Don’t Get Taken for a Ride: What To Do if You Believe You’ve Bought a Lemon – Guest Post

Don’t Get Taken for a Ride

Throughout life, you are going to be buying many items. One common purchase for most to make is a vehicle. Unfortunately, sometimes you may be sold a lemon that does not perform as it should. Knowing how to address this problem can make all of the difference in how you financially recoup from the expenditure. Down below we will give you some tips on what to do if you have been sold a faulty vehicle.

Identifying a Lemon

By common definition, a lemon is a tangible item that has a persistent defect that significantly impairs its use, safety, or value. A lemon can be any product that you purchase. However, most individuals end up with a vehicle that is coined to be a lemon. According to the Lemon Law, after a reasonable number of attempts for it trying to be saved to be a functioning vehicle, the warrantor of the vehicle must allow the consumer to get a full refund or replacement free of charge.

Hire an Attorney

If you are dealing with a lemon vehicle, one of the best things that you can do is talk with a defective product law office. They can assist you in determining what you need to do to receive a replacement or refund. Attorneys know both federal and state laws regarding lemon products and will be better able to assist you in building up a case to rule in your favor. If you give them all the information they request they will be able to best help you in the long run.

Keep Track of Service Records

Because the warrantor must have been given multiple attempts to fix the defect before a vehicle is deemed a lemon, it is imperative that you keep track of service records. You need to show proof that you have had this persisting defect and that your warranty center attempted to fix the problem on multiple occasions to no avail. It is highly recommended that you keep the records of these fixes on either a notepad or keep all the billing information in a secure place.

File a Claim With the Automaker or Dealer

The next thing that you will need to do if you were sold a lemon is to file a claim with the automaker or the dealership that sold it to you. This should include the reasons behind your claim and any evidence that you have about it. Typically, it is easiest to have your attorney draw up and send the claim as they are more familiar with what exactly needs to be included to get real results for your situation.

Unfortunately, no matter how much you try to avoid doing so, you may end up buying a lemon vehicle. When this happens, it can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming to deal with alone. Fortunately, by following the four steps that we addressed above, you can successfully work toward getting a full refund or replacement for your lemon with very much ease than a headache.