Lemon law dating
The consumer may have the option to request for repair or a replacement, and if that is not possible, ask for a reduction in price, or even a refund.
California consumers with lemon vehicles may be protected under either the California Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (the federal lemon law), or both.
Remedies may include refund or replacement plus double damages, or cash compensation such as diminished value and/or incidental and consequential damages.
Attorneys’ fees also available meaning qualified consumers may receive California lemon law attorney representation at no cost.
Australia does not have a law similar to a lemon law, so consumers do not have legal protection beyond the vehicle warranty.
Consumers have been known to take creative measures to try to convince vehicle manufacturers to buy back defective vehicles.
The Act also provides that the warranter may be obligated to pay the prevailing party's attorney in a successful lawsuit, as do most state lemon laws.
A consumer may pursue relief under both a state lemon law and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
CAMVAP covers new and used, owned and leased vehicles that are from the current model year and up to an additional four model years.
Some state lemon laws cover only certain classes of vehicles, such as vehicles purchased for individual use but not for business use, or vehicles under a certain gross weight.
A small number of states additionally have more limited lemon laws that cover used vehicles.
CAMVAP is free for consumers, and hearings are held in the consumer's home community.
The process normally takes less than 70 days from start to finish.