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How We Can Help Your Lemon Law Situation?

It is estimated that more than 150,000 cars annually, or about one percent of all new cars, are cons...

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It is estimated that more than 150,000 cars annually, or about one percent of all new cars, are considered lemons. Although state and federal lemon laws vary, a lemon is generally considered any vehicle that has repeated defects or non-conformities that cannot be repaired after a reasonable time or a reasonable number of attempts. If you want to take advantage of state and federal lemon laws for car purchases, it’s important to understand what qualifies as a lemon and what steps you need to take to put yourself in the best position to receive maximum possible relief under the law. The attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® have worked in this area of law since 1995 and can help you assess your claims and counsel you on the best course of action for moving forward. Should you qualify for relief, we will do our best to ensure that you settle your claims for what the law entitles, which may be a refund for your car, a replacement vehicle, or monetary compensation in other instances. We will also not charge you a fee unless you win or settle your case.

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What is a reasonable number of repair attempts to repair my car?

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Before being able to reap the benefits of the lemon law, you must allow the manufacturer or dealer to make a reasonable number of attempts or you must provide them with a reasonable time to fix the issues before your vehicle may be considered a lemon. Although every state law varies, most states require that the consumer provide the manufacturer or its dealers with at least3 times or 30 days to fix a vehicle defect or non-conformity. In some states, as little as 1 repair attempt may be sufficient to deem a car a lemon if the defect is something that affects the safety of the vehicle.

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What are types of defects that are covered by lemon laws?

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Most state lemon laws require that for the car owner or lessee to recover, they must prove that the defect or non-conformity substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle. Every situation is unique and a defect that you might not ordinarily think is substantial, very well might be depending on how it affects you. For instance, even something that is seemingly as minor as the illumination of a light on your dash board might signify a larger problem. Or, something like a brake squeak might be substantial if it affects your use and enjoyment of the vehicle every time you get behind the wheel. It is for this reason that you should speak to an experienced lemon law attorney who may assess your rights and tell you their opinion on what you may recover. Keep in mind, that the federal Lemon Law has no requirement that the defects in the vehicle be substantial. Rather, the federal Act looks to the obligations of the manufacturer to repair your vehicle as detailed in your warranty. Notably, the typical car manufacturer’s warranty promises to repair all defects in materials and workmanship in the vehicle. It does not restrictcoverage to only “substantial” defects. Therefore, even minor defects are covered under the federal Act if the manufacturer,by and through its dealers, was unable to repair the vehicle after being afforded a reasonable opportunity to do so.

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What Is Considered a Lemon?

For a vehicle to be considered a lemon, it must meet certain requirements. While each state is diffe...

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For a vehicle to be considered a lemon, it must meet certain requirements. While each state is different, there are some general things that hold true across the board. First of all, the vehicle needs to have some type of defect or non-conformity. Under most state laws, the defect must have taken place within a specific period of time or a certain number of miles after the vehicle was purchased or leased. Additionally, most state lemon laws require that the defect or non-conformity could not be fixed after several repair attempts. While state lemon laws for cars usually only apply to new, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, also known as the federal Lemon Law, applies to all cars covered by a warranty, whether the car is new or used. It is important that you speak to an experienced lemon law attorney who may assess your rights.

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What happens after I contact the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®?

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We will first evaluate at no charge to you whether you have a case and what we can do for you. To start the process, we will ask you to provide us with your repair history, i.e. either the actual repair receipts you received or some summary from the dealer. After we review your repair history we will call you and advise you about what laws you qualify for and what relief we believe we can obtain for you. We will also go over with you in detail how we will use federal and/or state laws to seek our attorneys’ fees incurred from the automobile manufacturer or dealer. From there, the pace of your case will depend on a number of variables. We will begin the process of investigating and contacting the appropriate parties, while tending to the filing of any necessary paperwork or court documentation. Keep in mind that each state’s Lemon Law varies and our attorneys will tailor your claim to the specific location and details of your case.

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How do I find out if my situation qualifies for a Lemon Law case?

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As one of the country’s largest and most experienced Lemon Law firms, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® makes it easy to determine whether or not you have a case against an automobile dealer or manufacturer. Simply fill out our FREE Case Evaluator form to begin the process. One of our qualified lemon law attorneys will review your information free of charge and immediately let you know the next step in getting started.

How to Request 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.

How to Apply 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 should you 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.

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.”

Contact an experienced lemon law firm

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.

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