Among the American State laws, lemon laws are provided for buyers of cars from manufacturers who face repeated problems while it is still under warranty. If the car is sent for repair for more than four instances it is labeled to be a lemon. Not all cars with repairs are labeled as lemons, however those which are repeated problems with the car which can cause a lot of trouble for the user are considered to be lemons. For instance, a car can be labeled a lemon if the brakes do not function or the car cannot be backed or if it chugs all the time or the speed of the car doesn’t function as mentioned by the seller.
What is lemon law? The buyer sometimes is unaware of the sold car and tends to face the same problem each time. After reporting to the manufacturer, if the problem is still not rectified, then the buyer is eligible to use this law. This law would not be applicable if the manufacturer isn’t intimated about the problem. After repeated attempts if the car becomes dysfunctional, then the buyer can file a case. This law varies from state to state. A lemon law in Texas varies from that of California. The user can directly file a case and sometimes an attorney can also be hired. The payment for the attorney can be claimed by the buyer if they win the case, else they would have to pay for the manufacturer’s attorney too.
The documentation is very essential while using this law. Cause a new car cannot be reported to be a lemon unless of course it is out of warranty. There should also be reasonable attempts made to get the car repaired. As a last verge this law needs to be considered. Also recording every attempt to get the car repaired should be duly recorded. The reading on the odometer, date and time of picking up the car should also be made a note of.