What Are The Possible Outcomes?
In the case of a refund, the manufacturer is entitled to deduct a reasonable allowance for vehicle use, based on the number of miles driven from date of delivery. After this deduction, you are entitled to receive the full purchase price, taxes, license and registration fees, and all other similar governmental fees, excluding finance interest.
If any of the following occur, you will not be covered by the Lemon Law:
- The manufacturer proves that it has not had a reasonable opportunity to repair your car. For example, if you did not follow the terms of the warranty or some event (such as a labor strike, war, or natural disaster) prevented timely repairs.
- No problem exists or the problem does not substantially impair the vehicle`s use, value, or safety.
- If the defect was the result of abuse, neglect, unauthorized alterations or modifications, or an accident.
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.
Additional Lemon Law Articles
- What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?
- What Vehicles Are Not Covered?
- For How Long And For How Many Miles Does The Lemon Law Provide Protection?
- What Types Of Defects Are Covered?
- What Types Of Defects Are Not Covered?
- Does The State Have A Used Car Lemon Law?
- What Do I Need To Do Before I Can Claim That My Car Is A Lemon?
- What If My Problem Does Not Fit The Requirements Of My State's Lemon Law?
- What Are My Options For Action Under The Lemon Law?
- Does The Manufacturer Have To Tell Potential Purchasers Of The Car That It Was Deemed A Lemon?
- Whom Do I Contact For Help Or If I Have Questions About The Lemon Law?