Under What Conditions Can A Consumer Use The Lemon Law?

If the motor vehicle does not conform to the applicable express warranty, and under the warranty the manufacturer`s agents or authorized dealer are unable to fix the motor vehicle under the express warranty after reasonable attempts at repair. Reasonable repair attempts are: (1) The consumer must have taken the vehicle to the dealer four or more times for repair of the SAME problem or (2) The consumer must have been without the use of the vehicle for 40 or more days total. In addition, the consumer MUST give the manufacturer written direct notification by certified mail and an opportunity to cure the alleged defect.

If the consumer`s vehicle qualifies as a lemon, where does the consumer contact the manufacturer in writing?

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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