Consumer Lemon Law

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Consumer Lemon Law Lawyers Near You

Welcome to Consumer Lemon Law, where we specialize in finding a Lemon Law attorney near you.

Our dedicated team of advocates understands the frustration and complexity that comes with dealing with a lemon vehicle.

We are here to streamline the process, ensuring you find the right Lemon Lawyer in your area,

Our network includes experienced lemon law attorneys who are well-versed in consumer rights and have a track record of successfully resolving lemon car issues.

Reach out to us today to get connected with a lemon law attorney in your area who can review your case.

Simply call us or fill out our online form to start the process.        

Definition of a Lemon

A lemon is typically a vehicle or consumer product that has a significant defect covered by a warranty and remains unrepairable after a reasonable number of attempts.

Reasonable Repair Attempts

The law often stipulates what constitutes a reasonable number of repair attempts. For vehicles, this might be a specific number of attempts to fix the same defect or a cumulative number of days the vehicle is out of service due to repairs

The 3 R's

The consumer may be entitled to a repair, replacement, or refund if a product is deemed a lemon. This often includes the cost of the vehicle, taxes, registration fees, and any other consequential expenses.

Federal Lemon Law - Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

In addition to state laws, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act also provides protection, ensuring that consumers can enforce their warranty rights.

Arbitration and Legal Action

Some lemon laws require consumers to go through an arbitration process before filing a lawsuit. Others allow direct legal action against the manufacturer or dealer.

How Do I Know I Have a Valid Lemon Law Claim?

✅ Warranty Period: The defect must have first appeared while the vehicle was still under the manufacturer’s warranty.

✅ Reasonable Repair Attempts: You must have given the manufacturer or dealer a reasonable number of attempts to fix the defect.

✅ Substantial Impairment: The defect must substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, or safety.

✅ Duration of Repairs: The vehicle must have been out of service for repairs for a significant amount of time, often defined by specific state laws.

What Are My Lemon Law Rights?

✊ You have the right to have your defective vehicle repaired by the manufacturer or authorized dealer. 

✊ You have the right to a refund or replacement vehicle if the repairs are unsuccessful within a reasonable number of attempts. 

✊ You have the right to potentially receive compensation for related expenses when applicable. 

Consult with a Lemon Law attorney to fully understand your rights.

Are State Lemon Laws All The Same?

State Lemon Laws are not all the same; they vary significantly from state to state. 

🍋 Coverage Scope: While all 50 states have lemon laws for new cars, only a few states extend these protections to used cars like California.

🍋 Eligibility Criteria: The criteria for what constitutes a lemon, such as the number of repair attempts or the number of days the vehicle is out of service, differ across states.

🍋 Remedies Offered: The type of compensation (replacement, refund, or monetary compensation) and the specifics of how it is calculated can vary.

🍋 Warranty Period: The duration of the warranty period under which a vehicle qualifies for lemon law protection is not uniform across states.

🍋 Federal vs. State Laws: In addition to state-specific lemon laws, there is a federal lemon law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which provides a baseline of protection across the country.

🍋 Application to Leased Vehicles: Some states include leased vehicles under their lemon laws, while others do not.

Can Any Attorney File a Lemon Law Claim?

Technically, any licensed attorney can file a lemon law claim. However, lemon law is a specialized area of law with its own complexities and nuances. 

⚖️ Specialization and Experience: Lemon law cases often require specific knowledge of consumer protection laws and experience with the automotive industry. 

⚖️ State-Specific Laws: Lemon laws vary by state, so it’s beneficial to have a lawyer who is well-versed in the specific lemon laws of the state where the claim is being filed.

⚖️ Effective Representation: A specialized lemon law attorney may be more effective in negotiating with auto manufacturers and navigating the legal process to achieve a favorable outcome.

⚖️ No-Cost Representation: Many lemon law attorneys offer no-cost representation, where their fees are paid by the auto manufacturer if the claim is successful.

Consumer Lemon Law: Refund Calculator

Our Lemon Law buyback calculator helps you calculate how much money the vehicle manufacturer will refund you when you decide to accept a buyback option for your Lemon vehicle. 

How to Use Our Buyback Calculator

1️⃣ Input your vehicle’s purchase price.

2️⃣ If you purchased a used vehicle, input the vehicle’s mileage when you acquired it.

3️⃣ Input the vehicle’s mileage when you initially took the vehicle to have the defect repaired. 

4️⃣ Input the downpayment given if you did not buy the car outright. 

5️⃣ If you leased or financed your vehicle, input your monthly payment amount.

6️⃣ Input the number of payments made to date.

How to Read Your Refund Calculator Results

✅ Estimated usage value in dollars means that based on your purchase price and deducting the milage used, this value is the dollar amount of how much you have used your vehicle and will be the amount deducted from the purchase price. 

✅ Potential refund if your vehicle is purchased outright gives you the amount you will tentatively receive from the manufacturer.

✅ Potential refund if Leased or Financed is the approximate amount of the refund you could receive.

✅ Potential refund if the vehicle was purchased used is the amount you could receive if you purchased your used car outright. 

Consumer Lemon Law FAQ's

California Lemon Law covers a range of vehicles, including new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs that are under the manufacturer’s original warranty.

While the specific number can vary, generally it’s at least two attempts for serious safety defects or four attempts for other substantial defects.

A vehicle can also qualify if it’s been in the shop for over 30 days cumulatively for repairs.

Yes, consumers can file a claim themselves.

However, legal representation can be beneficial, and if you win, the manufacturer is typically required to pay your attorney’s fees and court costs.

Keep detailed records of all repair attempts and issues. Notify the manufacturer of your intention to file a claim.

Consider seeking legal advice, and then file the claim, either directly with the manufacturer or through an arbitration program.

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