lemon law


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lemon law

n. statutes adopted in some states to make it easier for a buyer of a new vehicle to sue for damages or replacement if the dealer or manufacturer cannot make it run properly after a reasonable number of attempts to fix the car. Without a "lemon law" auto makers have often demanded the buyer come back a dozen times and give up use of the car for lengthy periods while they test it, claiming they are "still trying" to make it run right.

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In a letter dated March 1, 2013 to the New York State political leaders, attorney Eugene Krukas urged immediate changes to the New York Lemon Law in order to protect the safety of New York residents.
As in most states with lemon laws in place, car shoppers are still easy targets for fraud, said Hallen Rosner, founder of the Auto Fraud Legal Center.
In 1982, Connecticut was the first state to pass a lemon law, amending it in 1984.
Florida's lemon law not only defines a warranty as either written or simply an "affirmation of fact or promise," she continued, but it also says that "a sale is unnecessary to trigger the protections of the lemon law under a written warranty.
a law firm formed in 1991 to assist distressed drivers with cost-free lemon law and breach of warranty representation.
Solution: Enact a House Lemon Law that holds builders responsible for their mistakes and ensures that middle-class families don't spend $300,000 to live in the equivalent of a Pinto.
Soldiers should consult their local legal-assistance attorneys to determine the specifics of their own state laws, but the Virginia law serves as an insight to the Lemon Law remedy.
Trent Lott, for his part, pushed through the "auto salvage bill," which should go by the name of the Lott Lemon Law because it allows car dealers to rebuild and sell wrecked cars without telling consumers.
The Lemon Law no longer applies just to cars, vans and trucks
Using RV|ID, a manufacturer can improve production logistics and increase customer satisfaction while dramatically reducing its lemon law exposure; and a dealer can use RV|ID to improve inventory management.
Ribeiro's lawyer, Carlos Sousa, said his client addressed the customer's complaint as allowed under the state Lemon Law by sending the car to be fixed by a manufacturer's dealer.
A consumer who buys a car that turns out to have major defects is, however, protected by Oregon's Lemon Law, he says.