Imagine you just bought a used car from a local
dealership. The car leaks oil and stalls at traffic lights. Even
after repair work you still smell burning oil and see oil leaks.
Sounds like you could have just bought what we call a lemon.
When buying a used car there are many concerns
about what may already be breaking or what's already been fixed.
Over half of the used cars out there today are being sold "as
is" with no warranty or guarantee.
In most states, you can seek legal relief under the lemon law for
vehicles with defects and needing excessive repairs within a certain
period of time. In most states the definition of a defect or "lemon"
means a problem that continues to impair the vehicle's use, safety
or value after a reasonable number of attempts to repair it.
There are laws to help protect used car buyers
from lemon vehicles. There is the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act which
was enacted to protect consumers. Also, every US state has their
own lemon laws in place to protect car buyers.
State lemon laws can vary depending on what state your in.
Browse through our website to learn more about
your rights as a consumer car buyer. We offer many helpful topics
and resources relating to lemons and how you can avoid lemons as
well as how to deal with a lemon you may have unknowingly bought.