If you believe you have a lemon law case you may be wondering if you have to bring it to arbitration first. In the video below, consumer advocate attorney Howard D. Silver explains what you should do in this instance.
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Buying a car can be a stressful experience. Even worse is when your new car turns out to be defective in some way. Whether your new car shows signs of defect immediately or later in time, you may have legal recourse to seek compensation or get a new car. If you’re unsure if you have a case, take our quiz below that highlights some of the most common new car defects.
If you’ve recently bought a vehicle and you’re unsure if what you purchased is defective or a ‘lemon,’ watch our video below. In the video, consumer rights attorney Howard Silver explains scenarios which would constitute a lemon.
If you have purchased a vehicle that has had a lot of problems from the minutes you brought the vehicle home, there are legal options that you can take to get financial restitution for your lemon vehicle. In this video, our attorney, Howard D. Silver, explains the problems required for a lemon law case in California:
A class-action lawsuit has been filed by several owners of 2015 Honda CR-V vehicles. The plaintiffs allege that their vehicles vibrate while they're in use and that the vibration is so severe is can even make people sick, causing nausea, back pain, and headaches.
In several of the cases, the buyers of these SUVs attempted to return their vehicle within a day of purchase, but were denied. In other cases, the dealerships attempted to repair the vehicle's alternator shaft or other engine parts, but the vibration was never remedied.
A vehicle is considered to be a lemon law buyback vehicle by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if it has been reacquired by the vehicle’s manufacturer due to a warranty defect.
After the vehicle is reacquired by the manufacturer, there are several things they must do before the vehicle can be resold, including:
Under the California lemon law, if a manufacturer fails to fix a defective vehicle within a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer may be forced to purchase the vehicle from the consumer. When this happens, the vehicle is now the property of the car manufacturer, who understandably wants to realize some profit from the vehicle.
In order to re-sell the vehicle, the manufacturer is required by California law to clearly identify the vehicle as a lemon law buyback.
Consumers often wonder how bad the problems with a vehicle need to be in order for the California lemon law to apply. In a nutshell, the problem must significantly weaken the value, use or safety of the vehicle. When determining what qualifies as a defect to the average person, a consumer can reflect on the following:
For those living in Kentucky, dealing with a defective motor vehicle can affect all aspects of daily life. To deal with these problems, the state has its own lemon law found in Kentucky Revised Statutes 367.841 to 367.844. While these laws provide protection for consumers similar to other states, there are unique features that consumers need to understand.