Vechiles Covered In New York Lemon Laws
If you think that your vehicle has a car defect, you may have wondered whether or not it is covered by New York lemon laws. Perhaps you’ve considered seeking lemon law advice from an attorney, or maybe you’ve just been perusing the web. In any case, here is some information you should know if you think you’ve made a lemon purchase and have a defective car.
First, realize that New York’s new car lemon law doesn’t only cover cars. It also covers motorcycles and motor homes. Indeed, a car doesn’t have to be brand new in order to be covered under NY’s new car lemon law; it can be a demonstrator model, or it can be a used car – providing it has fewer than 18,000 miles on the odometer and is less than two years old.
Similarly, if the car has a defect, automobile laws in New York state that the lemon law applies even it has been leased. The one stipulation is that the vehicle must be used primarily for personal or household purposes. In other words, the lemon law doesn’t apply to business vehicles. That’s not to say, however, that you can’t have ever used the car for work; the law says that you have to use it more than 50 percent of the time for personal use.
If you’re fairly certain that you have a lemon on your hands, it’s important to contact a New York lemon law attorney. At lemonjustice.com, there is a team of attorneys standing by who can help guide you through the process of convincing the manufacturer to do a lemon buyback and refund your money or provide you with a comparable replacement vehicle.
In the meantime, it’s important to gather all of the documentation you can to prove that you’ve taken the vehicle in for repair and that the problem still hasn’t been fixed. NY lemon says that the manufacturer or dealer has four tries to fix the problem. If the problem still isn’t repaired, or if your vehicle has been out of service for a total of 30 calendar days, it can be declared a lemon. So, you should keep all of the paperwork from each repair attempt. If the dealer failed to give you a service receipt, he’s in violation of the law. If you ask for a copy, he should provide it to you. In addition, keep copies of any correspondence you have with the dealer or manufacturer, as well as a log of your phone calls and other communications with the dealer or manufacturer.