Common Vehicle Defects

Common Vehicle Defects in Seattle

Detail-Oriented Legal Guidance for Vehicle Owners in King, Snohomish, and Spokane County

You have the right to monetary compensation or replacement of a vehicle that is considered defective under Washington’s Lemon Law. The Law Office of Cosmin Popa can take a detailed look at your case to determine whether the defect in your vehicle qualifies as a lemon defect and your legal options following your claim. Don’t jeopardize your safety by trying to make a faulty vehicle work; you have rights as a vehicle owner to remedy the situation.

Contact our Lemon Law lawyer at the Law Office of Cosmin Popa to learn more about your legal options following a defect in your vehicle.

Examples of Common Vehicle Defects

By legal definition, a vehicle is considered a lemon if it has one or more significant defects despite several attempts to repair the problems under the manufacturer’s warranty. (“Several attempts” is specified as 2 or more attempts for issues causing injury or death or 4 or more attempts otherwise). 

A Lemon Law defect is anything that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. Some of the most common vehicle defects are:

  • Faulty brakes
  • Faulty accelerator controls
  • Faulty windshield wipers
  • Malfunctioning fuel gauges causing fuel leakage
  • Engine temperature issues (e.g., overheating, coolant leaks)
  • Faulty headlights and brake lights
  • Failure to start
  • Faulty steering components causing partial or complete loss of vehicle control
  • Seats that fail unexpectedly during normal use
  • Airbag defects (e.g., deploy under conditions for which they are not intended to)
  • Defective child safety seats
  • Malfunctioning speedometers 

Resolve Your Vehicle Defect with a Lemon Law Lawyer

Our Lemon Law attorney at the Law Office of Cosmin Popa can explain your legal options for remedying a vehicle defect that hampers your safety and that might be the responsibility of your manufacturer. Whether your car has faulty brakes, defective airbags, or some other safety issue, you may be eligible for compensation by filing a Lemon Law claim.

Contact the Law Office of Cosmin Popa to learn more about the legal process and your options for recourse.