Should I Just Ignore the Issues I’m Having with My Vehicle?
No! Do not just ignore the issues you’re having with your vehicle; especially if you think you have a lemon on your hands. You, as the consumer, have the ability to fight against vehicle manufacturers and you have the rights and entitlements of the Lemon Law on your side. Lemon Laws provide the consumer power by offering protections from faulty vehicles that compromise the safety, use or value of the vehicles. If your vehicle is defective and cannot be repaired, you might have a lemon on your hands. If you bought or leased a lemon vehicle, you definitely have options and a possible Lemon Law case that can compensate you for your misfortune.
Lemon Laws vary by state; but in general; the law allows you to get rid of your lemon vehicle and receive fair compensation. The California Lemon Law protects consumers who have purchased or leased new and even used vehicles that are covered by a warranty when there are defective issues with that vehicle. With the Lemon Law, the automobile manufacturer should attempt to repair the vehicle’s issues. However, if after at least two repair attempts for a serious safety issue or at least four repair attempts a non safety issue, the vehicle cannot be repaired or if it unsafe to operate, the consumer can receive a like-for-like replacement vehicle or a refund. Compensation also includes fees you may have incurred such as rental car charges towing fees and your attorneys fees and costs.
You should not ignore your issue or put it on hold. Don’t give up hope either. There are Lemon Law attorneys who are experts that can advise you of your legal rights in order to decipher if your particular issue is a valid Lemon Law case. An expert Lemon Law attorney will be able to assist you throughout the process of making a claim and battling the vehicle manufacturer to receive compensation that you legally deserve. Usually Lemon Law attorneys will not charge a fee up front and once you settle your case with the manufacturer, the manufacturer should make a reasonable contribution towards your legal fees and costs related to the claim.