What Do I Do If I Have A Lemon?
If the problem still exists after repair attempts listed above, you may seek redress under the Lemon Law. You may go directly to court or you may seek to use the manufacturer`s thirdparty dispute resolution procedure if the manufacturer has one. A decision resulting from the manufacturer`s dispute resolution procedure is binding on the manufacturer but not on the consumer. If you are not satisfied with the decision, you have 12 months to file an action in court.
A consumer who is successful in court is entitled to recover reasonable attorney`s fees, expert witness fees, and court costs incurred by bringing such actions. The subtraction of a reasonable allowance for the consumer`s use of the vehicle up to the date of the first notice to the manufacturer of the problem would apply when receiving either a replacement vehicle or refund.
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 Makes A Vehicle A Lemon?
- What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?
- What Does The Law Do For Me If I Have A Lemon?
- Is There A Used Vehicle Lemon Law?
- Should I Stop Payments On The Car?
- What If I Notify The Manufacturer But The Problem Still Exists At The End Of The First 18 Months?
- Where Can I File A Complaint?
- What If I Have Other Questions Or Specific Problems I Need Help With Solving?