Lemon law legislation is being considered in Connecticut and Pennsylvania that would include boats, according to Trade Only Today. The bills were discussed previously but failed to pass. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) stated that lemon laws cannot accommodate the unique nature of boats as a variety of warranties and options are available for such vessels.
Should legislation pass to expand these states’ lemon laws, similar laws that apply to vehicles could apply to boats. More specifically, a consumer who owns a boat with irreparable problems may be able to receive a replacement boat of equal value or a refund of the full amount paid for the boat. Each state would then need to set guidelines for how a boat would qualify under the law. States would also need to mandate the number of days that a vessel could not be in use due to repairs and the number of repair attempts needed before the boat could be considered a lemon.
Currently, lemon laws in Connecticut and Pennsylvania cover automobiles that have persistent problems that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts. These problems must affect the use, value, or safety of a vehicle to be considered a lemon.
Howard D. Silver is a California lemon law attorney and has extensive knowledge regarding lemon law. If your vehicle has been to the repair shop numerous times and the problem still exists, you may have a lemon. Contact Mr. Silver to better understand your rights and options. Call 1-800-49-LEMON for a free consultation.
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