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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?

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. 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.

Oklahoma Lemon Law

Buying a new car is a huge decision and investment. If you are like most purchasers, you spent weeks or even months researching various makes and models, taking test drives, and trying to make a final decision as to which car to choose. After all that hard work, you get the reward: driving off the lot in a shiny new car! But what happens when that shiny new car isn’t everything you were promised?

Sadly, manufacturers far too often sell cars which don’t live up to “new car” standards. Cars which repeatedly fail or require numerous repairs due to recurring problems are popularly known as “lemons.” Fortunately, Oklahoma has enacted the Lemon Law which forces manufacturers who manufacture ”lemons” to fix the problem for Oklahoma purchasers. Oklahoma car buyers are also protected by the Federal Lemon Law, more formally known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. If you believe you have purchased a “lemon,” or simply did not receive the new car you paid for, an experienced Lemon Law attorney at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® can help you to pursue justice under these state and federal laws.

Covered Vehicles & Defects Under The Lemon Law

The Lemon Law of Oklahoma provides broad protection, extending to almost all passenger vehicles which must be registered in the state. There are some limited exceptions however, including any vehicle weighing above 10,000 pounds, as well as the “living” portion of a motor home.

But not all problems in these cars make them lemons. For a vehicle to be considered a “lemon,” under the Lemon Law, a defect or problem must either substantially impair the purchaser’s ability to use it, or substantially diminish the value of the car.

But even if your vehicle or its defect does not meet the standards of the Lemon Law, this does not mean that you cannot obtain relief. The Federal Lemon Law also provides purchasers with protection – and the protection of federal law goes even beyond the protection of the Oklahoma Lemon Law. The Federal Lemon Law covers all vehicles, regardless of weight, as well as other consumer products such as electronics, appliances, and household goods. Moreover, the Federal Lemon Law covers all defects and problems covered under the vehicle or product warranty – it is not limited to problems which cause a “substantial” impairment in use or value. If you are not sure whether your car, or the problems it has, qualify under Federal Lemon Law, the Lemon Law of Oklahoma, or both, contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®.

The Dealer’s Opportunity to Repair Under The Lemon Law Of Oklahoma

Before you can obtain a remedy under the Lemon Law, you must first provide the manufacturer with notice, and give the manufacturer a “reasonable opportunity” to repair the problems. The Lemon Law of Oklahoma assumes that the manufacturer has had a reasonable opportunity to fix the problems if the car has been in for repairs four (4) or more times for the same problem, and yet the problem persists or recurs. Likewise, the Oklahoma Lemon Law assumes that the manufacturer has had a reasonable opportunity to fix the problems if the car has been in for repairs for thirty (30) days or more, even if those days were not all in a row.

Available Remedies Under Oklahoma Lemon Law

Once the manufacturer has had a reasonable opportunity to repair the car, and has failed, you as the consumer are entitled to relief under the Lemon Law. The manufacturer must either replace your vehicle or repurchase it at full price. If your manufacturer chooses to replace the vehicle, you must agree to the replacement car you are offered – otherwise, the manufacturer must provide you with a refund, instead.

The manufacturer is also required to refund to you all “collateral charges” you incurred, including such items as tax payments and finance charges. However, these collateral charges do not include interest payments. Under some circumstances, the manufacturer may also be required to pay you for other expenses you incurred as a result of the defects, such as towing fees or the price of alternate transportation while your car was out of service. Finally, the manufacturer must pay your attorneys’ fees if you hire an attorney to represent you.

How to Get Relief Under The Lemon Law

In order to receive a refund or replacement vehicle under the Lemon Law, you must report the problem within the warranty period of the car, or within one (1) year of when you received the vehicle, whichever is sooner. In addition, before bringing a legal claim you may be required to first submit a claim to arbitration or mediation put in place by the manufacturer of your “lemon.”

These procedures are strict, and the failure to follow them could result in the loss of your legal claim. It is therefore essential that you contact and retain an experienced Oklahoma Lemon Law attorney as soon as possible, so that your attorney can help you through the process and strive to protect your rights at each step of the journey.

Call Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® or submit your information to us online to see if you qualify under the State or Federal Lemon Law. You could be entitled to various remedies under the State or Federal lemon laws. Over 97% of our cases settle without going to trial and we work to get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

We work with Oklahoma attorneys associated with Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® in an “of-counsel” relationship to handle lemon law claims for consumers in Oklahoma.

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