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You bought a car, computer or other product that is covered under a warranty. Since your purchase, you have been having continual problems and have had to seek repair more than once. If this describes your situation, you may be dealing with a lemon. Fortunately, you have rights under state and federal law to seek a replacement product or a cash settlement. The dealership or seller may also agree to purchase the lemon vehicle or other product back from you.

Under federal lemon laws, you may have grounds for a lawsuit if the manufacturer has been unable to properly repair your defective product in a reasonable number of attempts. You may be entitled to a replacement product or full refund for the purchase price. You may also be able to recover attorney fees if you hired an attorney to handle your claim. Federal lemon laws are typically more beneficial to consumers in various ways. They cover used and new products and do not place mileage restrictions on motor vehicles like most states do. However, it is important to involve an experienced lemon law attorney who understands the ins and outs of federal lemon laws and can protect your legal rights every step of the way.

Federal Lemon Law

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act offers protection to consumers who purchase products worth more than $25 that come with a written warranty. This federal act serves to help prevent manufacturers from using unfair warranty agreements and also makes it easier for a consumer to bring a warranty suit against a manufacturer by providing for the awarding of attorney’s fees.

The Uniform Commercial Code applies to the sale of products throughout the U.S. and gives the consumer the right to refund or replacement of a product that is a lemon. This code, however, does not specifically define a “lemon” and so the outcome of your case may vary depending upon the court decision, as well as your protection under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and your state’s lemon law

Consult a Lemon Lawyer

For more information on federal lemon law and how it applies to your case, we recommend that you consult a lawyer experienced with lemon law in your particular area.  A lemon law attorney may be able to help you recover the compensation you need so you can get a new car or a replacement vehicle and finally have the peace of mind that comes with no longer dealing with a lemon. With our experience in this field and our commitment to helping consumers in their time of need, we are confident in our ability to protect your interests under federal lemon laws.

Contact the National Lemon Law Center today!