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Lemon Law Eligibility

What Qualifies as a Lemon?

There is no cut and dry definition of what is a lemon. The definition will vary depending on the state and on the case itself, and for this reason it is extremely important that you do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable lemon law lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your individual case.

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The best blanket definition of a lemon is a vehicle that is bought new and has caused the owner substantial damages while still under warranty. Lemons are vehicles that were purchased new, but have significant manufacturing errors.

Damages that constitute a "lemon" do not include superfluous or frivolous damages, such as paint peeling or a button coming off. The damages must substantially impair the use of the vehicle, it’s safety, or value. Faulty brakes are a good example of this. However, the difference between a superfluous/frivolous damage and something more substantial isn’t clearly spelled out.

How Do You Know if You Have a Lemon?

If this sounds like your car - if you have been to the dealer several times and are struggling with the following, then you very well could be driving a lemon and could be eligible to seek protection under lemon law:

  • Brakes
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Steering
  • Suspension and the like

The best way, however, to learn about your state's individual law and the lemon law claim process is by contacting an experienced attorney that you can trust.

How Many Repair Attempts Must Be Made Before a Vehicle Can Be Considered a Lemon?

The number of repair attempts required before a vehicle can be considered a lemon can vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific lemon law provisions.

Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Some states may have specific thresholds. For example, in Maine, two repair attempts for any substantial defect or combination of defects that result in the vehicle being out of service for a cumulative total of 15 or more days may qualify the vehicle as a lemon.

  2. Some states consider the duration of time that the vehicle is out of service due to repairs. If the repairs keep the vehicle out of service for a certain number of days, it may meet the lemon law criteria. In some cases, this threshold could be around 30 days3.

It's important to note that lemon law requirements can vary significantly by state and jurisdiction. Therefore, it's best to consult the specific lemon law provisions applicable in your area or seek legal advice from an attorney specializing in lemon law cases for accurate information regarding the number of repair attempts required to consider a vehicle as a lemon.

Experienced Lawyer for Lemon Law

Only by having an initial consultation with lawyer to go over all of your documents can you be sure that you are receiving the effective legal assistance that you deserve. When you are seeking to protect your rights and to fight for your best interests, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable lemon law attorney.

By helping you to understand your state's laws and evaluating your individual case, they will be able to help you dispel common myths and seek your desirable result.

Contact a lemon law attorney as soon as possible to learn if your car qualifies as a lemon. We offer free consultations! We’ve helped over 19,000 consumers and recovered over $70 million.

How Does It Work?

  • Free Case Evaluation

    Submit your information for a free Lemon Law case evaluation by one of our experienced Lemon Law attorneys.

  • We File Your Claim

    If we take your case, we will attempt to resolve the claim with the manufacturer for you.

  • We Don’t Take No for an Answer

    If the manufacturer refused to comply with its Lemon Law obligations, we will file suit to seek compensation for you.

  • Getting A Settlement

    If your case settles, all fees and costs will be paid by the manufacturer.

  • No Cost To You

    Regardless of the outcome, you are never responsible for paying our fees.

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