Lemon Law Questions & Answers by State

Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: I've bought a used car and the next day the transmission stops. Anything legal I can do? I purchased as is but one day?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Formation, Business Law and Lemon Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

If the warranty covers drive train it should. You want to find out what the problem was. If it'something they have to know about, then you can go after them. File a complaint with better business bureau, with the attorney General;s office of consumer affairs.
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Q: How do I get compensated if I lease my car, but it's a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2017

There are many lawyers in Southern California who are experienced in Lemon Law issues.

If I had more information, I could provide a more specific response. For example, did you lease a new car? From a dealership? If so, you can go to the dealership and request to speak with the manufacturer's rep. All the big car companies have lemon car programs which you should be able to take advantage of.

First you need to make sure your car qualifies as a lemon as defined in the law. You...
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Q: Hello. I would like to know if you can file a complaint against the bbb in your state? If so, whom would I contact?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Mar 1, 2017

You can sue such a company in civil court if you have a valid factual and legal basis. You may be able to appeal the arbitration decision as well, depending on the arbitration agreement terms. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY,...
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Q: Do lemon laws apply if I bought the car used from a friend?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

Typically if you bought a used car from an individual, that car is purchased as-is with no warranties, so lemon laws don't apply. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY,...
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Q: Settlement from lemon law buyback is deducting gap and warranty??? in CA is that right?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

If you were not paying for the warranty and gap insurance, why should you be reimbursed for it? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...
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Q: New York car dealer refusing to repair car transmission despite having dealer warranty. Can Lemon Law apply? Refund?

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Yes the Lemon Law applies. They are required to fix the car. Document your request. Copy Audi headquarters.
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Q: My car is pretty new but is not running well. Is there a time limit on lemon laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: Is an electric dirt bike a vehicle that is covered by California lemon laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: Does lemon law cover more than just mechanical failures to a vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 5, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or...
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Q: Do lemon laws apply to vehicles used for business?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or...
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Q: Buying house with a structure without permit. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Lemon Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

If you bought the house with an illegal structure on it, then you're responsible to make it comply with related construction and licensing codes. You may face statute of limitations problems and related due diligence obstacles if your intent is to sue the original seller of the house for disclosure failures. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law...
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Q: I bought a brand new truck 11 months ago, it has been in the shop close to 2 months, or more, since then.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

You may want to contact an attorney familiar with Colorado's lemon law. Colorado's lemon law is powerful, but restricted in its application. Specifically, the vehicle must be "new" and sold by a dealer. If these do not apply there are potential general civil claims (e.g. breach of warranty and/or misleading claims). Again, it is best to contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation. Most attorneys offer free consultations.
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Q: I purchased a car in a private sale, car is unsafe, do i have any rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Small Claims for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 21, 2017

Yes, of course. Here is a link to a lawyer in New York that does Lemon Law: www.kaselllawfirm.com/

He may be able to point you in the right direction since you are up in New Hampshire.
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Q: can I get my money back ? Or what can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jan 17, 2017

It depends on whether you purchased the car with a warranty or as-is. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: Should I sue midas before I fix the car or should I fix the car and then sue or take to small claims?

2 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jan 13, 2017

Doesn't matter. If it get's fixed maybe someone can say if it happened before you drove it. They are being idiots.
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Q: Am i still responsible and out any way i can get out of car? Or is it now chrysler to fix

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 11, 2017

My guess is that your rights are governed by the warranty. You may also have a claim against the company that replaced the engine. The engine may have been replaced with a used engine that failed or there may have been negligence in the repair process.
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Q: Sue for truck repair?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 11, 2017

Have an attorney review the documents for you but most likely the statute of limitations prevents you from taking action now. It has been over five years sine the repairs were made.
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Q: What factors does my new car have to meet to qualify as a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jan 8, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: bought a car cash last Wednesday from a dealer got it as is and same day the transmission got messed up.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jan 3, 2017

If you bought the car as-is, that means there are no warranties, and the burden is on you to inspect the car prior to purchase. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: I recently purchased a new 2017 vehicle. It had 88 miles when purchased. Three weeks later at around 500 miles it was

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 19, 2016

Assuming it's under warranty, they should fix it and give you a loaner. Ask for a return, but even under the lemon law they are given time to fix it.

If they don't give yoiu a return take it up with the corporate HQ, you can also check with the consumer division of the NJ AG's office, but at the end of the day if you don't get the new car unlikely you will.
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