to file a claim. If you believe your Tesla vehicle is a lemon, it’s advisable to consult with a legal professional who specializes in Lemon Law cases to understand your rights and options under the specific laws in your state.