Kentucky’s Lemon Law for New Cars
The Kentucky Lemon Law protects consumers from getting stuck with defective vehicles. If your new car has a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety, the law entitles you to a refund or replacement vehicle. Our experienced Lemon Law attorneys in Kentucky can help you collect that compensation. Contact us today for a free case review!
The Kentucky Lemon Law applies to vehicles that are registered or licensed within the state and are intended to be used primarily on public highways. The law does not apply to:
- Motor homes
- Vehicles with three or more axels
- Vehicles altered significantly after the initial sale
Before you can demand a refund or replacement vehicle for your lemon you need to give the manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair it. In Kentucky, that means 4 attempts OR a total of 30 days out of service. In either case, each repair attempt needs to be for the same issue and must take place within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.
If your vehicle doesn’t meet these criteria, don’t despair, because the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides even greater protection.
The Lemon Law Process
Once the manufacturer tries and fails to fix your lemon, Kentucky’s Lemon Law requires you to seek a resolution through the manufacturer’s informal dispute resolution system, if they have one. We can handle this on your behalf. To do so, we’ll compile all of your supporting documents and present your claim to the arbitration board.
After reviewing the case, the board will offer whatever settlement it feels is appropriate. In many cases, the settlement will include a refund or replacement vehicle. But if you aren’t satisfied with the offer, you have the right to reject it. In such cases, we’ll file a Lemon Law claim in court to secure a more favorable outcome on your behalf.
You have two years from when you take delivery of the vehicle to file a claim under Kentucky’s Lemon Law. Under federal lemon laws, you have four years to file a claim. Either way, it’s important to seek legal counsel as soon as you think you might have a lemon. So reach out to us today so we can review your case and start taking the next steps.
How Can Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law® Help You?
If your car qualifies as a lemon under Kentucky OR federal Lemon Laws, the manufacturer must replace it with a comparable vehicle or refund your money. Alternatively, they can provide you with monetary compensation equal to the amount you overpaid for your vehicle in order to make you whole.
However, car companies often try to weasel out of these obligations. Our lemon law attorneys in Kentucky have the knowledge and experience to make sure these companies pay you what you’re entitled to receive.
We’ve helped more than 50,000 people like you collect the compensation they deserved. And with fewer than 3% of those cases going to trial, our clients typically get paid much faster than the time it takes to go through the court system. Plus, we always seek the largest payout possible for our clients.
Best of all, we don’t get paid unless you do. And when win a case, we bill the car company for our services, not you. That means you get highly experienced legal representation at no cost to you. So if you have a lemon, reach out to us today so we can review your case and start fighting for your rights.
Why Choose Krohn & Moss as Your Kentucky Lemon Law Firm?
- 25+ Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
- Over 50,000 Success Stories Nationwide
- Over 10,000 Lemon Law Settlements in Illinois Alone
- Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
- Responds to All Inquiries within 24 Hours
- No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
- We Always Seek Maximum Compensation for Clients