Lemon laws are among the many federal consumer protection laws established to prevent fraud and the mis-representation of the condition of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, and other "lemon" products at the time of sale.
Lemon laws vary from state-to-state, so it's important to understand the laws in the jurisdiction you made the purchase of the product you wish to return under the lemon law. In general, the lemon laws will define what constitutes a product as being a "lemon" and will usually mandate that the manufacturer, not the dealer, assume responsibility.
For example, if a number of attempts have been made to repair a defect that significantly impairs the use, value or safety of a car and the car continues to have this defect, the car is generally considered to be a "lemon". Most lemon law statutes will stipulate a warranty period, typically one to two years or 12,000 to 24,000 miles. The defect must be evidenced within the warranty period.
In addition, many of the state lemon laws contain specific guidelines as to what constitutes a sufficient number of attempts to repair the defect, and will stipulate whether the attempts entitle the consumer to a refund or simply a replacement.
If you feel your consumer rights have been violated by a fraudulent automotive dealer, or you believe you have a lemon law claim in any state, it's ALWAYS best to seek the advice of a qualified Lemon Laws Attorney.
It's worthy to note that only about half of the state lemon laws provide for the recovery of attorney's fees, but you can get quick and easy access to Top Lemon Law Lawyers in your area offering sound legal help and assistance. simply by completing the form at the top of this page.