Know Your Rights

Is My Car A Lemon?

You purchased a car and it has been in the repair shop frequently.  You are angry and frustrated.  Despite your monthly car payments, you are without a working vehicle.  How do you determine if your vehicle is a lemon?

Step 1
Look at the manufacture, mileage and age of your vehicle. 
The lemon law applies ONLY if your vehicle is still under the original manufacturer warranty.  Having an extended warranty or power train warranty will not be helpful.     Most cars have 3 years/36,000 miles, but some have 4 years/50,000.   Check our website to find out where your vehicle falls.

For example, if you have a 2010 Dodge Caravan with 50,000 miles, you are out of luck.  The vehicle has too many miles.  Still confused?  Call us.

Step 2
Review your repair orders.  How many times did you bring in your vehicle for repairs?  Did you receive a repair order for each visit?  You need to ask for a repair order each time you bring it in for repair, even if there was nothing done to the vehicle get a repair order.

If you recycled all your repair orders.  What do you do?  Go to your shop and ask for new ones.  If they refuse, you can go to any authorized dealer and ask for a warranty history report.

Step 3
If you have 3 or more repairs, you might have a lemon. Gather up your repair orders and purchase agreement.  Send your documents - email, fax or mail- to us for a FREE, confidential case review. SmithMarco, P.C., has over 30 years of combined experience practicing law protecting the rights of consumers around the country. By sending us your documents, we will review - no obligations, no fees, only a review .

Step 4
My vehicle is a lemon!  Now what?  We can handle your case.  It will be a win-win for you.  First, there will be no out of pocket cost to hire us.  Our fees are paid for by the defendant.  Second, we deal with the automobile company for you and take that hassle out of your life.

Step 5
What is the benefit for you, the consumer, who was sold a lemon vehicle?  The possible remedies if my car is lemon include forcing the manufacturer to refund the purchase price of the vehicle (less an amount for usage as calculated by statute), the diminished value at time of purchase,  or any other out of pocket expenses.

If you only have a few questions, please do not hestitate to contact SmithMarco, P.C.  Call us on our toll free number 888-822-1777 or send an email.   

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