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The New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act (Illinois’ Lemon Law) protects consumers by requiring vehicle manufacturers to refund or replace vehicles with defects that significantly impair the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. The law also provides manufacturers with opportunities to repair defective vehicles before they must return them.
If you have a lemon, the Illinois lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® can help you collect the refund or replacement vehicle you’re owed. And we only get paid for cases we win.
Within 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Don’t worry if your car doesn’t meet these requirements, you may still be able to file a claim under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
The Lemon Law in Illinois covers new vehicles (see FAQ section above for information about used cars), that were purchased or leased primarily for personal, household, or family purposes. This covers a wide variety of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles. To be protected by the law, the vehicle must meet a few basic requirements:
If the vehicle has a defect that the manufacturer fails to repair after a reasonable number of attempts, they must replace the vehicle or refund its purchase price. The Illinois Lemon Law requires these attempts to be made within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles after the purchase date. And the law defines “reasonable number of attempts” as:
If your vehicle meets the above requirements, we can help you collect the compensation you deserve. That compensation can take the form of a full refund, less a small fee for your use of the vehicle. Or you can get a new vehicle of comparable value. Contact us today to get started!
If the defects in your vehicle fall outside of the 12 months or 12,000 mile period of the Illinois Lemon Law, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides more protection for Illinois’ consumers. Under federal law, a manufacturer must repair any defects that occur with the duration of the vehicle’s warranty within a reasonable time or a reasonable number of attempts.
The manufacturer must also deliver a vehicle that is “fit for its ordinary purpose” or of the level of quality you would expect. If the manufacturer fails to do either of these things, then you may recover monetary compensation designed to make you whole along with the payment of your attorneys’ fees. Contact us today to get the process started and learn your rights.
Before you can file a Lemon Law claim in Illinois, you must try resolving disputes via informal settlement procedures with the vehicle manufacturer. In most cases, your vehicle’s warranty or owner’s manual will include details about such programs. If the manufacturer hasn’t provided written information about such a state-certified program, you can take immediate legal action.
Rather than reading through the fine print in all of your vehicle’s paperwork, contact an Illinois Lemon Law lawyer. We know which manufacturers have these kinds of settlement procedures and can help you through the process. And if the Dispute Board fails to rule in your favor, we’ll already have the evidence we need to bring a civil action and collect your compensation.
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