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If it was decided that your vehicle is a lemon, you may choose either a refund or a replacement of your vehicle with a similar­model new vehicle.

In your refund, the manufacturer is entitled to deduct a reasonable allowance for vehicle use, calculated from miles driven from the date of delivery until your first report of the defect to the dealer. After this deduction, you are entitled to receive the full purchase price, collateral charges, taxes, fees, finance charges, incidental costs, and reasonable costs of alternative transportation.

If the following conditions prevail, you are not eligible for legal remedy under the Lemon Law:

  • The manufacturer proves that it has not had a reasonable opportunity to repair your car. For example, they prove that the number of repair attempts was not reasonable because you did not follow the terms of the warranty or some event (such as a labor strike, war, or natural disaster) prevented timely repairs.
  • If the manufacturer proves that no problem exists or that 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.

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