The Land Rover Lemon Law Buyback Process: Everything You Need To Know



Few things are more stressful and frustrating than dealing with a vehicle that constantly breaks down. After enduring months of persistent issues that seem impossible for the auto manufacturer to fix, you are now seeking a way out of this predicament.

We understand your frustration. If you are a California resident burdened with a defective Land Rover, the California Lemon Law may offer a solution to your car problems. In this comprehensive article, we will provide you with the necessary information to initiate your claim.

We will discuss the Land Rover Lemon Law buyback settlement, explaining how it operates and how you can compel the auto manufacturer to repurchase your defective vehicle. We will also explore the common vehicle issues reported in Land Rover Lemon Law complaints and specify which models are eligible under this law. Finally, we will guide you through the process of filing a claim and clue you in on how to secure the services of a top-tier Lemon Law attorney without incurring any expenses.


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✅ Get compensation.
✅ Get rid of the defective vehicle.
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What is the Land Rover Lemon Law Buyback Option?

The California Lemon Law (officially known as the California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act) offers a remedy known as a buyback or repurchase, which aims to compensate consumers for the expenses incurred in purchasing or leasing a defective Land Rover.

In essence, the Land Rover Lemon Law buyback settlement option occurs when the company agrees to repurchase the vehicle from a customer and provides a settlement amount that includes:

  • The original purchase cost the vehicle.
  • Sales taxes paid
  • All financing incurred.
  • Vehicle registration fees.
  • Past loan repayments.
  • Any outstanding balance on your car loan.
  • Out-of-pocket repair expenses.
  • Towing and alternative transportation costs.
  • Civil penalties, if applicable.
  • Reasonable attorney fees and court filing costs.

When pursuing your Lemon Law claim, it’s always possible to win a buyback settlement by way of:

  • Direct negotiations with Land Rover.
  • Obtaining a court verdict.
  • Seeking an arbitration ruling.

In the next sections, we will explore how this process works and the criteria you need to meet in order to qualify for compensation. In the meantime, you can watch the video above to gain a better understanding of this Lemon Law settlement option:

How Does The Land Rover Buyback Program Work?

The Land Rover buyback program offers a repurchase or buyback arrangement as a means of indemnifying customers who purchased a lemon vehicle from the car manufacturer. This program covers both newly purchased or leased vehicles and used Land Rover vehicles, provided that the defects were identified during the original warranty period.

How can I get Land Rover to buy back my vehicle?

To be eligible for compensation under this program, your vehicle must meet specific criteria, which we will discuss in the next section, and you must file a claim. The defects or issues should significantly impact the vehicle’s use, functionality, safety, and resale value.

Moreover, Land Rover should have been aware of these defects, had the opportunity to repair them and failed to do so after multiple attempts. Please refer to the required number of repair visits (listed in the next section) needed to meet the legal requirements.

Land Rover has offered me a trade-in. Is this the same as a buyback?

No, a buyback is different from a car trade-in. A car trade-in occurs when you exchange your old vehicle at its current market price (which is depreciated) for a discount toward buying a new vehicle. On the other hand, a lemon law buyback occurs when the manufacturer takes back your car and reimburses you the full amount you paid for it, along with other related expenses, as outlined in the previous section.

In the following section, we will provide detailed information on how your Land Rover can qualify as a lemon and become eligible for compensation.

Criteria to Qualify for a Land Rover Lemon Law Buyback

Not all defective Land Rover vehicles are eligible for compensation under California Lemon Law. To be considered a lemon, your Land Rover must meet any of the following criteria:

  • The car has been brought back to the dealership for repairs at least two times for a major safety defect.
  • The car has been brought back to the Land Rover dealership for repairs at least four times for a non-safety defect or issue.
  • The vehicle has been kept at the dealership for repairs for a total of more than 30 days (cumulative) for any combination of defects.

If any of these conditions are met within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles, the car is automatically presumed to be a lemon under the Legal Presumption of Lemon Law.

However, what if the car problems occur after the initial 18 months or 18,000 miles?

If the defects or issues arise outside of this timeframe, your vehicle may still be eligible for a Lemon Law compensation if the ongoing problems originated within the vehicle’s warranty period. For Land Rover, their current New Vehicle Limited Warranty extends to 4 years or 50,000 miles and they also provide a 6-year corrosion or perforation warranty. For more information, please visit the Land Rover Vehicle Warranty and Service page.


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Common Land Rover Car Problems

Although various Land Rover vehicle models may exhibit unique defects, there are certain issues that tend to appear across multiple models. Many Lemon Law claims against Land Rover have been filed due to one or more of these issues. Below are some examples:

  • Defective vehicle height sensor
  • Electrical issues
  • Faulty air suspension
  • Transmission slippage/jerking
  • Parking brake failure
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Persistent coolant leak
  • Sticking ignition switch
  • Steering system defects
  • Check engine light
  • Engine overheating
  • Uneven brake/ rotor wear

It is important to note that the defects mentioned here are not the only ones that can qualify your vehicle as a lemon. You may be experiencing a completely different problem with your Land Rover. The one thing to remember is that any persistent or recurring defect or issue that significantly affects the use, safety, or value of the vehicle can serve as grounds for filing a complaint.


Land Rover Vehicle Models with Known Defects

Which Land Rover models are covered by the Lemon Law? In California, the Lemon Law applies to the following Land Rover vehicle models:

Land Rover Defender SUV
Land Rover Discovery SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Range Rover SUV
Range Rover Evoque SUV / Convertible
Range Rover Sport SUV
Range Rover Velar SUV

If you are a California resident and own a defective Land Rover (any of the mentioned models) that is still within the original manufacturer’s warranty, you may be eligible for compensation.

Our team specializes in assisting owners file their Lemon Law claims for these Land Rover models from the years:

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024

You may have observed that we are quite specific about these model years because there is a statute of limitations in California that may disqualify earlier models from Lemon Law compensation. If you own a Land Rover lemon, you should file a claim for compensation as early as possible to avoid losing due to this technicality.


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The Land Rover Buyback Process Explained

The Land Rover buyback process under California Lemon Law is typically straightforward. The following steps are typically involved in this procedure:

Hiring an Attorney

Having a knowledgeable and skilled Lemon Law attorney by your side as you pursue a Lemon Law claim will significantly enhance your chances of success. They will provide expert guidance throughout the process, advocating on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected. In the concluding section of this article, we will explain how you can access the services of a highly skilled California attorney without having to pay any expenses.

Meeting the Legal Requirements

This step is crucial. It is necessary for Land Rover to have been aware of the defects in your car and made an adequate number of repair attempts. This is a legal requirement, and if the number of repair visits falls short, your attorney may advise you to take your vehicle back to the shop a few more times to fulfill this requirement.

Repair Documents as Evidence

A huge part of the documentary evidence to support your case will be those repair orders and repair invoices you get from the dealership each time you take the car in for repairs. Additional documents such as warranty papers, purchase or lease receipts, financing documents, towing fees, out-of-pocket repair receipts, etc. may also be required by your attorney.

Filing a Case Against Land Rover

Once all necessary documentary evidence has been gathered, your lawyer will initiate the process of filing a case in court. Once the case is officially filed, Land Rover will be bound by a strict timeline set by the court to respond to your claim for compensation.

Negotiating a Settlement

In California, it is common for manufacturers to choose to settle the claim outside of court. This is mainly because they are aware that our attorneys will not file a claim without substantial evidence to support it.

Going to Trial

If the settlement offer from Land Rover (which may include buyback, cash compensation, or vehicle replacement) is deemed unacceptable to you, your lawyer is fully prepared to take legal action in court on your behalf. Their objective is to secure a more advantageous settlement offer for your defective Land Rover.


Alternate Land Rover Settlement Options

In addition to the potential Land Rover buyback settlement outcome, there are alternative options that the auto manufacturer may offer to compensate you for a defective vehicle. The two most common alternatives are Vehicle Replacement and Cash-and-Keep Settlement.

Vehicle Replacement

Instead of a buyback, Land Rover may propose replacing the defective vehicle with a similar make and model that is free from any Lemon Law-covered defects or issues. This option allows you to have a fully functional vehicle without the ongoing problems.

Cash and Keep Settlement

Alternatively, Land Rover may offer a cash settlement that allows you to retain ownership of the defective vehicle. This negotiated amount is intended to compensate for the diminished value of the vehicle due to its ongoing issues. With this option, you have the flexibility to keep the vehicle while also receiving financial compensation for its defects.

Bear in mind that these settlement options can vary based on the unique circumstances of your case and the negotiations with Land Rover. Seeking advice from a Lemon Law attorney is advisable as they can provide guidance on the available options and assist in pursuing the most suitable resolution for your case.


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Land Rover Lemon Law Buyback: The Best Settlement Option

When it comes to seeking compensation for a defective vehicle, the Land Rover Lemon Law buyback option is the most favorable outcome you can hope to attain.

Under this agreement, if your vehicle qualifies, Land Rover commits to repurchasing the defective vehicle and compensating you for the full amount you initially paid for it. Although there may be deductions such as a mileage offset, obtaining the buyback settlement guarantees that you not only recover the entire amount you paid for the vehicle but will also be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs, towing, and temporary rental vehicles during the repair process.

All things considered, the Land Rover Lemon Law Buyback settlement is unquestionably the most advantageous resolution for a Lemon Law claim involving a defective Land Rover in California.

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Contact a Land Rover Lemon Law Attorney Right Away

The next step is straightforward. Schedule a complimentary consultation with a reputable Land Rover Lemon Law attorney today.

If you are a California resident and own a defective Land Rover with persistent issues covered by the warranty, which the auto manufacturer has made unsuccessful attempts to resolve, you may be eligible for compensation.

Take prompt action by initiating a Lemon Law claim with the support of a knowledgeable lawyer. Your attorney will skillfully assess the strength of your case, offer personalized legal guidance, and expertly navigate you through the claims process.

Here’s the best part – you won’t incur any financial burden for these services. That’s right! You can have a top-tier attorney by your side without paying any out-of-pocket expenses.

In California, Lemon Law attorneys operate on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means that their attorney fees are covered by the manufacturer (Land Rover) as part of the settlement, and they only receive payment if they successfully prosecute your case!

This is your chance to resolve this issue once and for all. It’s time to take action and secure the compensation you rightly deserve. Remember, the law is on your side, and you shouldn’t be stuck with a lemon!


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Land Rover logo and iconic Land Rover vehicleLand Rover, a British brand owned by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a subsidiary of India’s Tata Motors since 2008, specializes in predominantly four-wheel drive, off-road capable vehicles. The Land Rover name was established in 1948 by the Rover Company for a utilitarian 4WD off-road vehicle. At present, the Land Rover lineup primarily focuses on upmarket and luxury sport utility vehicles.

One of Land Rover’s most successful models is the Discovery Sport, which achieved global sales of 95,520 units in 2018. Following closely behind is the Range Rover Sport with 77,847 units sold. The Discovery Sport replaced the Freelander model and held the title of Europe’s best-selling 4×4 for five consecutive years after its introduction in 1997.

Land Rover is renowned for manufacturing high-end SUVs known for their reliability and comfortable, spacious interiors. However, like other brands, Land Rover has experienced instances where vehicles exhibit serious safety concerns during the warranty period, despite their reputation for quality craftsmanship.