Defective Automobile Protection Law

Lawyers Guide

When a car does not function properly, it can be frustrating and upend your life. Fixing a defective car can cost thousands of dollars. In this guide, learn what rights you have when your car is a ‘lemon.’ Can you receive compensation from the auto company or the dealership?

  • ContentUsed Car Does Not Run, What Can You Do?

    Attorneys frequently receive questions regarding defective used cars. All too often, people purchase a used vehicle with verbal assurances that everything works fine and that it will be quite reliable, only to discover that neither is the case. What can you do when this happens to you?

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  • ContentRights of an Owner of a Recalled Vehicle

    Every years, millions of products are recalled for various reasons. Recalls affect the very smallest of items such as children’s toys to large objects such as vehicles. When a product is recalled, it is usually due to some safety concern. Knowing the rights associated with recalled items can help consumers.

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  • ContentMy Car is a Lemon: Now What?

    Buying a car is usually an exciting experience. But, when your new car does not function properly, it can be a frustrating experience. When a car dealer sells you a lemon, how can you get to the “lemonade” of a properly functioning car and possibly even receiving a cash settlement?

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  • ContentLemon Laws: What Qualifies as a Lemon

    Lemons are cars that are so damaged that they rarely run as well as they should and often will break down later without any prompting or serious wear and tear from the new buyer. When the car breaks down, the buyer often cannot use it again without serious repair work that can take more than the amount it cost to originally purchase it.

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  • ContentLemon Laws and Used Vehicles

    The lemon laws of the various states usually cover used cars if there is a specific type of warranty given by the dealership to ensure similar outcomes as with new cars and the subsequent warranties given for these deals. Even if the used car is given repairs and has few defects, it is possible to classify it as a lemon and require legal recourse.

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  • ContentDo I Have a Right to Ask the Dealer for a CarFax Report Before I Sign?

    When dealing with an auto dealership to purchase a vehicle, it may be possible to request a CarFax report. However, this may only be possible if the vehicle is registered and has a file with the website.

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  • ContentThe Mechanic Damaged My Vehicle - What Can I Do?

    Question: I took my car in for service and when it was returned, my transmission was no longer working properly. The mechanic said that he didn’t do anything to it, but the vehicle was working perfectly when I left it at his place of business. I am not sure what type of lawyer I need or what I can do about the situation.

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  • ContentRecall Repair Failed or Caused More Problems - What Are My Legal Options?

    An automotive defect is one where a part or system that supports the safe operation of a vehicle has been found to need repair or replacement. Recall notices are sent to car owners so they can have the defective part or system repaired or replaced. But what if the recall repair or replacement fails to solve the problem? Does the car ower have any additional recourse?

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  • ContentTwo Days after Buying a Used Car, the Transmission Failed. Can I Return It and Get My Money Back?

    When purchasing a car, the stipulations that provide for returning it are very specific in most contracts. If the individual obtained the vehicle from a car dealership, the contract agreement may specify what is permitted for returning the vehicle. However, in most of these situations, money is not returned.

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