How Do Auto Lemon Laws Work?
If you have recently bought or leased a new car and have had nothing but problems with it since you drove it off the lot, then it is possible that you have purchased a lemon. This is why federal regulations have lemon laws in place to ensure that residents of America are able to replace or receive a refund for a vehicle that was bought or leased and hasn’t been fixed after repeated tries from the company the car was made at. If you have what is known of as a lemon, read on below for a little bit of insight into the way that auto lemon law works.
The Way it Works
Each state in the United States has their own set of lemon laws. The auto lemon law of each state is the one that you will have to follow if you live in that particular state. The typical auto lemon law states the following as what has to happen before you file for relief.
* The car needs to be unable to run for at least 30 days in one to two years and remain defective.
* The car is taken to the company that made the car at least two to three times to be fixed, and it remains defective after every single visit. Keep in mind, that these problems need to happen with the car within an 18 month to two-year period, according to the state you live in.
* The car is deemed to be unsafe to drive, due to something unsafe such as failing brakes. There are a few states that do not have this provision in place in their lemon laws.
If you feel that you are dealing with a lemon and need help, contact the professionals at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® today.