What to Do if You Purchased a Defective Vehicle in Louisiana

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Dec, 2016


So, you just purchased a new vehicle and it has malfunctioned. Do you know what to do and when the motor vehicle falls under the Louisiana Lemon Law? A car is considered a lemon if you purchase it new and the auto is defective to the point that it is unusable and decreases the value of the vehicle. Before you consider contacting an attorney there is a process that you will need to follow. Consumers are required to give the manufacturer a reasonable amount of time to fix the issue with the vehicle. In the state of Louisiana, you are required to let the company make at least four attempts to fix the same problem within one year of purchasing the auto. If they are unable to make the repairs, you auto then fall into the lemon category. If the auto does not operate for 45 days during that first year, it can be considered a defective car.

Motor Vehicles that are Eligible and Ineligible

   *   ATVS and Personal watercrafts under 10,000 pounds sold after August 15, 1999.
   *   Passenger cars that are sold in the state.
   *   Framework or drive train of motor homes that is for personal use that was still under warranty after the 15th of August, 1999.
   *   Commercial vehicles sold in the state.
   *   Louisiana Lemon Law does not cover vehicles such as motorcycles, RVs, mobile homes, or newly-leased autos.

Lessen Your Stress by Speaking with a Trusted Attorney

It can be extremely frustrating to purchase a new vehicle and discover that it is defective. If you have tried to work with the manufacturer and they failed to make the necessary repairs, you should consult with Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®. Their skilled team understands the stress that you are under and will devote their time to help you obtain a reasonable settlement for your case.

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