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North Dakota 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.

North Dakota Lemon Law

North Dakota consumers who purchase new cars are entitled to a true new-car experience: a car in perfect condition. Unfortunately, that’s not what many car buyers receive. Instead, they receive a “lemon” – a car that has a defect(s) that constantly re-occurs despite multiple trips to the dealer for repairs. When this happens, however, you are not without a remedy. The North Dakota Lemon Law protects consumers against this very situation as does the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (more commonly known as the Federal Lemon Law). If you purchased a defective vehicle in North Dakota, an experienced North Dakota Lemon Law attorney at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®can help you to navigate these laws and seek relief for your defective vehicle.

Covered Vehicles

The North Dakota Lemon Law applies to passenger motor vehicles sold or leased in North Dakota. This includes vehicles which are designed primarily for carrying people, trucks which weigh 10,000 pounds or less or any vehicles which use a truck chassis but seat four or more people. It does not, however, apply to motor homes. However, the Federal Lemon Law extends more broadly and applies to all consumer products covered by a warranty. This includes all kinds of consumer vehicles, as well as electronics, appliances and household products. Thus, even if the vehicle you purchased is not protected under the North Dakota Lemon Law you may very well still be entitled to relief under the Federal Lemon Law.

What Defects Are Covered?

The North Dakota Lemon Law protects consumers from defects which are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and which substantially impair the use, value or safety of your vehicle. It provides protection for one (1) year from the purchase or lease of the car or for the term of the warranty – which ever expires first. The Federal Lemon Law provides protection for the entire term of the manufacturer’s warranty and protects against all defects covered by that warranty, regardless of the severity of the problem.

Under the North Dakota Lemon Law, the manufacturer must repair all covered defects. If it is unable to do so, the buyer is entitled to additional relief, as described below.

What Does the Manufacturer Have to Do?

Before it must provide additional relief, the manufacturer is entitled to a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair the problem(s) with the vehicle. The North Dakota Lemon Law presumes that a manufacturer has had a “reasonable number of repair attempts” if it has attempted to repair the same problem three (3) or more times or if its repair attempts have lasted a total of thirty (30) days or more regardless of whether split into one (1) or more attempts or involves one (1) or more different defects.

In addition, you must participate in any state-approved arbitration program if the manufacturer has put such a program in place. An experienced North Dakota Lemon Law Attorney at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® can help you to navigate this process without forfeiting your rights and help you to seek the best possible result.

What Can I Get?

If the manufacturer is unable to repair the vehicle after a “reasonable number of attempts,” then it must either repurchase your “lemon” or provide a replacement vehicle. If the manufacturer repurchases the vehicle, it must refund the full purchase price, as well as all collateral charges such as license and registration fees, taxes, finance charges and other expenses you incurred. It may deduct from your refund amount, however, a reasonable allowance for your use of the vehicle (as defined by the North Dakota Lemon Law).

If the manufacturer provides a replacement vehicle, it must be identical or comparable to the original vehicle.

How Do I Get Relief?

Call Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®or submit your information to us online to see if you qualify under either the North Dakota Lemon law or the Federal Lemon Law. You may be entitled to a refund of your money, a replacement vehicle or cash compensation. We have handled thousands of claims since 1995 for both “lemon” automobiles and other consumer products and since that time, over 99% of our cases have settled without going to trial. We will work to get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

We work with North Dakota attorneys associated with Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® in of-counsel relationships to handle lemon law claims for consumers in North Dakota. We stay informed of the newest legal developments so you can get the best results for your lemon law claim.

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