What to Do if Your Used Car Won’t Run Properly

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Apr, 2018


Many people opt to purchase used cars simply because they cannot afford a brand new one. Sometimes, used car owners might find that their vehicle doesn’t run the way it should. They wonder if there are any laws that require the seller to either give them back their money or replace their vehicle with a similar model. The simple answer is yes. Each state has a used car Lemon Law that covers the buyer in certain situations. These laws do vary somewhat from state to state. Usually, the seller is allowed to try to repair the problem a number of times before the law allows the buyer to file a Lemon Law lawsuit.

Most states do allow the seller to elect to fix the defect for about 3 to 4 times in the 12 to 18 months or so after the used car is bought. There are also clauses that state a buyer can sue if their car needed to be in the shop for 30 or more days for repairs. It is best to consult with an attorney that specializes in lemon laws applicable to used cars. These lawyers can review your case to determine whether or not your car meets the requirements under the lemon law.

Choose a law firm that doesn’t require the buyer to pay them a retainer fee. The purpose of the used car Lemon Law is to ensure that used car buyers have a legal route to take if the vehicle doesn’t operate as the seller indicated that it did. A Lemon Law attorney can trace the paperwork connected to your specific car to determine if there were issues known to the seller prior to the sale. Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®.

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