The San Diego Lemon Law Center

(858) 270-7000

The Law Office of Michael E. Lindsey

Documents are important in these cases, so keep a file. The most important ones are;

1. The Purchase or Lease Contract.
2. Copies of the repair orders.

Also, if you have them,

3. Copies of any correspondence or emails.
4. Pictures or video of the problem. (For example, if there is a light on the instrument cluster, take a picture and save it.)

Don't talk about lemon law at the dealership or with the manufacturer. That will make it more difficult to get repairs or paperwork. What you need to do is take it to them and ask them to fix it. Be helpful, and if you can demonstrate the problem for them, do that. Also, if a light comes on on your dash, take a picture and show it to them at the dealership to help them locate the problem.

I have specialized in lemon law for more than 20 years. I have helped make good law for consumers with 10 published cases. I attended USC in Los Angeles, USD School of Law. My practice is exclusively consumer law. I am a member of the National Consumer Law Center, and the National Association of Consumer Attorneys, nationwide organizations representing consumers on important areas of the law that affect all consumers. I have been a contributor to NACA publications on consumer law issues, with 10 published opinions from California Courts of Appeal, and from the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Lindsey has represented consumers in claims against automobile finance companies, dealers and manufacturers since 1995, and is admitted to the all federal courts in California.

Mr. Lindsey has handled hundreds of vehicle cases, under the Automobile Sales Finance Act, the Song-Beverly Act, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.  To date, Mr. Lindsey has 10 published opinions.  

Oregel v. American Isuzu, 90 Cal.App.4th 1094 (2001);
Juarez v. Arcadia Financial, (2007) 152 Cal.App.4th 889;
Paduano v. American Honda Motor, (2009) 169 Cal.App.4th 1453;
Ortega v. Toyota, 572 F.Supp.2d 1218, published on April 9, 2010;
Salenga v. Mitsubishi Credit, (2010) 183 Cal.App.4th 986;
Aho v. AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc. (2011) 277 F.R.D. 609;
Aguayo v. U.S. Bank (2011) 653 F.3d 912;
Ramirez v. Balboa Thrift and Loan (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 765;
Aguayo v. U.S. Bank (S.D. Cal., May 4, 2016)184 F.Supp.3d 820;
Goglin v. BMW of North America, LLC (2016) 4 Cal.App.5th 462.

San Diego Lemon Law Center | The Law Office of Michael E. Lindsey
Tel: (858) 270-7000 Fax: (858) 270-7710 | 4455 Morena Blvd., Ste. 207 San Diego, CA, 92117 (see map)

General Information Only

The information in the San Diego Lemon Law Center pages is for general information only and is not intended to be taken as legal advice. If you have a specific legal question or problem, please feel free to contact us or you should promptly consult with an Attorney handling such matters in your area for advice.