Put the Ohio Lemon Law to work for you!
If you are experiencing problems with your new or “demo” vehicle in the State of Ohio, you may be entitled to a repurchase or replacement of your vehicle under the Ohio Lemon Law. The Ohio Motor Vehicles with Warranty Nonconformities Act, O.R.C. § 1345.71-78, commonly known as the “Ohio Lemon Law” provides comprehensive protection to Ohio consumers and an effective means to get rid of your defective vehicle. Moreover, if you purchased your vehicle used, but received a written warranty from your dealer or manufacturer, you may qualify for relief under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® to find out if you qualify for some form of relief under the Ohio Lemon Law or the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Per the Ohio Lemon Law, you may be entitled to a refund or replacement if the problems with your vehicle started within the first 12 months or 18,000 miles.
The Ohio Lemon Law requires a consumer to provide a vehicle manufacturer with a reasonable number of attempts to repair a defect that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of a vehicle. If your vehicle’s manufacturer has failed to repair your vehicle after being afforded a reasonable number of attempts to do so, then per the Ohio Lemon Law, you may be eligible to recover, at your option, a refund for your purchase or a replacement vehicle of comparable value.
Though the requirement that the manufacturer repair your vehicle in a “reasonable number of attempts” does not specify the exact number of times you must return your vehicle for repair, the Ohio Lemon Law provides that it shall be presumed that there have been a “reasonable number of attempts” if any of the following occur during the first 12 months or 18,000 miles:
Your vehicle has been subject to at least 3 repair attempts for the same nonconformity
There have been at least 8 repair attempts combined for all of the nonconformities in your vehicle
Your vehicle has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 days, or
The dealer has failed 1 time to repair a nonconformity that substantially impairs the safety of your vehicle.
The Ohio Lemon Law applies to:
New or "demo" motor vehicles
Vehicles purchased or leased in Ohio intended to be used primarily for personal, family or household use.
The attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® have successfully handled thousands of claims for Ohio consumers and will counsel you on how to pursue your Ohio Lemon Law claim.
Our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of lemon law claims for Ohio consumers since our firm opened in 1995. We will counsel you on your rights under the Ohio Lemon Law and will advise you of all steps that must be taken to put yourself in the best possible position to get the vehicle’s manufacturer to take back your sour lemon. If you have already provided the manufacturer, through its dealers, with a reasonable number of attempts to repair your vehicle, then contact the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®. We will provide you with guidance and advice before you attempt to pursue a lemon law claim. We will also advise you of your rights under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which serves to supplement the protection provided to you under the Ohio Lemon Law. Our attorneys will help you to do the following:
Provide proper written notice to the vehicle’s manufacturer of the problems with your vehicle
Attempt to amicably resolve your case without the need for litigation
Apply for arbitration with any vehicle manufacturer that has an arbitration program certified by the Ohio Attorney General
File a Complaint at Law and litigate your case if that becomes necessary
And most importantly, we will stand by you every step of the way in an effort to help you to get rid of your sour lemon vehicle
The federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides broad protection to Ohio consumers who don’t meet the technical requirements of the Ohio Lemon Law.
The original Lemon Law, otherwise known as the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301, et. seq., was enacted in 1975 by the United States Congress. The federal Act was created to enhance a consumer’s ability to bring claims for breach of a manufacturer’s warranty. The Act not only regulated the form and content of manufacturers’ warranties, it also made the warranties more enforceable by restricting and regulating the boilerplate disclaimers often found in the fine print of the warranties. The Act further broadened the statutory definition of a warranty to regulate promises to repair, which were often not covered by existing state warranty laws. Importantly, the Act also provided consumers with access to a court of law by allowing a prevailing consumer to recover attorneys’ fees and costs. This way, if the consumer recovers relief in a court of law, they don’t have to fork over a chunk of that relief to their attorney. Finally, unlike the Ohio Lemon Law that requires a nonconformity to arise within a “new” vehicle’s first 12 months or 18,000 miles, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act looks to the entire duration of a manufacturer’s warranty for “new” or “used” vehicles. Therefore, if you purchased or leased a “new” or “used” vehicle with a 3, 5, or even 10 year warranty and your problems arose at any time during the warranty, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act will provide you with protection.
If your problems with your vehicle didn’t begin until after 12 months of 18,000 miles, don’t be discouraged. Rather, contact the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ®. Since 1995, they have utilized the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act to assist thousands of Ohio consumers to obtain monetary settlements from automobile manufacturers. They have successfully used the federal statute exactly as it was intended to obtain relief for consumers whose warranties were breached when the vehicle manufacturer failed to repair the vehicle after being afforded a reasonable number of attempts to do so.
If you are ready for help in pursuing your potential lemon law case and want to get rid of your lemon car then call 1-800-USLEMON® (800-875-3666) to reach Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® for a Free Case Review at no cost or obligation to you.
* If you are awarded a repurchase of your vehicle or a replacement through settlement or arbitration that does not include a provision for payment of attorneys’ fees, you may be required to pay for the attorneys’ fees incurred should you accept such an award.