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Kentucky Lemon Law

Green check mark icon Attorney Updated: 11/12/2019

Did You Purchase Or Lease A Lemon In Kentucky?

The Kentucky Lemon Law was created in 1986 with the sole purpose of providing means of protection to the lessees and purchasers of automobiles that have not been repaired despite the manufacturer of these vehicles being provided with a reasonable number of attempts to do so. If the manufacturer, through its dealers, fails to repair the vehicle in a timely fashion, the owner or lessee of the motor vehicle may be eligible for a refund or a replacement vehicle. It is made clear through the law that the buyer or lessee decides which relief is best suited for them. Likewise, if the manufacturer has violated the Lemon Law, the consumer will be eligible to choose if they would like a refund or a replacement vehicle.

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How Are The Kentucky Lemon Law Attorney Fees Calculated?

Importantly, the consumer may recover attorneys’ fees if you prevail. This allows for consumers to be able to retain an attorney who will be willing to rely on the fee-shifting provisions of the Lemon Law to be paid. You will not be asked for an upfront retainer or asked to pay as the attorney works on your case. If you retain the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® to represent you, they only get paid if you get a recovery. If your case is lost, no bill will be sent to you for their time. The attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law® have as much on the line as you do in the results of your case.

What Is The Reasonable Number Of Repair Attempts Before A Vehicle Is Presumed A Lemon?

4 (4) repair attempts or a total of thirty (30) days to repair defects or nonconformities within the vehicle’s first twelve (12) months or 12,000 miles must be provided to the manufacturer, through its dealers, by the buyer or lessee according to the Lemon Law. If your vehicle meets this standard, the vehicle is then presumed to be a lemon under the law. If your vehicle was not subject to these specifications, it may still be a lemon by federal law standards. Pursuant to the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301, et. seq., a warrantor of a consumer product must comply with its obligations in its warranty. You should speak with an experienced Lemon Law attorney at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® for assistance.

The Crucial Time Frame For Your Lemon Law Claim

There are two (2) important clocks ticking that make it important to consult with an attorney. The Kentucky Lemon Law will only provide consumers with two (2) years from the date the vehicle was delivered to pursue a claim for a violation of the Lemon Law. When a deadline is missed, it is important that you do not give up hope. The federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is able to provide buyers and lessees with up to four (4) years to pursue a claim for breach of warranty. Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will ensure that you do not miss any of these deadlines. The Lemon Law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Center® will provide you with a free case review and counsel you on your rights as a consumer.

The Process Of The Lemon Law Claim

The first step in the Kentucky Lemon Law requires that the consumer prove that the defect or nonconformity of their vehicle substantially impairs the vehicle’s safety, use, or value. When you spend money to purchase a new vehicle, you expect it to be new in every aspect and to provide you with reliable, comfortable, and dependable transportation. If your vehicle is not working properly due to defects, you are not getting the value of what you paid for. It is not required that the vehicle be unsafe to file a claim. However, these areas may overlap, and may strengthen your legal claim.

How Can Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law® Help You?

If you meet the legal requirements of the Lemon Law, the manufacturer must replace the vehicle with a comparable vehicle or refund your money. When a refund is given, you are entitled to all monies paid for the vehicle, which includes sales tax, finance interest charges, registration fees, and any other charges for the vehicle. The manufacturer is however entitled to subtract a reasonable offset for the use of the replacement vehicle. When you retain the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law® they will optimize these laws to the best of their ability and they will only receive a fee if you win your case. Consult with the experienced attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® for a free consultation if you believe you have a claim against your vehicle’s manufacturer.

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