Lemon Law What Does It Mean For The Consumer
Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012
Have you ever bought a car and thought, after driving it for a
while, thought that you have a lemon? If your recently purchased automobile
has been in the repair shop frequently, you may have purchased a
lemon. How do you determine if your vehicle is a lemon?
1. Look at the manufacture, mileage and age of your vehicle. Lemon Laws apply 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 as the vehicle has
too many miles. Still confused? Call us.
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? Ask for a repair order each time you bring it in for repair,
even if there was no actual repair performed; there should be an
order stating that the problem was investigated and not found or
not repaired. If you don't have 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.
3. If you have 3 or more repairs to the same problem, you could
have a lemon. Gather up your repair orders and purchase agreement.
Send your documents via email, fax or mail to us for a FREE
confidential case review. By sending us your documents, we will
review, with no obligations or fees.