If it has been determined that your vehicle is a lemon, you may choose between receiving from the manufacturer a replacement with a new, comparable vehicle, or a refund. You can reject a replacement and demand a refund.
Under the Lemon Law, a reasonable allowance for use will be taken by the manufacturer, based on the number of miles driven from date of delivery. After this deduction, you are entitled to receive a replacement vehicle or a reimbursement of the full purchase price as well as all taxes, license, title, registration fees paid, and other collateral charges.
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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