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What is a Lemon?


Doesn't start? Doesn't run? Doesn't take you where you need to go?

That about sums up a lemon car, a lemon truck, a lemon RV, or a lemon motorcycle. Although Lemon Laws differ from state to state, a lemon is generally defined as a vehicle that you’ve owned for less than two years that is defective. If the dealer or manufacturer either cannot repair your vehicle after numerous attempts or refuses to repair it, your vehicle is probably defective. If you've repeatedly brought your vehicle in for service for the same or similar problems, and it still isn't fixed, you probably have a lemon.

If it's the first year or two, you're covered.

Although the laws vary by state, most new vehicles are covered by Lemon Laws. Typically, if you’ve owned your vehicle less than two years or have driven it less than 18,000 miles (whichever comes first), it’s covered by Lemon Law. In most states, the vehicles must be owned and operated by individuals and their families for personal use. Trucks, motorcycles, RVs, and off-road vehicles may also be covered by Lemon Laws.

If you’ve tried to get it repaired, Lemon Laws can work for you.

If you’ve taken your vehicle in multiple times to get the same problem fixed, it’s probably covered by Lemon Law. Although each state is different, most Lemon Laws require that you take you vehicle in for repair between two times (for serious safety defects) and four times (for other types of problems), or that the vehicle is out of service for 30 days.

Have you owned your vehicle for more than a year or two? You may still be covered.

If you've owned the vehicle longer than your state's Lemon Law dictates, it may still be covered under other state laws and under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal law that covers any product having a warranty that costs more than $25.

Do you have a Used Lemon? Lemon Laws may still protect you.

In many states, used vehicles are covered by Used Car Lemon Laws. Even if your state doesn’t have a specific Used Car Lemon Law, it probably has other laws that are designed to protect you.

Get some answers.

If you think you have a lemon car, lemon truck, lemon RV, or lemon motorcycle, you deserve to be compensated. Lemberg & Associates are Lemon Law experts and can help you get Lemon Justice – absolutely free! Click here [link to form] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation, or call toll free 1-877-77-LEMON.