Lemon Law

When you go to buy or lease a new car, truck, van, motorcycle, or whatever vehicle it may be, you hold certain expectations. Namely, you expect your new car to work. When it doesn’t, you’ve found yourself a lemon, and you need to take certain steps to either get your money back or trade in your defective vehicle for one that functions properly.

Is My Car a Lemon?

A lot of people tend to think they have lemons when in reality, their cars don’t qualify. So what constitutes a legitimate lemon law claim? These are the main criteria:

  • The car is new. Actual time frames vary depending on where you bought or leased the vehicle, but what really matters is the warranty. If your defect is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, you likely have a strong lemon law claim. 

AND

  • You’ve tried to fix the problem multiple times. If you’ve repeatedly needed to take your car to the dealership for warranty repairs, or if you’ve had to get the same problem fixed multiple times, that strengthens your claim.

OR

  • You’ve hit the 30-day repairs mark. When a new vehicle spends 30 days or more at the dealership within the first year of your owning it, that raises a big red flag to the manufacturer. As a consumer, it’s well within your rights to ask for a refund at this point.

One important thing to note is that lemon laws vary from state to state. The information above is fairly universal, but your state may have specific rules to note before filing your claim. Fortunately, attorney Ron Weiss is extremely knowledgeable about lemon law as it pertains to both Michigan and Ohio. When in doubt, call him for a free, informative case evaluation.

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Getting Paid for a Lemon in Michigan Or Ohio

In theory, getting a refund for a defective car should be as simple as returning a shirt that doesn’t fit. Unfortunately, though, dealerships and manufacturers aren’t always cooperative. If your lemon law claim has been turned down — or if you need help filing a claim to begin with — reach out to our experienced lemon law attorney, Ron Weiss. Since 1993, Ron has successfully helped people throughout Michigan and Ohio get paid for faulty vehicles.

Pro Tip: Keep Your Receipts

If you suspect your car might qualify as a lemon, the most important piece of advice we can give you right now is this: hold on to your receipts! Any time you take your car to the repair shop, have to call a tow truck, or bring the car to the dealership, make sure you get documented proof of those costs and repairs. To make things even easier on yourself, keep those receipts together so you don’t have to dig through your paperwork to build a strong case.

Lemon Law Attorney Serving Michigan & Ohio

When handled the right way, lemon law claims can result in full refunds, as well as reimbursements for tows and related repairs. At the law office of Ronald S. Weiss, Attorney, we want to make sure you get the most out of your lemon law claim. Call today to set up a free case evaluation over the phone.