Under both Arizona and Federal Lemon Law, you as the consumer have powerful rights and protections. If you believe the new car you’ve purchased is showing signs of being a lemon, getting experienced legal representation, aquiring documentation of all repairs or attempted repairs, and contacting our office is critical to getting back the money you’ve invested.
What is Considered a Lemon?
The first step in making the most of your rights is successfully determining whether you have a lemon. There a number of defects and issues that can occur and make a car a lemon – some of the most common our Phoenix lemon law attorney has seen include:
Defective Steering Wheel
Defective Engines or Engine Components
Recurrent Electrical Issues
In order to be considered a lemon, you must have taken the vehicle in question in for repair a reasonable number of times for the same issue. According to current lemon law regulations in AZ, this means four repairs for the same issues within 2 years or 24,000 miles of purchase or your car being out of services for a cumulative 30 days within the same time frame.
Your Entitlements Under Arizona Lemon Law
Under current Arizona and Federal Lemon Law statute, consumers are entitled to several forms of relief if the manufacturer’s authorized dealer is not able to fix the defect. These remedies include:
- Buyback of the defective vehicle with a new vehicle
- Return of the defective vehicle and refund of the full purchase price to the consumer.
- Rescission or legal cancellation of the contract
- Cash Payout
Think You Have a Lemon?
Here’s What To Do
In order to maximize your entitlements, proactive and comprehensive documentation is key. Most importantly, seek representation. Most consumers that end up with lemons are unaware of the short statute of limitations, documentation required, and other steps that must be taken to receive reparations for their vehicle. Meeting with a dedicated attorney that specializes in Arizona lemon law can help you get back on the road with a safe vehicle.
Don’t Do It Yourself
While it’s temping to do it, you’ll end up getting strung along.
Contact Arizona’s Lemon Law Attorney & Get Started
If your new car meets any of the above conditions, speak to an experienced lemon law attorney like George O. West, Esq. Our Arizona lemon law attorney can help you take the appropriate steps to a successful claim and full entitlements.
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