But for those of you who are unaware of the fact that this term ‘lemon’ is also generally used in the automobile industry to describe a cheap and junky car. Actually this term ‘lemon’ is used to describe just about any item/product that is cheaply made, having very poor quality and chock full of serious manufacturing defects! Such defective items usually cannot be repaired within the warranty period and even if repaired several times just do not work correctly.
And you think that car companies or crafty car salesmen have tricked you in buying a defective car (new/used) or a ‘lemon’ car! Don’t panic! There is help! There are laws called ‘lemon laws’ that offer assistance to consumers like you who have been unfortunate enough to have bought defective cars or for that matter any other defective/faulty products.
So now you, with the help of car lemon laws in your state, can force the automobile companies and cunning car salesmen to repair, replace or refund the cost of a faulty and defective motor vehicle.
Car lemon laws vary according to each state. The mode of action taken against shrewd car manufacturers or salesperson(s) with the help of car lemon law will differ according to which state you live in. So you’ve got to check with your state’s car lemon law guidelines and your rights as a consumer to fight for maximum compensation for a defective vehicle.
A car lemon law is applicable in both cases as to whether you buy a new/used car or you take a car on lease.
Generally if your car is not in working condition for 30 or more consecutive days, or has been to the car mechanic for repair more than 4 times within the very first year of purchase or lease then your car is most likely a lemon and is possibly covered by car lemon law of your state.
Most car lemon laws vary from state to state, but generally state that you can return your defective car to the manufacturer for a refund or replacement if defects are unable to be repaired within the warranty period.
You need to consult a specialized lemon law attorney who can advise you on your rights as a consumer and has a thorough knowledge about the lemon law regulations/guidelines in your particular state.
If the car manufacturer is unable to repair the defects of your brand new car after a reasonable number of attempts within the stipulated warranty period then as per car lemon laws in most US states you can very well ask for a refund of your purchase price or replacement with another new car that is in a good condition.