Buying a new car can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. There are protections in place, called lemon laws, which ensures that you are protected for up to two years should something go wrong with a new car. If you are experiencing persistent problems with your vehicle that you have repeatedly tried to get fixed, it might be time to find an attorney.
State-by-State Lemon Laws
Although one federal bill, the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, covers residents of all U.S. States, different states have their state-level lemon laws that cover the sale of new cars in their state. Some of these state-level bills cover more than new cars– some cover used cars, RV’s, and even motorcycles. These state-level laws also have varying time-frames, settlements, and levels of coverage.
Florida Lemon Laws
The lemon law in Florida is one of the most comprehensive sets of laws in the country. Although they only cover new cars and RV’s, these laws protect the car dealerships as well as consumers. If the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board has found a new car to be defective, the consumer is eligible for a refund of up to 105% of the purchase cost or a replacement vehicle. The process to get your case to the New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board is arduous. It requires three attempts to fix the issue, and a written notice sent to the auto manufacturer. Ten days after you have sent the written notice to the auto manufacturer, you are eligible to start gathering the paperwork needed to appear before the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board.
If you are looking for a lemon law attorney in Florida, you should contact Lemon Law America.