Connecticut Lemon Law
If you have purchased a motor vehicle only to find out it has inherent defects, there’s a chance that you have purchased a lemon. The Connecticut lemon law aims to hold manufacturers accountable for defects that inherently come with the vehicle. At the Krohn and Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, we have successfully represented thousands of individuals who have purchased a lemon. Here is what you need to know about qualifying for the Connecticut lemon law.
What the Connecticut Lemon Law Covers
In order for your vehicle to qualify as a lemon in Connecticut, it must be a new passenger, combination passenger/commercial or motorcycle vehicle that was either purchased or leased in Connecticut. The defects must be substantial and affect the use, safety or value of the vehicle. If the vehicle was purchased or leased before October 1, 1998, the defects must occur during the first two years from the original owner’s delivery date or the first 18,000 miles on the odometer; whichever occurs first. If your car was purchased or leased after October 1, 1998, the defect must occur during the first two years from the original owner’s delivery date or the first 24,000 miles on the odometer; whichever period ends first.
What Isn’t Covered?
If your vehicle has a defect but the defect does not have a significant impact on its use, safety or value, it is not considered a lemon. If the defect is not covered under the manufacturer’s express warranty, it would not be covered either. Finally, any consumer abuse or neglect that leads to the unauthorized modification of the vehicle is not covered under the Connecticut lemon law.
Defining the Lemon Law
If you think you have purchased a lemon, there must be a “reasonable number of attempts” made in order to repair your vehicle. If these attempts still do not fix the defects, this signifies that your vehicle does not conform to its warranty.
Why Choose Krohn & Moss as Your Connecticut Lemon Law Firm?
- 25+ Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
- Over 50,000 Success Stories Nationwide
- Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
- Responds to All Inquiries within 24 Hours
- No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
- We Always Seek Maximum Compensation for Clients