How Federal and State Lemon Laws Help Consumers in Pennsylvania
Lemon laws have been created to protect consumers who have leased or purchased vehicles or goods that are defective. There are lemon laws at both federal and state levels. If a manufacturer is not able to repair a good or vehicle after they had tried a reasonable number of times, the vehicle or good must be replaced. In some cases, the consumer’s money has to be refunded.
When dealing with a defective vehicle, individuals often have questions about how lemon laws in PA will be applied in their situation. It is important to work with a qualified attorney when assessing a case and deciding to file a claim. State and federal laws require that manufacturers who have sold defective vehicles pay all costs and fees associated with hiring an attorney.
An individual who has a used vehicle may wonder if lemon laws apply to them. Used cars often are covered under lemon law in PA if the vehicle was sold with a written warranty. It is common for used cars to be sold under a warranty from the dealer or the manufacturer. If the vehicle is out of warranty, certain requirements will need to be met in order for lemon laws to apply. For example, the law may apply if the first attempt to address the defect or problem happened during the period when the warranty was active.
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