The Indiana Lemon Law Definition

The Motor Vehicle Protection Act (Indiana’s Lemon Law) affords protection to consumers who’ve purchased or leased a defective vehicle in the state of Indiana. Dealers that fail to fix defects within 4 attempts or 30 days must offer consumers a choice between a refund or a replacement vehicle of comparable value.

If you’ve purchased a lemon, Krohn & Moss, Ltd.® Consumer Law Center makes it easy to collect what you’re owed. Keep reading to learn more about the Lemon Law in Indiana and how we can help. Or call us at 1-800-US-LEMON for a FREE case review.

Indiana Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What types of defects are covered by lemon laws?

Most state lemon laws cover vehicles with a defect or non-conformity that substantially impairs the ...

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Most state lemon laws cover vehicles with a defect or non-conformity that 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, might very well be depending on how it affects you.

For instance, even something that is seemingly as minor as the illumination of a light on your dashboard might signify a larger problem. Or, something like a brake squeak might be substantial if it affects your use and enjoyment of the vehicle. And the federal Lemon Law applies to all warrantied defects, regardless of their effect on the vehicle.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What is 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. At the most basic level, the vehicle needs to have some type of defect or non-conformity. And under most state laws, the defect must be covered by a warranty and be reported to the manufacturer within a specific timeframe and mileage limit.

However, the defect alone does not classify your vehicle as a lemon. Usually, the manufacturer must try and fail to repair the defect multiple times before the vehicle earns that distinction.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What is a Lemon Law buyback?

If your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, the manufacturer will often be required to return the vehicle ...

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If your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, the manufacturer will often be required to return the vehicle and issue a refund. This is known as a Lemon Law buyback. The refund typically amounts to the full purchase price, with all taxes, fees, and financing charges, minus a usage fee.

The applicable state Lemon Law should define the maximum manufacturers can withhold as a usage fee. Many state lemon laws calculate the maximum usage fee based on the purchase price of the vehicle and the mileage driven before the first repair attempt. But every state is different. Thus, contacting a knowledgeable and experienced Lemon Law attorney is the most effective way to protect your rights.

What Does the Indiana Lemon Law Cover?

The Indiana Lemon Law is amongst the most stringent in the entire United States. To qualify for protection under the law, vehicles just need to meet three simple criteria:

  • It was purchased in Indiana
  • It weighs less than 10,000 pounds
  • It was intended to be used primarily on public roads

Defects covered by the Indiana Lemon Law must:

  • materially affect the use, value, or safety of the vehicle
  • first be reported within 18 months or 18,000 miles of the original purchase date, whichever comes first
  • persist after the dealer makes four attempts to fix it OR spends 30 business days attempting repairs

From the date you first report the defect to the dealer, you have two years to file a lawsuit. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual or warranty might outline additional requirements.

Some makes require you to notify the manufacturer of the defect in writing before filing suit. And some manufacturers require you to engage in an informal dispute process before filing suit.

Rather than reading through the fine print of your warranty and manual, give us a call. Our lemon law lawyers in Indiana know the requirements for every make and model. As a result, we’ll make sure you don’t waste any more time than you already have to deal with your headache of a car.

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Why Choose Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® as Your Indiana Lemon Law Attorney?

  • Over 25 Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
  • Over 45,000 Success Stories
  • Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
  • Responses Within 24 Hours
  • No Cost to You
  • Maximum Compensation for You

The lemon law attorneys on our team have helped more than 45,000 people like you rid themselves of their lemons and collect the compensation they were owed. We can do the same for you, at NO COST. We don’t collect a dime until we win your case. And even then, the vehicle manufacturer who made the lemon pays our fees, not you.

We also know how to settle cases quickly. Almost every one of our clients comes to us frustrated, and understandably so. They’ve already spent countless hours trying to fix a virtually new car that they spent their hard-earned money to purchase.

With this in mind, we lean on manufacturers hard to accept the return and promptly pay what they owe. By doing so, we’ve secured generous settlements for over 99% of our clients without going to trial. And in the rare event that we do go to trial, we are very successful and experienced trial attorneys.

In many cases, we can help even if your vehicle doesn’t qualify for protection under the Indiana Lemon Law. Other laws, like the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, allow us to hold manufacturers responsible for their faulty products.

We’ve spent more than 25 years litigating thousands of cases and combing law books to familiarize ourselves with every consumer protection statute and every loophole that manufacturers use to try escaping their liability. If you purchased a lemon, we will exhaust every legal measure to hold the car company responsible.

We founded our firm to help people like you. Text, email, or call us today at 866-388-8290 so we can help you.

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