Arizona (AZ) Lemon laws are applicable for new or leased cars. If the car is new however is dysfunctional because of constant repair of a part of the vehicle, it can be considered as a lemon. The AZ lemon laws are applicable to all motor operated vehicles like cars, boats, RVs, SUVs.
If the car is new it should have been under warranty. The defect should be recognized when the vehicle is under the manufacturer’s warranty or within two years of usage or coverage of 24,000 miles whichever is earlier. If a consumer realizes that ever since the vehicle is bought it is constantly under repair, then they should claim for it within the covered period. The consumer should first approach the manufacturer and try and get it repaired. After four attempts if the same problem persists, then the consumer can use the AZ lemon laws. If the claim seems logical, the manufacturer has to ensure that the vehicle is set for repurchase, refund or cash reimbursement.
If the car is leased out and there is a constant defect with the vehicle it is considered to be a lemon. The leased car can be labeled a lemon if it breaks within 15days of the lease or 500 miles usage. For the first two repairs the buyer should pay $25. If the case is claimed and it is accepted then the amount would be refunded. According to the AZ lemon laws, the consumer can claim for either a refund for the vehicle or accept a replacement of the vehicle. The manufacturer can also claim that the non conformity of the vehicle is due to the abuse or unauthorized modifications of the vehicle. However, to set such a claim the manufacturer must be able to prove it with proper evidence. As the proof needs to be produced by the manufacturer, instead a cash refund is much easier to deal with.