Our Lemon Law Lawyers in Michigan Will Represent You and Demand that the Car Manufacturer Pay Our Bill
The Lemon Law in Michigan holds manufacturers liable for selling defective vehicles. It states that if you purchase or lease a lemon, you’re entitled to a refund or a replacement vehicle. The manufacturer is also required to pay your attorneys’ fees as well as other expenses you’ve incurred in relation to the lemon, like rental cars or towing fees.
These fee-shifting provisions allow us to represent you at no cost; we never charge for our services unless we win your case or reach a favorable settlement. And when that happens, we bill the car company for our efforts, not you. So if you want help with your defective vehicle from some of the most experienced lemon law lawyers in Michigan, reach out to us today!
A Quick Summary of the Michigan Lemon Law
Michigan’s Lemon Law applies to privately owned passenger vehicles that were purchased or leased primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. The law also applies to commercial vehicles in some cases. But motorcycles, off-road vehicles, motor homes, and larger trucks are all explicitly excluded.
To qualify as a lemon, the vehicle must have a defect or condition that diminishes its value or use. The defect must be reported to the manufacturer within one year of the delivery date and covered by the warranty. If the manufacturer fails to fix the issue after a reasonable number of repair attempts, they must provide the consumer with a full refund or comparable replacement.
Before your vehicle can be considered a lemon, you must report the defect to the manufacturer in writing, which we can do on your behalf. At this point, the manufacturer can direct you to an accessible repair facility where they will have one last chance to fix the issue. If the issue persists after this final attempt, you have a lemon.
When the manufacturer has an informal dispute settlement procedure, that’s the next step. We can present your case to these arbitration boards and often secure favorable settlements by doing so. But if you aren’t satisfied with the settlement offer, we’ll file a legal Lemon Law claim with the court to seek the refund or replacement vehicle you’re owed.