Lemon Law

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State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Laws are designed to protect buyers of new motor vehicles. In fact, nationwide consumers dealing with a lemon may be protected under either the State Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (Also known as the federal lemon law), or both.

Under these protection laws, you may be eligible to receive a new vehicle, a complete repurchase, or compensation if your lemon car, truck, or motorcycle is facing defects and has been in the shop repeatedly for extended periods under your motor vehicle warranty.

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What is Lemon Law?

The term “lemon” refers to motor vehicles with defects. Such defects can be mechanical or electrical and can vary, from transmission-related issues to seat belt and suspension issues. Once an issue is reported, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will review the complaint and determine if an investigation is required. Should the investigation lead to conclusive results regarding the compliance of the vehicle with safety standards, or the existence of any safety-related issues, the NHTSA can require the manufacturer to recall the faulty vehicle or part and take action to ensure the consumer is provided with appropriate remedy.
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Does Every State Have a Lemon Law Statute?

Yes. The Lemon Law statute in Arizona protects the legal rights of motor vehicle purchasers from mechanical issues, defects, and/or condition. If the new motor vehicle fails to conform to all applicable express after several repair attempts, and the problems continue to persist and undermine the car’s functionality and value, the vehicle may actually qualify for lemon law protection under those laws.

Can a Used Car be a Lemon?

The state laws may include a provision for used car purchases. An implied warranty of merchantability exists for all used motor vehicles for fifteen calendar days after delivery of the vehicle to the purchaser or the first five hundred miles, whichever comes first.

Recognizing your car as a lemon requires knowledge of the state statute, where the specific legal definition of a lemon is outlined in detail. Our lemon law attorneys can assist with implementing the law in your situation and state by strategizing the approach to your lemon law case.

There are no easy or quick answers to this question, but speaking to a lemon law attorney can definitely help you. An expert in lemon law can provide a FREE case evaluation and assessment and tell you whether you have a claim worth pursuing.
Yes. It can depend on the statute of limitations, which can differ from one state to another. Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, however, the claim can be filed for up to four years after the breach of warranty.
Generally speaking, you may be entitled to a full refund or a comparable value. In addition, you are entitled to a reimbursement from the manufacturer for any legal expenses or fees incurred in processing the claim, which also include the fees charged by your lemon law attorney.

.A lemon law buyback is when the manufacturer repurchases your vehicle because it qualifies as a lemon. This repurchase consists of a refund of all the money you spent towards the purchase or lease of your lemon vehicle, including the down-payment, all of your monthly payments (including tax and finance charges), and a prorated portion of your registration, minus a usage fee, which is value for the period that your car had no issues whatsoever.

In addition, The repurchase also includes reimbursement for any incidental or consequential expenses that you had as a result of your lemon, such as rental car or towing expenses. Additionally, the balance of your loan on your vehicle will be fully paid.”

There shouldn’t be any retainer or upfront costs. A good lemon law attorney will provide a FREE assessment and should your vehicle qualify as a lemon, the manufacturer will pay all of your legal expenses. This means that your lemon law attorney should never bill you.
Unfortunately, the timeline can vary depending on many factors, especially if your vehicle’s history is complex or puzzling. It may take as little as 90 days or several months, but this is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
As long as repairs are being performed pursuant to the manufacturer’s warranty, and whether they are still under warranty or not. If so, then they could qualify under lemon laws. Nevertheless, it’s always best to seek the advice of a lemon law attorney.
It is important to hire a firm with experience and the knowledge to handle your lemon law case. Your attorney must have years of experience and complete knowledge of your state’s specific lemon laws.
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