Certified pre-owned used car warranties and the California lemon law
If you purchased your used vehicle from a new car dealer as a “certified pre-owned” used vehicle, you have the benefit of the California lemon law. These factory sponsored “CPO” (Certified Pre-Owned) vehicles come with a written warranty backed by the manufacturer.
Even if your vehicle is out of the manufacturer’s original new vehicle limited warranty, you still have California lemon law protection during the “certified pre-owned” warranty period.
All repairs must be performed by an authorized dealer for the brand of vehicle you have purchased to have the repairs done under factory warranty (and/or CPO warranty), making them legally applicable repair attempts under our California lemon law statute definition.