As a resident of San Tan Valley, you appreciate the unmatched scenic desert beauty of your community and the need for reliable transportation to enjoy it. The last place you want to drive your new car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, UTV, or RV is to the repair shop. Worse yet, you surely don’t want to be sitting on the side of the road or the trail broken down and baking the scorching sun. But if these scenarios sound all too familiar, you may have a lemon. Lemon Laws exist to protect your rights as a consumer if you own a lemon.
A lemon in the automobile manufacturing industry is a new vehicle that does not live up to the manufacturer’s warranty and cannot be repaired in a reasonable number of attempts. A surprising number of vehicles leave the assembly plant with defects. Because the investment you make in a new vehicle is substantial, federal and state Lemon Laws have been established to spell out the terms under which a vehicle can be 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 person 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 San Tan Valley 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.