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How We Can Help Your Lemon Law Situation?

It is estimated that more than 150,000 cars annually, or about one percent of all new cars, are cons...

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It is estimated that more than 150,000 cars annually, or about one percent of all new cars, are considered lemons. Although state and federal lemon laws vary, a lemon is generally considered any vehicle that has repeated defects or non-conformities that cannot be repaired after a reasonable time or a reasonable number of attempts. If you want to take advantage of state and federal lemon laws for car purchases, it’s important to understand what qualifies as a lemon and what steps you need to take to put yourself in the best position to receive maximum possible relief under the law. The attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® have worked in this area of law since 1995 and can help you assess your claims and counsel you on the best course of action for moving forward. Should you qualify for relief, we will do our best to ensure that you settle your claims for what the law entitles, which may be a refund for your car, a replacement vehicle, or monetary compensation in other instances. We will also not charge you a fee unless you win or settle your case.

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What is a reasonable number of repair attempts to repair my car?

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Before being able to reap the benefits of the lemon law, you must allow the manufacturer or dealer to make a reasonable number of attempts or you must provide them with a reasonable time to fix the issues before your vehicle may be considered a lemon. Although every state law varies, most states require that the consumer provide the manufacturer or its dealers with at least3 times or 30 days to fix a vehicle defect or non-conformity. In some states, as little as 1 repair attempt may be sufficient to deem a car a lemon if the defect is something that affects the safety of the vehicle.

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What are types of defects that are covered by lemon laws?

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Most state lemon laws require that for the car owner or lessee to recover, they must prove that the defect or non-conformity 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, very well might be depending on how it affects you. For instance, even something that is seemingly as minor as the illumination of a light on your dash board might signify a larger problem. Or, something like a brake squeak might be substantial if it affects your use and enjoyment of the vehicle every time you get behind the wheel. It is for this reason that you should speak to an experienced lemon law attorney who may assess your rights and tell you their opinion on what you may recover. Keep in mind, that the federal Lemon Law has no requirement that the defects in the vehicle be substantial. Rather, the federal Act looks to the obligations of the manufacturer to repair your vehicle as detailed in your warranty. Notably, the typical car manufacturer’s warranty promises to repair all defects in materials and workmanship in the vehicle. It does not restrictcoverage to only “substantial” defects. Therefore, even minor defects are covered under the federal Act if the manufacturer,by and through its dealers, was unable to repair the vehicle after being afforded a reasonable opportunity to do so.

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What Is Considered a Lemon?

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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. First of all, the vehicle needs to have some type of defect or non-conformity. Under most state laws, the defect must have taken place within a specific period of time or a certain number of miles after the vehicle was purchased or leased. Additionally, most state lemon laws require that the defect or non-conformity could not be fixed after several repair attempts. While state lemon laws for cars usually only apply to new, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, also known as the federal Lemon Law, applies to all cars covered by a warranty, whether the car is new or used. It is important that you speak to an experienced lemon law attorney who may assess your rights.

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What happens after I contact the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®?

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We will first evaluate at no charge to you whether you have a case and what we can do for you. To start the process, we will ask you to provide us with your repair history, i.e. either the actual repair receipts you received or some summary from the dealer. After we review your repair history we will call you and advise you about what laws you qualify for and what relief we believe we can obtain for you. We will also go over with you in detail how we will use federal and/or state laws to seek our attorneys’ fees incurred from the automobile manufacturer or dealer. From there, the pace of your case will depend on a number of variables. We will begin the process of investigating and contacting the appropriate parties, while tending to the filing of any necessary paperwork or court documentation. Keep in mind that each state’s Lemon Law varies and our attorneys will tailor your claim to the specific location and details of your case.

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How do I find out if my situation qualifies for a Lemon Law case?

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As one of the country’s largest and most experienced Lemon Law firms, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® makes it easy to determine whether or not you have a case against an automobile dealer or manufacturer. Simply fill out our FREE Case Evaluator form to begin the process. One of our qualified lemon law attorneys will review your information free of charge and immediately let you know the next step in getting started.

Missouri Lemon Law

A new vehicle, whether purchased or leased, is a huge investment. So when you make that investment, you deserve to receive what you pay for: a shiny new car in perfect condition. If your dealer and car manufacturer fail to deliver, and you find yourself with a lemon instead, it can be an incredibly scary and frustrating experience. That is why Missouri legislators passed the Missouri New Vehicles Warranty Law, usually called the “Missouri Lemon Law.” This law, in combination with the Federal Lemon Law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act), provides protection and relief for Missouri consumers who get a lemon when they purchase or lease a new vehicle.

Is My Vehicle Covered Under the Missouri Lemon Law?

The law covers new consumer vehicles sold or leased with a warranty. It excludes commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles, and the non-chassis portion of recreational vehicles. However, it does cover demonstrators and lease-purchase vehicles if a warranty was given as part of the sale. Used vehicles are not covered.

Even if your vehicle is not covered, however, you may still be entitled to relief. The federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, sometimes called the “Federal Lemon Law,” covers not only these types of vehicles, but also motorcycles, mopeds, boats, appliances, and even consumer electronics and other products. Also, unlike the Missouri Lemon Law, which generally only protects against substantial defects in the vehicle for a limited time from the date of sale, the Federal Lemon Law requires the manufacturer to meet all the requirements of the warranty, no matter how small, for the full warranty period.

Repair Attempts

Before you can take action under the Missouri Lemon Law, you must give the manufacturer a reasonable opportunity to repair the problems or defects in your vehicle. This generally means that you must take the car in for four repair attempts, or that the car must be out-of-service due to the defects and repairs for thirty business days or more. If the manufacturer has still failed to correct the problems after this reasonable opportunity, then it has violated the Lemon Law and you are entitled to further relief.

Arbitration Procedures Under the Missouri Lemon Law

You typically must comply with the manufacturer’s established complaint procedures before you can bring a legal claim in Missouri. These procedures can be complex if you are unfamiliar with them. However, an experienced attorney can help you to move quickly and efficiently through this process. Ideally, you will get the settlement or award you deserve using these procedures. But, if you do not, an experienced Missouri Lemon Law lawyer at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will have used these procedures to position you for a successful legal claim.

Missouri Lemon Law Deadlines & Timing

The law has strict requirements that must be met before you can bring a claim. Under the Missouri Lemon Law, you usually must complain and take action within a year of receiving your vehicle. Under the Federal Lemon Law, you usually must complain and take action within four years of the date when the manufacturer fails to meet their obligations under your warranty. In addition, throughout and after the manufacturer’s complaint or arbitration procedures, there are numerous deadlines for action which are strictly enforced: missing these deadlines could cost you your claim!

To ensure that you don’t miss any of these deadlines, contact the experienced Missouri Lemon Law lawyers at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®.. They will provide you with a free case review and counsel you on your rights, and help you to navigate the complex web of requirements, ensuring that you do not make a mistake which waives your rights to relief.

The Relief You Deserve Under the Missouri Lemon Law

If you qualify under the Missouri Lemon Law or the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, you can seek “lemon-aid” for your lemon from Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center. The experienced Missouri attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center can assist you in obtaining a refund or a replacement of your lemon or in some circumstances, to monetary compensation.

If the manufacturer offers you a replacement vehicle, it must be of a comparable value – and it must meet with your approval. If you receive a refund, the manufacturer is also required to provide you with a refund of the other fees you paid, as well, including such charges as taxes, finance fees and interest, and registration or titling fees. The manufacturer may also be required to reimburse you for other expenses you incurred due to the problems with your vehicle: for example, towing fees and rental car fees while your car was in for repairs.

Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®

Because of the strict requirements of the Missouri Lemon Law, it is essential to retain an experienced attorney to protect your rights. If you retain the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, they will guide you through the maze of requirements to seek the refund or new car you deserve. And because the laws require the manufacturer to pay your attorneys’ fees when you win your case, the lawyers of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® only collect a fee if you get paid. Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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