Some Common Misconceptions About The Lemon Law

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Many automobile consumers are aware that the Lemon Law exists, but they may not know what that means for them.  There are many common misconceptions about the Lemon Law and consumers need to have correct and accurate knowledge in order to pursue a valid Lemon Law claim.

Consumers often believe there is one absolute Lemon Law that covers motor vehicles for defects and safety issues.  However, this is not the case.  There is not one federal Lemon Law.  Rather, each state has its own Lemon Law which differs from state to state, yet contains similar fundamentals.  Each state protects purchasers or leasers of a new motor vehicle (or other goods) from serious, defective mechanical and/or electrical problems or flaws associated with a vehicle that occur during the manufacturer’s warranty.  Depending on the state, the Lemon Law may also provide protection for used lemon vehicles.

Many consumers believe they only have a short period of time from when they purchased or leased the vehicle to return it if they believe it is a lemon.   This is not true.  The Lemon Law will protect consumers as long as there is a valid manufacturer’s warranty and if there is documented proof demonstrating the defects, damages and repairs that could not be fixed after a reasonable number of attempts to fix the vehicle.   What constitutes a reasonable number of repair attempts to repair the vehicle will differ from state to state.

Consumers should not wait to file a timely lemon law claim and assert their rights.  There is a statute of limitations that differs in each state, which proscribes the time in which a lawsuit may be filed.  Also, it is generally a better idea to file a Lemon Law claim before the warranty period is up. If your has been repaired repeatedly, and think your vehicle might be a lemon, call the Lemon Law Experts for a fast and free case evaluation.  Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling thousands of lemon law claims.  Call us today to speak directly with a lemon law attorney at (877) 885-5366.