Lemon laws are designed to protect you in the event that your vehicle is defective. Generally speaking, you have to make a good faith effort to repair the problem before making a claim under the lemon law in your state. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a good faith effort and what you could be entitled to if a claim is successful.
How Many Attempts Must Be Made to Rectify a Problem?
Typically, you have to make at least one attempt to fix a problem that is considered to be life-threatening. This would include a problem with the engine, a brake line or an electrical component that could spark and cause a fire. However, you may need to allow a manufacturer multiple attempts to fix minor issues such as a heater that doesn’t work properly or key that gets stuck in the ignition.
How Do I Know If My Car Is Covered?
Generally speaking, this type of law only applies to passenger vehicles only. However, it is possible that RVs or other motorized vehicles are covered under such statutes. Consulting with an attorney will give you a chance to ask any questions that you may have about your case.
What Am I Entitled to If The Lemon Law Claim Is Successful?
In the event that your claim is accepted by the manufacturer, you could get your vehicle replaced. It is also possible to receive the market value of the vehicle. In some cases, a judge will rule on the matter if a manufacturer doesn’t believe that its product was defective. A claim could also be resolved through mediation or arbitration as opposed to going to court.
If you believe that your car is defective, visit YourLemonLawRights.com to see how Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center can help protect your rights.