Each of the 50 states has a unique Lemon Law that protects consumers from having to endure the expense of multiple repair attempts to fix the same defect on a car. At the federal level, consumers are also protected by warranty laws that apply to all consumer products, including vehicles. The Arizona Lemon Law protects consumers who have purchased a defective vehicle, meaning that consumers can get compensation once they have discovered that your vehicle is truly a “lemon.”
Requesting a Refund or Replacement
Consumers may request a refund of their money or a replacement vehicle under the Arizona Lemon Law if excessive repair attempts have occurred during the first two (2) years or twenty-four thousand (24,000) miles of ownership. Generally speaking, it is required that you provide the automobile manufacturer, through their authorized representatives (the dealer), a minimum of four (4) opportunities to make the repairs. Or, in the alternative, if your vehicle has been out of service for repair greater than thirty (30) days.
Applying the Arizona Lemon law
For used vehicles, consumers are protected if a major component breaks on a vehicle that is less than 10,000 pounds and the breakdown occurs sooner than the first five hundred (500) miles or first fifteen (15) days of ownership. In order for an used vehicle to qualify as a “lemon”, the automobile must be for use on public roads.
When To Seek a Lemon Law Lawyer
You should seek the assistance of a qualified Lemon Law Attorney any time you find yourself in a situation with a vehicle that exhibits repeat problems. The manufacturer of your vehicle (rather than the dealer) is the one that will be pursued in a court of law, and more often than not, they will retain an attorney of their own to defend themselves. Therefore, a competent Lemon Law attorney will provide counsel and explain your rights under the Arizona Lemon Law. At Krohn and Moss, Ltd., Consumer Law Center®, we can advise you on the proper strategy to take and will take the necessary steps to put you in a position to prevail in a court of law against the automobile manufacturer. Not only will the attorneys at Krohn and Moss, Ltd., Consumer Law Center® guide you, but we will also properly document your file and your case which is crucial to being successful.
Arizona Lemon Law Attorneys at Krohn and Moss, Ltd., Consumer Law Center®
In addition to prosecuting your case, the attorneys at Krohn and Moss, Ltd., Consumer Law Center®, work diligently to satisfactorily resolve your case without ever having to go through litigation. In the alternative, we can assist you with arbitration proceedings for those vehicles bound by certified arbitration programs. Owning a Lemon doesn't mean being stuck with one or simply being out of luck. Krohn and Moss, Ltd., Consumer Law Center® will provide a free consultation to evaluate the facts of your case and determine how to get started resolving your “lemon” situation today. You can contact us online at www.yourlemonlawrights.com and quickly submit your details. We will respond with a free case evaluation and provide direction. Since the Arizona Lemon Law has strict time parameters, it is important to contact us as soon as you suspect your vehicle may be a Lemon.