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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lemon Law 2011

A recently passed, new and improved Lemon Law allows new car owners to return defective cars to the dealer within 12 months of purchase. A vehicle that suffers from frequent electrical malfunctions or mechanical breakdowns during a short period, and thus endangers the operator, receives the designation of “lemon”. This beneficial law benefits both consumers and the economy. The Lemon Law of 2011, or House Bill 4841, “An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles”, protects consumers who purchase a new vehicle with defects. Such new car owners would have the right to choose to receive a similar powered replacement vehicle or a refund of the purchase price and miscellaneous other charges associated with vehicle purchases. Additionally, the consumer receives a loaner car or taxi allowance while the new car undergoes repairs in a shop. The law applies to new vehicles purchased within the past 12 months. This law might sound unnecessary since new vehicle warranties typically cover repairs for a period of up to five years. However, many consumers praise the law and its protection from defective new vehicle purchases. Before the Lemon Law, consumers who purchased defective new vehicles had little recourse for compensation. With such an expensive purchase, one wishes to receive a reliable vehicle in perfect working condition. This law gives consumers trustworthy transportation as well as a legal outlet for settling disputes. When consumers purchase expensive items like new cars, factory, dealership, and government employees receive wages. These workers in turn spend money, which benefits the consumer. Overall, everyone benefits from the Lemon Law. Consumers boost the economy and confidently purchase new quality vehicles with assurances that factory defects will be corrected or they will receive a new vehicle. With the Lemon Law of 2011, everyone wins.

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29 Comments:

Anonymous irs tax attorney said...

Although the law provides car owners like me compensation while the car in in the shop, the 12-month protection is inadequate. For me, the length of protection should be equal to the warranty, given that car problems may occur beyond 12 months. The law is better than nothing, though.

December 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous elder financial abuse said...

I disagree. I think having 12 months protection is adequate because it would be unfair for car dealers since the car would decrease its value once it was used and the 12 months are for me excessive.

December 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Anonymous form 2290 said...

It is not inadequate. A 1-year use is warranty long enough to ensure the manufacturers that nothing in the car is faulty.

December 28, 2011 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

I haven't heard about the law yet but I think it can be helpful in some ways. I hope it'll be passed.
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Blogger Suzy Thompson said...

I would agree, it should have consumers law for protection from defective new vehicle purchases. I guess it is necessary and give benefits for the consumer itself.

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Anonymous collection agencies los angeles said...

I think it's only fair that customers who have purchased a car be given 12 months to make sure that the car is working fine. The law is good since it'll benefit the customers, and at the same time it won't damage the economy in any way.

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Blogger Jo Summers said...

This law is really helpful because there will always be a defective car. I remember the time that I called a company for muscle car transportation because my brother bought a defective car.

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Anonymous Lucas Fleming said...

Car lemon law covers the consumer protection program which gives the consumer’s right to return the vehicle if found defective. Well I think this law does not only apply to cars but also to motorcycle vehicles and other types of vehicles that is proven with defects.

March 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Ruby Button said...

How I wish this lemon law applies to every car in the world. Each driver has a right to own a perfectly functioning car, otherwise they're risking their safety.

March 7, 2013 at 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Jessica McConachy said...

This law is really helpful because there are lots of defective cars out there. Some companies don’t give the right service because they want to keep the money that should be spent for the customer’s warranty.

March 12, 2013 at 4:50 AM  
Anonymous Isabelle Wettenhall said...

That is a good deal for both parties. I guess 12 months is enough but if a company will be generous then the longer, the better.

March 21, 2013 at 2:58 AM  
Anonymous Vivian D. Prater said...

My brother experienced having a bad customer service before. Now, whenever he needs to claim his warranty he makes it sure that his car will have all the services that he needs that are included in the warranty.

March 25, 2013 at 3:40 AM  
Anonymous Liam De Rougemont said...

At least now we know there's a law to protect car buyers/drivers. This includes used cars, doesn't it?

April 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Ryan Black said...

Good thing Lemon Law is being implemented, many car consumers would be happy to hear this. Replacement of defective car parts is such a big help to their consumers, they should continue updating this law and make sure that they give the rights of their customers.

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I think having 12 months protection is adequate because it would be unfair for car dealers since the car would decrease its value once it was used and the 12 months are for me excessive.
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