FAQ

Most common questions our clients have asked.

Are cars the only consumer products covered by lemon laws?

Actual[ly], under most state laws, anything deemed as a “motor vehicle” qualifies. This includes: motorcycles, trucks, RV’s, all-terrain vehicles, motorized scooters. Use for commercial purposes excludes the product.

What qualifies me for relief under the Lemon Law?

Qualifications vary from one state to another. Should you meet any of the following criteria, there is a good possibility that you may be protected under your state’s lemon law or under the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act: (1) if the motor vehicle has been repaired three or more times for the same malfunction; (2) should the problem plagued vehicle be out of service (in the shop for repairs) a total of 20+ days; (3) the newly acquired vehicle be in for repairs 8+ repairs for any problems; and/or (4) your new motor vehicle has a failed repair attempt for an issue which could cause serious injury or death should the vehicle continued to be driven.

Do leased vehicles fall under the Lemon Law?

Yes. Either under your state’s lemon law and/or the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act offer the same protections. Leasing your vehicle makes no difference, since you are the one that has the right to enforce the provisions of the manufacturer’s warranty.

Do the state lemon laws only apply to cars?

Usually, the state lemon laws will cover anything defined under your state laws as a “motor vehicle.” This can include pick-up trucks, motorcycles, motor homes, recreational vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, four-wheelers and motorized scooters, so long as they are not used primarily for business or commercial purposes.

Are all problems with my vehicle covered by the Lemon Law?

No. The problem must substantially impair the use, safety, or value of your motor vehicle. We understand that this can be interpreted in many ways. Please contact us and we will help you determine if your car’s issues may still fall under the lemon law known as Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

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