Cars have become a popular mode of transportation because they’re usually an easier way to get from Point A to Point B than doing it the old fashioned way, by foot. That’s why some people may be surprised to hear that one automaker is working on a new vehicle that walks.
Hyundai’s Elevate is a futuristic prototype whose four wheel are attached to robot legs. The concept vehicle looks like something you might find roaming jagged territory on another planet. That’s kind of the point: the idea is that the Elevate can scale walls and get into disaster areas that otherwise would be inaccessible.
“When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot,” Hyundai Vice President John Suh said when the concept was announced last year. “Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete.”
But Suh also said the new cars could eventually make transportation easier for disabled passengers. The extended legs, for example, could allow a person who can’t navigate stairs to be picked up at their doorsteps.
How the California Lemon Law Works
Whether it’s new bells and whistles that make driving easier or the reimaging of vehicles like the Elevate, design and technology advancements offer both opportunity and risk. Many cars leave the assembly plant with serious defects that can raise serious safety hazards.
That’s where California’s lemon law comes in. The state law requires car manufacturers to take certain steps to repair defects on vehicles while they are under warranty. If the manufacturer isn’t able to fix the problem, the carmaker is required to replace the vehicle with a new one or compensate the owner for the purchase price and other related expenses. It’s ultimately the buyer’s decision whether to take a new car or get his or her money back.
To be covered by the law, you must take certain steps to try to get the car repaired while it’s under warranty. You also have to document those efforts, as well as any signs that the repair work wasn’t successful.
Talk With an Experienced California Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’re a California car owner driving a lemon, you’re well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. An attorney can guide you through the legal process and help you build the strongest possible case.
The California lemon law attorneys the Bickel Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across the state. Our lawyers work aggressively to resolve these cases for the people that we represent.
Our offices are conveniently located in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.