In order to benefit from the law, you need to prove your car is a lemon. The usual requirements include:
In jurisdictions that require arbitration, the consumer usually must submit to the arbitration procedure established by the particular vehicle manufacturer. The established procedure might involve a state consumer protection agency or the Better Business Bureau, or may be as seemingly one-sided as programs run internally by the manufacturer or by the National Automobile Dealer's Association. Whatever the configuration of the panel, it generally must issue a decision within sixty days. The decision will include a finding as to whether the vehicle is a lemon, and if so, what relief the buyer should receive. Typically, the arbitration decision legally binds the manufacturer, but the consumer may take an unfavorable decision to court for further review.
To help bolster your claim, you should also save all warranty and service paperwork and receipts. Brochures and advertisements about the vehicle may also help support your Lemon Law claim.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified lemon lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local lemon attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.