Few circumstances are as infuriating as discovering you bought a lemon vehicle new off the dealership lot. What could tax your patience even more is repeated trips back to the dealer for attempted repairs, all to no avail. How many repair attempts should you allow on your lemon car, truck or SUV?
Lemon Law Requirements
This is a difficult question to answer because Lemon Laws vary from state to state. However, most states have some form of wording that requires “a reasonable number” (or similar phrasing) of repair attempts by the dealer before your vehicle can rightly qualify as a lemon. This is important, because vague wording can be just the hook car manufacturers try to use to deny lemon law claims.
A “reasonable number” can be argued by attorneys for a long time. Who defines “reasonable?” The car dealer may think “reasonable” is a dozen; a consumer may see “reasonable” as three or four tries. After all, if you can’t get it right after that many attempts, it can’t be fixed, right? This point has been bandied about by attorneys in almost every state.
The simple answer to the question is to allow the dealer to attempt repairs as many times as they are willing. If they finally refuse to try, that can only help a lemon law claim; if you get fed up and quit, it could hurt your claim.
Lemon Larry is Where You Begin!
Lemon Larry is not an attorney, but a free service to consumers to help when you believe you have bought a lemon car, truck or SUV. By taking our quick online assessment, we can help you determine if you have a lemon. If so, we connect you with a local Lemon Law Attorney in your state that has experience with these types of claims.
Your Lemon Law Attorney will be very familiar with the argument over “a reasonable number” of repair attempts and will know how to fight against it to help you successfully pursue your claim.
And remember, if you qualify, you could receive a replacement vehicle or a reimbursement, plus all legal fees are paid by the car manufacturer. Your lawyer’s fees will be paid – you can resolve your lemon issue for free! Take the Lemon Larry online assessment now!