Understanding Wisconsin’s Lemon Laws

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All across the United States, lemon vehicles cause consumers financial and emotional difficulties. Therefore, every state has a lemon law, including Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin lemon law sets up provisions for consumers that either buy or lease a new vehicle that is a lemon. To qualify for relief, the car, truck, motorcycle, or motor home must be not more than one year old, still under warranty and have a defect that the dealer cannot fix in a maximum of four attempts or the vehicle is in service for warranty repairs at least thirty days.

Such defects must be “serious” and affect the use, value, or safety of the car. Once the vehicle has been officially declared a lemon, the manufacturer must either replace the car or refund the purchase price, minus a reasonable amount for mileage.

Under Wisconsin law, used cars do not qualify as lemons unless it’s within one year of the original owner’s delivery date or expiration of the original manufacturer’s warranty. If the vehicle does not qualify, consumers may still be protected under various other regulations, such as the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Used Car Rule or the Unfair and Deceptive Arts and Practices (UDAP) law.

Lemon vehicles cause problems and losses for consumers across the nation. If you believe your vehicle is a lemon, Los Angeles lemon law lawyer Howard D. Silver, can help. Contact the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver for a free consultation about your case by calling (866) 49-LEMON.