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Are Major Electronic Defects Included When Considering Lemon Law?


The Lemon Law is also known as the new motor vehicles warranties act. This law applies to motorcycles, vehicles, trucks, vans and pick-up trucks. It states that manufacturers must repair any defects that affect the usage of the vehicle which in the first 2 years. Vehicles are covered under the lemon law if a problem happens that is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. The lemon law also covers you when you advise and manufacture about the issue in writing within 15 days of them being able to fix it. If it’s not fixed after a reasonable time, the manufacturer must either replace the vehicle or buy it back from you. You get to decide which solution you want. Even though the Lemon Law would apply, it’s always wise to know what the other remedies the manufacture might offer, and all of these circumstances include major electronic defects of a vehicle. If the manufacturer hasn’t fixed the vehicle after a numerous amount of attempts, you are entitled to have either a replacement, or a comparable replacement or a refund. Although the lemon law does not specify what type of replacement vehicle, it would likely be the match of the same model or make.

if you have unfortunately purchased a lemon, you can get a refund of the full contract price. This includes any charges for extended warranties, service contracts and undercoating. You are entitled to any upfront charges, such as sales tax. Lastly, you are entitled to all finance charges that you had to pay after you first reported the problem. Incidental charges are also covered under the lemon law.  If there are disputes, most auto manufacturers have a dispute resolution program. Some even make it mandatory that you use these programs instead of going to court. Your warranty should outline the specifications. In addition, you can always contact a Better Business Bureaus dispute resolution office or hire an attorney.

Lemon Law for Other Things than Vehicles

Even though most people associate the Lemon Law with vehicles, there is a federal lemon law for other things, such as appliances. This was designed to protect consumers and to ensure that manufacturers honor their warranties. The Appliance Lemon L Express warranties refer to promises made about a repair. These warranties are typically in writing. Implied warranties are not in writing. It refers to the manufacturer making a sound product. Both types of warranties put the burden on the manufacturer for correcting any defects in their products. And if a product cannot be repaired, the manufacturer must replace it. This gives consumers a lot of protection.

The Lemon Law is broad. Many consumer products are covered under the Lemon Law. It includes digital cameras, cell phones, kitchen appliances, personal computers, electronic equipment, insulin pumps and more. Typically, the only requirement is that the item must have been purchased for personal use and come with a warranty. Even though it’s usually the more complex or expensive items that may not operate properly, it doesn’t have to be an expensive item to fall under the Lemon Law. Anything over $10 can be considered. You can be covered under the Lemon Law for both implied and express warranties.

Lemon Laws pretty much work the same way for appliances as they do vehicles. They are intended to protect any consumer who has purchased a faulty product. However, there are times when there are exceptions. For example, if you purchase something that was sold as is you wouldn’t be entitled to a refund, but if you were misled into not getting a warranty, then you would be entitled to a refund. In this circumstance, you would still be covered.

Just keep in mind that you must meet certain criteria before the manufacturer must give you a repurchase of the product or a refund. The product must be defective, it must have limited safety, or it has to be out of use for over a month. Attempts must also be made to fix the product. Once you meet the criteria, the manufacturer is required to replace the product or refund you your money. If the manufacturer is unable to fix the defective product, they must replace the item, repurchase the item or give you a refund. And if a manufacturer does not cooperate with you, you are entitled to pursue legal action. The manufactured would also be responsible for any attorney’s fees that you may incur during this process.

If you feel you have a valid case under the Lemon Law, contact Neale & Fhima, LLP. This law firm has helped many other consumers who have purchased a faulty product get justice. They’re very experienced in the Lemon Law and have helped many other clients. Neale & Fhima,LLP can help you too. Give them a call today.

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