If you are hesitant or unsure about when to contact a lemon law attorney, consider a few of the scenarios below to help you determine when it is time to act:
- You have returned to the dealership more than twice for the same warrantable problem, but it is not resolved.
- Your vehicle has been at the dealership a cumulative total of twenty or more days for the same issue.
- You had to pay for the repair of a problem that should have been covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
- You’ve returned to the dealership multiple times for the same problem and are either told there is nothing wrong with your car or there is nothing they can do for you.
If any of the above sound familiar to you, it may be time to consult a lawyer. The basic rule of thumb is if it takes too long to resolve a defect that falls within the manufacturer’s warranty, then you may have a lemon law or breach of warranty claim. This means you may be entitled to all or some of your money back.
Similarly, if you have a problem that cannot be found or one that the manufacturer is refusing to pay for, you may also have a lemon law or breach of warranty claim. The law states not only that defects must be diagnosed and resolved in a timely manner, but it also requires that all warrantable defects be paid for by the manufacturer. If the manufacturer fails to uphold the warranty by denying payment, you may be owed the cost of repair along with some or all of your money back.