Lemon Law Questions & Answers by State

Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: I purchased a car two months ago AS IS from a dealer in Florida and when I purchased it ,it had a problem starting.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

No way to say for sure here online. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in person on the issue, but suggest that since you purchased the car "as is" then you likely have not recourse against the dealer as he did not make any promises regarding the car.

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Q: We recently purchased a home in June. Found out by several people that the home flooded numerous (5 to be exact). Seller

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

It is prudent for any home purchaser to have legal assistance, but especially a first time home buyer. Home inspectors are not required to move objects out of the way to get a better look. Seller's disclosure that there had been prior water problems and repairs, might have been sufficient to put you on notice to do further investigation. Whether or not seller should have disclosed more details, would be up to a court to decide, if you decided to sue the seller. But litigation can be...
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Q: We purchased a home in April. Inspection only showed minor issues but it is August ruined. What do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

These types of sales are only as good as the contract, so you need to look there, for any warranties. If you had the right of inspection, you may have no rights.

Call this law firm. Focus on the hazardous mold and air quality, to see if you have recourse.

Bullock Campbell

713-249-2124

Houston, TX
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Q: Do product defects that require recalls on cars fall under the scope of lemon law if the car is rendered undrivable?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

To fall under the scope of the lemon law, a car must be a lemon. The general idea is that a car is a lemon if it cannot be fixed with a reasonable degree of effort. The actual definition of a lemon in the lemon law is complicated. If the car can be repaired in one servicing, it may well not be a lemon.

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Q: We just purchased a car and found out 3 wks later it shouldn't have passed state inspection! What do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Lemon Law for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 7, 2017

In Virginia, the general rule when buying a vehicle is "Buyer Beware." This rule may block you from any recourse. However, the Consumer Protection Act in Virginia will cover your vehicle, especially if there was a latent defect and the dealer should have known about the defect when he sold the vehicle to you. You should get an estimate for the repairs to be done to the vehicle and then you may want to file a Warrant in Debt in the court where you purchased the vehicle. The court will consider...
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Q: I got a used car financed and got into a car accident two days after had no insurance? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law, Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

If you have no car insurance, you may have to personally pay for the damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: Bought an rv that was to bein excellent shape. Tires 1yr old advetized are 4yrs n blew out many expensive things wrong.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Lemon Law for Arizona on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

Date stamp means date of manufacture--person could conceivably have purchased them before. I don't see a case as you buy it as is. "Excellent condition" is that person's opinion.
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Q: Can my mother sue the seller of her house, for known septic issues

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Lemon Law and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

Tennessee has a property disclosure law for residential homes, and misrepresentations on the disclosure form can be the basis of a claim for damages or rescission of the contract. However, there is a one year statute of limitations. Consult an experienced real estate lawyer and act promptly.
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Q: If I have a title for a vehicle I traded into a dealership, can I go get it from the dealership?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

You should hire an attorney. This is a tricky situation that's going to have to be handled with a bit of care.
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Q: Is a used car dealership operating as a DBA required to have a lawyer in a lawsuit

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

a d/b/a is not a corporation or business entity, as such the owner can be held individually liable and there is no separate entity that would require a legal representative, in short he or she would not have to have a lawyer.
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Q: How many times do I have to get a car fixed before it's considered a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Is it a new car? Is there a warranty? 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, www.AEesq.com. 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...
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Q: I purchased a car that is defective yesterday how can I get the dealer to take it back?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

He tells you it makes a noise. You buy it nonetheless. Sounds like it's on you. My only suggestion is file a complaint with whoever licenses car dealers--not sure if that'd be DOT or Secretary of State.
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Q: Problems with my car came up about a month after sale - how long do I have to complain?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on May 16, 2017

Is it a new or used car, with or without warranty? 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, www.AEesq.com. 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....
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Q: Can I ask a salesperson from car dealer in California to sign a contract I created stating the car has clean title?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on May 16, 2017

You can propose that, but you may find the dealer unwilling to sign such a contract that you draft. You may simply want to contact DMV and present them with the VIN number to check the title of the car. 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, www.AEesq.com. I...
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Q: I bought a car in Wisconsin that I can't register in Colorado.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on May 15, 2017

Your rights in Wisconsin against the seller of a used car depend on whether you bought from a dealer or a private party, what affirmative representations were made about the car, and the terms of the agreement you entered. There're too few things known about your purchase circumstances to be able to give you any opinion on your remedies at this point. I recommend that you consider contacting an attorney licensed is in Wisconsin that practices consumer protection for a consultation to obtain an...
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Q: I bought a car from a dealership 3 months and they sold it to me with a ton of problems. Can they buy it back?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Products Liability and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on May 6, 2017

Is it a new or used car? Was there a warranty with the car? 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: If a lady sold me a motorcycle for $6,000 in California but wants $10,000 after she wrote 6 on the title, Can she sue me

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Collections and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Apr 27, 2017

It depends on the contract you made. Was she trying to defraud DMV and the IRS by stating a lower amount on the title, with or without your consent? Did you agree to pay her $10,000? Text messages can be subpoenaed from the service provider.

See: http://www.aeesq.com/business-law/business-law-introduction/

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...
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Q: Are humane societies subject to puppy lemon laws in Minnesota?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

No. Humane societies are not covered under the 325F.79 definition of pet dealers.
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Q: I purchased a used car form a used dealership how do I go about getting my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 18, 2017

You're not covered by the lemon law because over 125K miles and if the warranty was for only 1K in miles then you may have lost your rights there as well.

It will come down to what the contract / purchase documents say. Most likely this is a shady dealership that got you to sign some things that weren't in your best interest.

I would chalk this up as a bad bargain / life lesson to be more careful.

How much will it cost to get a new transmission?
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Q: I sold a car on Craigslist, now the buyer says the transmission is bad, am I at risk of having to ray her for the repair

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Lemon Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 9, 2017

There's nothing stopping her from suing you for the cost of the transmission or for fraud. The real question is whether or not she would be successful. Unless you made any guarantees, offered her a warranty or had knowledge of a material defect, which it does not sound like you did, the odds may be low that she could bring a successful claim. Having the car inspected before selling it is a strong point in your favor, as was having her test drive it. In this case it sounds like you sold the car...
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