purchased a vehicle only to find out a short time later that it doesn’t
work? It doesn’t matter if it’s new or used… you can’t go anywhere in
the vehicle. This is when you need the help and understanding of the
lemon laws for used cars. These laws were designed to help you in the
event you’ve owned your vehicle for no more than two years and have
driven it no more than 18,000 miles.
Lemon Laws Were Created
laws were first written to protect customers who purchased new vehicles
from car dealerships. However, regulations have made it so amendments
could be made to expand the laws to used cars too. Many states laws
have been created to assist in what defines a used vehicle as “a lemon
vehicle”. Of course, state laws vary from the regulations the U.S.
government set forth.
federal government passed a law called the Magnunson-Moss Warranty Act
but it’s quite limited in scope and compensation that victims can
receive. If a dealership implies the vehicle has a warranty, each
regulation of the warranty must be taken seriously by the dealership.
The terms could be giving back the car buyer’s money, replacing the
faulty parts or making repairs. Most states have more complex lemon
laws on record. Thus, you must investigate these laws especially if
you’re concerned about getting a leased
vehicle and lemon laws.
Currently there are about six states where they
recognize and passed a new law of lemon on the used vehicles -
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico and New
York. The laws are providing statutory used-car warranty based on the
age or mileage of the vehicle you have. If you find any problems during
those covered warranty period, you will get a chance to request a claim
to the dealer and they are responsible for repairing it. If the same
problem still exists even after a few attempts of remediation, then
dealer is required to either refund or replace with other vehicle.
other states including Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Nevada,
New Mexico and Pennsylvania, they have slightly different forms of
buyer’s protection program such as minimum used car warranties or
standards by with consumers can file a claim on any of unfair or
deceptive sales activities.
you’re in the market for a vehicle and decide to use a car dealership,
they’ll often have a sticker on the window that features the warranty
along with buyer’s guide. This warranty section must lay out the
remaining part of the warranty. If the vehicle is no longer under a
warranty, the buyer must be aware of it. These kinds of vehicles are
sold “as is”.
When Lemon Laws
Won’t Protect You
laws will not work in cases that you purchase a vehicle from an
individual rather than a dealership. If you’re unable to locate a
certain regulation for used vehicles that will satisfy your set of
circumstances, you may have other laws on the books that can protect
you. This is the time you need to speak with an attorney who deals
mainly with lemon laws. He/she will give you your options.
that the lemon laws legislation was created to protect consumers and
it’s important that you know your rights so you can come out in better
shape. Just because you are one person, don’t let this keep you from
making a claim. You can be sure that the car dealerships and
manufactures will do all they can to keep you from making it. Don’t
forget that you deserve the vehicle you thought you had purchased;
something that runs and will get you around town, whether you have an
emergency or not.