Lemon Law Attorneys in Minnesota (MN)

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Minnesota Lemon Law Attorneys

What Is the Lemon Law in Minnesota?

The Minnesota Lemon Law was designed to protect consumers who buy or lease defective vehicles. If a manufacturer fails to fix warrantied defects, it must accept the return of the vehicle and provide a refund or replacement vehicle.

However, the law provides manufacturers with a reasonable number of attempts to fix the defect before a vehicle can be considered a lemon. Each of the following scenarios constitutes a reasonable number of attempts:

  • 4 attempts for any one defect
  • 1 attempt for a complete failure of the braking or steering system and is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury
  • Any number of attempts that leave the car out of service for a total of 30 business days or more

The defect must substantially impair the vehicle’s use or market value. But defects that result from abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications are not protected. The defect must also be reported within the warranty period or two years from the date of delivery, whichever is sooner. But repair attempts may take place for up to three years from the delivery date.

When consumers prevail the law also holds manufacturers responsible for their attorney’s fees. Thus, you may retain an attorney who only charges for their service if you prevail, as the lawyers do at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®; we only get paid if you get a recovery. So reach out to us today for a Free Case Review and let us fight for your rights!

Minnesota Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

Are car rental costs a recoverable damage for the time a lemon vehicle is out of service?

YES. Federal and/or state lemon laws provide for the recovery of car rental expenses when a vehicle ...

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YES. Federal and/or state lemon laws provide for the recovery of car rental expenses when a vehicle is out of service. These expenses are known as consequential or collateral damages and are recoverable when your lemon vehicle is out of service while subject to repairs, including the time the dealer may just be waiting on parts.

Since 1995, we have never seen so many consumers being forced to incur this expense due to the shortage of available loaner vehicles that dealers traditionally would provide from their own lots. Due to the worldwide chip shortage, new car dealers simply don’t have available cars to give out as loaner vehicles like they used to do so during the repair process. Therefore, if you have a lemon don’t throw your money down the drain paying for a car rental while your lemon vehicle sits unrepaired at the dealer. Contact our firm for a Free Case Review and we will advise you of all of the damages you may recover for your lemon vehicle, including your car rental expenses.

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.

Compensation under the Minnesota Lemon Law

If you have a lemon, the Minnesota Lemon Law entitles you to a refund or a replacement vehicle. Replacement vehicles must be comparable models to the lemon. And you always have the right to reject the replacement in favor of a refund.

Refunds must cover the full purchase price, including all additional charges such as taxes and license and registration fees. The refund must also reimburse you for towing and rental car costs you incur because of the defective vehicle. If you leased your lemon, the refund must cover the amount you actually paid for the vehicle.

However, manufacturers issuing a refund may withhold a reasonable allowance for your use of the vehicle. This allowance is limited to $0.10 per mile you drove the lemon or 10% of the purchase price, whichever is less.

The Lemon Law Process in MN

The Minnesota Lemon Law outlines a detailed process that you must follow in order to make a Lemon Law claim. Because the process can be confusing to those who’ve never made such a claim, it’s in your best interest to contact a Lemon Law attorney to guide you through it.

After a reasonable number of repair attempts fail to resolve the issue, you must notify the manufacturer or dealer in writing, which we can do on your behalf. The note should outline the issue, the failed attempts, and your desire for a refund or replacement vehicle under the Lemon Law. Once you’ve provided such notice, you must give the manufacturer one last opportunity to fix the defect.

Alternative Dispute Settlement Mechanisms

If the manufacturer fails to fix the defect after receiving your written notice, the next step is to bring your case to their alternative dispute settlement mechanism. In simpler language, this mechanism is an arbitration board. You may choose to have a hearing in person or via telephone, but most consumers prefer to just submit the documents that prove their case. The attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will handle all aspects of presenting your case for arbitration so you don’t have to do so.

If the arbitration board decides to award you a refund, it must include all of the additional fees outlined above (taxes, rental cars, attorney’s fees, etc.). Decisions of the arbitration board are only binding when agreed upon by all parties. If the manufacturer is unhappy with the decision, they may appeal in court for up to 30 days. Consumers have a full six months to appeal.

Reasons to Trust Krohn & Moss As Your Lemon Law Lawyers

  • 25+ Years of Experience
  • Over 50,000 Success Stories Nationwide
  • Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Respond to All Inquiries within 24 Hours
  • We Always Seek Maximum Compensation for Clients

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, we’ve earned our reputation of standing up for the little guy. We successfully resolve over 99% of our cases without a trial. And by solving our client’s problems outside of the courtroom, we help them put the headache behind them as quickly as possible.

We also refuse to charge for our services unless we secure a recovery for our clients. And thanks to the fee-shifting provisions in both federal and state laws, we bill the manufacturer for our time when we win your case.

With a success rate above 99% and no fees for losses, we’re confident that you won’t find a better firm to represent you. Contact us today to get started with a Free Case Review. The only thing you have to lose is your lemon.

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