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Lemon Law

The term “lemon” is generally thought of as applying to defective vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, RVs and SUVs. Lemon law refers to the individual state laws that protect consumers’ rights regarding defective vehicles.

Lemon lawsuits deal with cars that have been in the repair shop multiple times, often for the same problem. Every state has its own lemon law and each one is slightly different. Some states (Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico, and North Dakota) have weak lemon laws and consumers may decide to pursue a case based on a Federal Lemon Law (AKA “Magnuson Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvements Act”) instead

Is Your Vehicle A Lemon?

Have you been sold a defective car and the dealer or manufacturer refuses to fix it, refund your money, or replace the vehicle? If so, your car may be a lemon!

To qualify as a lemon under most state laws, there are 2 main criteria you must meet:

  1. The vehicle must have a substantial defect covered by the warranty that occurred within a certain period of time from purchase or a number of miles after purchase.
  2. The vehicle is not fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts.

If you have had at least three repair attempts for the same problem, or if your vehicle has been out of service (in a manufacturer authorized repair facility) for a total of 30 days or more, your vehicle may be a lemon.

What Lemon Law Attorneys Can Do

If you recently purchased a vehicle, and you believe that the vehicle may be a “lemon”, one of the first steps you should take is to contact an experienced Lemon Law Attorney. Automobile buyers are entitled to legal protections pertaining to the condition of the vehicle. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help ensure that your Lemon Law rights are protected to the full extent.

What is your Lemon Law Rights?

Your Lemon Law rights do not last forever. Some state legislatures have created a Lemon Law rights period, i.e. in Florida, the rights period lasts for the first 24 months after the delivery date of your vehicle. All defects should appear during the Lemon Law rights period for you to have a valid Lemon Law action. You then have 60 days after your Lemon Law rights period ends to seek arbitration or file a lawsuit under the Lemon Law.

Contact The Relion Group today to get qualified for a Lemon Law case. We will connect you to a Lemon Law lawyer who can advise you on your rights. Do not delay, applicable Lemon Laws have limited time periods in which to file a claim after you purchase a car.

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