Is There Protection For Used Car Buyers?
Also keep in mind that lemons returned to the manufacturer or dealer can be resold to consumers only under certain conditions. A used car dealer must give you the following statement to read and sign before selling you a returned lemon.
IMPORTANT: This vehicle was returned to the manufacturer because it did not conform to the manufacturer`s express warranty and the nonconformity was not cured within a reasonable amount of time as provided by Ohio law.
The automaker must give you at least a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty that offers the same coverage as the original new car warranty.
The notice and warranty are required even if the car was returned as a lemon under the law of another state. The notice and warranty serve as your warning that you are buying a vehicle returned as a lemon.
In addition, manufacturers must obtain certificate of titles for returned lemons that include the following disclosure:
BUYBACK: THIS VEHICLE WAS RETURNED TO THE MANUFACTURER BECAUSE IT MAY NOT HAVE CONFORMED TO ITS WARRANTY.
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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- What Is A Lemon?
- Has The Manufacturer Had A Reasonable Opportunity To Repair The Vehicle?
- Will The Manufacturer Refund The Full Purchase Price Of The Vehicle?
- What Is Arbitration?
- Should I Take My Case To Court?
- What Are The Responsibilities Of The Manufacturer And The Dealer?
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- Where Can I Get More Information?