What is the Lemon Law?
The Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers that purchase new cars, trucks, SUVs and mini-vans. As of 1993 all fifty U.S. states have passed Lemon Laws. Each state has different standards and procedures, but all have similar coverage. There are also other Consumer Protection laws that apply to consumer product purchases. Complaints, recalls and class actions are also an option for certain cases. There are options for new, used and leased vehicles.
If you are experiencing problems with your automobile, you should first take the automobile to the manufacturer’s authorized dealership for repair.
- If the dealer is unable to resolve your problem, you should discuss the matter with the service manager.
- If the service manager is unable to resolve your problem, you should contact the manufacturer via telephone or in writing.
- DO NOT leave the dealership without your repair order (no repair order means no proof of repair).
- Make sure the repair order accurately reflects the date you dropped off the vehicle for repair and the date you picked up the vehicle when the repairs were completed.
- Make sure the dealership accurately describes your complaints in your words, not the dealership’s words.
Documentation is critical to protecting your rights.
- Never leave the dealership without a copy of your repair order.
- Make sure your repair order states all of your vehicle’s deficiencies.
- Always make certain that the work order states the date and time you leave your vehicle for repair, the repairs that were performed and the date you pick it up.
- Always save all repair orders.
- The dealer or manufacturer may inform you that you do not have a claim under the lemon law.
- If you are unable to get satisfaction you should contact a lemon law attorney to find out more about your rights.
- You should contact us for that determination. Assistance is only a moment away.
What if the Lemon Law Does Not Apply?
If the defects with your vehicle do not meet the requirements of the Lemon Law, you may have claims under other state and federal laws that protect owners of new or used vehicles.
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Law Summary
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty act is a Federal Law that protects the buyer of any product which costs more than $25 and comes with an express written warranty.This law applies to any product that you buy that does not perform as it should.
Uniform Commercial Code Summary
UCC/TARR -The Uniform Commercial Code or UCC has been enacted in all 50 states and some of the territories of the United States. It is the primary source of law in all contracts dealing with the sale of products. The TARR refers to Tender, Acceptance, Rejection, Revocation and applies to different aspects of the consumer’s “relationship” with the purchased goods.
If you are unable to get satisfaction you should contact a lemon law attorney to find out more about your rights.
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