Lemons make wonderful beverages but lousy transportation. A lemon in the automobile manufacturing industry is a new car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, UTV, or RV that does not live up to the manufacturer’s warranty and cannot be repaired in a reasonable number of attempts. Because of the frequency with which vehicles leave the assembly plant with defects, and because of the investment a new vehicle represents to the buyer, federal and state Lemon Laws have been established to spell out the circumstances under which a motor vehicle is classified as a lemon. If your car, truck, RV or other conveyance qualifies under the law as a lemon, you are entitled to redress.
The term “lemon,” meaning a bad deal, first appeared in Britain in the early 1900s. To receive a “lemon” in those early days indicated that the consumers received an item of substandard quality. That definition fits well with cars and trucks that do not meet the quality standards laid out in the manufacturer’s warranty.
According to the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Arizona Motor Vehicle Warranties Act, a lemon is a vehicle with unrepairable defects that impair its safety, use, or value. When a vehicle fails to meet the standard of quality in the written warranty after the dealer has attempted a reasonable number of repairs, federal and state laws protect you as the consumer. Michael J. Goodman Lemon Law PLLC specializes in handling Lemon Law cases in Scottsdale and surrounding communities in Arizona. Michael can help you get rid of that sour lemon taste from a poor-quality new vehicle. Contact Michael J. Goodman for a free, no-risk evaluation of your case.