New York residents have a possibility three lemon laws available to them when they purchase a defective car. There is a New York New Car lemon law, a New York Used Car lemon law, and a federal lemon law. Our New York lemon law attorney will be able to determine which of these lemon laws may apply to your situation.
Under the New York New Car lemon law a car meets the requirements of the lemon law if:
(1) The same defect or condition is subject to repair 4 or more times within 18,000 miles or during the first 2 years after the original delivery date (whichever is earlier) and the defect continues; or
(2) the vehicle is out of service due to repair 30 or more days during the same time period stated in (1).
If your car meets the new car lemon law requirements, then you may be entitled to return your lemon car for a comparable car, which is not a lemon, or a refund of the purchase price less an allowance for use.
The New York Used Car lemon law applies to cars that cost more than $1,500.00 and have more than 18,000 miles but less than 100,000 miles at the time of purchase. If there is a defect in the car which continues to exist after 3 repair attempts or which causes the car to be out of service for 15 days, then you may qualify for relief under the New York used car lemon law.
The third lemon law is the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This “federal lemon law” applies to all goods, including cars, which are purchased with a written warranty. Under this lemon law, the warrantor is required to repair the car within a reasonable time to make it conform to the written warranty. Our New York lemon law attorney can help you determine whether your car meets the requirements of this lemon law.
The New York lemon laws are some of the most comprehensive in the country in that they apply to both new and used cars. Our New York lemon law attorney will review your potential claims free of charge. Additionally, if you have a claim under any of the above lemon laws, the manufacturer or dealer will pay the costs and attorneys fees involved in pursuing your lemon law claim.
Is Your Car a Lemon under the New York Lemon Law?
If you have a 2010 or newer model year vehicle that has had repeated repairs or has been out of service for several days, it may be a lemon under the New York Lemon Law and you may be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or a new car. Even if your vehicle does not meet the lemon law requirements, you may still be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or new car under federal law. These laws can apply to used cars too.
You paid a lot of money for your vehicle and cannot afford to delay in resolving the problems with your vehicle. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to resolve your case. You must act quickly and present your problems to the manufacturer. Our experienced attorneys are here to walk you through every aspect of the lemon law process and make it quick and easy. Most of all, we can put an end to the headaches with your car.