If you believe you leased or purchased a lemon Volkswagen and the manufacturer has failed to fix it after several attempts, you may be entitled to compensation through your state’s or the federal government’s Lemon Law statutes. To determine if you are eligible to get rid of your lemon and be reimbursed for your repair — and lawsuit-related expenses, call the Lemon Law Experts at 877-885-5366.
Common Types of Volkswagens Lemon Law Cases
Our Lemon Law attorneys have handled thousands of cases of defective or malfunctioning consumer goods, including for Volkswagen lemons. Some of the models that have been named in consumer lemon law complaints include Beetles, Jettas, Tiguans, Touregs, Passats, Golfs, Eos and GTIs.
Wronged consumers contact us each day, asking for counsel and being completely frustrated with their vehicles and the manufacturers’ inability to fix them. Below are a few of the issues we have come across that have gone wrong with Volkswagens.
- Fuel or water leaks
- Faulty check engine lights
- Dashboard light errors
- Loss of oil
- Headlights that don’t function correctly
- Vibrations in the steering column
- Misalignment than cannot be fixed
- Trunk failures, e.g., spontaneously opening while driving or failure to open
- Electrical issues with the radio and air conditioning
- Ignition malfunctions or issues that cause the car to lose power completely
Manufacturer’s Responsibility to Consumers
People who feel stuck with a lemon car become desperate for a way out their lease/loan agreement. Fortunately, when you’ve saddled with a lemon car, the law provides that the manufacturer must make good on the warranty.
California Lemon Laws state that if the manufacturer is unable to service or repair a new motor vehicle in such a way that it conforms to the applicable express warranties after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer has two options: 1) replace the vehicle, or 2) repurchase the vehicle from the consumer.
As a car owner, you also have certain responsibilities to qualify for a Lemon Law suit. Each state varies in its requirements, but generally, you will need to take your Volkswagen on several occasions to the dealer to give them adequate opportunity to amend the defect. You’ll also have to notify the manufacturer in writing of the need for repair. Your lawyer can explain the exact requirements and procedures as per your state’s laws.
What to Do If You Have a Volkswagen Lemon
If you have a Volkswagen lemon, there are several things you can do. Make sure you’ve taken your car to the repair shop, notified the manufacturer in writing, and kept records of all the shop appointments and correspondence you’ve had. This info can help support your case if you qualify to sue the manufacturer for damages.
You also can file a safety complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via SaferCar.gov or by calling the Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. You might want to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau either on its online BBB Lemon Law Complaint Form or by calling the Bureau directly at 800-955-5100.
You will want to talk to a Lemon Law attorney about your situation for help seeking a resolution to your case. As a consumer, you are protected by your state’s Lemon Laws, as well as the federal Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. These laws can provide you relief in the form of a refund, replacement, or cash settlement.
Our firm handles all types of Lemon Law cases, and our team of legal experts would be happy to review your case in a no-cost consultation. Contact The Lemon Law Experts today at 877-885-5366 to schedule an appointment.