On February 1, 2019, the Center for Auto Safety released its rankings of state lemon laws. Whether your state was identified by the Center as having one of the worst lemon laws, or even one of the best, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides comprehensive “lemon law” protection for purchasers and lessees of cars, trucks, SUV’s, and all other automobiles and consumer products. This federal law, which was enacted by Congress in 1975, has become known as the “Federal Lemon Law.” The Act came into being when President Johnson on February 6, 1968 created a “Task Force on Appliance Warranties and Service.” President Nixon followed the previous administration in making the issue of protecting citizens receiving warranties on consumer products a priority. What prompted both administrations to act was an abundance of consumer complaints, many of which involved automobile warranties. With public interest growing markedly, Congress debated the legislation and the “Federal Lemon Law” was born.
Since 1995, Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® has assisted over 45,000 consumers nationwide to pursue “Federal Lemon Law” claims under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Under this Act, consumers must only give automobile manufacturers, through their dealers, a reasonable opportunity or reasonable number of attempts to repair vehicle defects and non-conformities in their vehicles. Should the automobile manufacturer fail to repair within this reasonable time, then the consumer may bring a claim for money damages against the manufacturer and they may also recover their attorneys’ fees and costs for advancing such a claim. In other words, Congress gave consumers the power to pursue claims against automobile manufacturers where they could obtain free representation should they prevail.
The attorneys at the Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will assess your potential lemon law claim for free. They will advise you of your rights under your state’s lemon law and how the “Federal Lemon Law” enhances these rights. Most importantly, should you qualify under either your state lemon law or under the “Federal Lemon Law” the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will agree to represent you where they do not charge a fee unless you win or settle your case. Instead, they will rely on the fee-shifting provisions of state or federal law to be paid by the automobile manufacturer should you prevail.
Therefore, don’t let the Center for Auto Safety’s rankings discourage you from bringing a lemon law claim if your state happens to not have one of the “sweetest” lemon laws on the books. Congress has provided you with significant protection regardless of whether your state dropped the ball in drafting its lemon law.
Do not delay, contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® at 800-875-3666 for a FREE CASE REVIEW or take our quick case evaluator to determine if you may have a lemon.