Owners of defective cars in Massachusetts can avail themselves of a number of consumer based laws in order to obtain assistance. In addition to the Massachusetts lemon law, there also exists a federal lemon law known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act which can be utilized either on its own or in conjunction with the lemon law to assist consumers. These laws require the manufacturer to pay your attorney fees so do not hesitate to contact our Massachusetts lemon law attorney to evaluate the specifics of your situation.
The Massachusetts lemon law, M.G.L. ch 90 § 7N 1/2, provides very effective means for consumers to obtain help if they have a defective car. Specifically, the Massachusetts lemon law states that it is presumed that the lemon law is satisfied if either of the following requirements is met:
1. The car was presented for repair on 3 or more occasions for the same nonconformity within one year or 15,000 miles from the date of original delivery of the car and the problem still exists; OR
2. The car has been subject to repairs for any combination of defects which total 15 or more business days (the days do not have to be consecutive) within the same time/mileage period described in 1.
Under this provision the manufacturer must also be allowed a final opportunity to repair any ongoing defects.
An additional requirement of the Massachusetts lemon law is the defect or nonconformity with the car substantially impairs the use, market value, or safety of the car. Our Massachusetts lemon law attorney can advise you whether your car’s defects satisfy this element of the law. Basically the Massachusetts lemon law will not provide relief for trivial defects. However, what does not constitute a substantial impairment for one person may for another so it is important that our Massachusetts lemon law attorney consult with you regarding this issue. If all the requirements of the Massachusetts lemon law are met then the manufacturer must repurchase or replace your car.
Even if your car’s defects do not qualify you for assistance under the Massachusetts lemon law, you may still be entitled to relief under the federal lemon law mentioned above. This law states that if a car has been subject to repeated warranty repairs that you may be entitled to relief ranging from money compensation to lemon law type repurchase/replacement relief. Our Massachusetts lemon law attorney can inform you whether the federal lemon law applies to your situation.
Is Your Car a Lemon under the Massachusetts Lemon Law?
If you have a 2010 or newer model year vehicle that has had repeated repairs or has been out of service for several days, it may be a lemon under the Massachusetts Lemon Law and you may be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or a new car. Even if your vehicle does not meet the lemon law requirements, you may still be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or new car under federal law. These laws can apply to used cars too.
You paid a lot of money for your vehicle and cannot afford to delay in resolving the problems with your vehicle. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to resolve your case. You must act quickly and present your problems to the manufacturer. Our experienced attorneys are here to walk you through every aspect of the Massachussttes lemon law process and make it quick and easy. Most of all, we can put an end to the headaches with your car.
We look forward to assisting you whether it be in the form of only providing advice or actually undertaking representation of your case. In whatever capacity that we deal with you there will be no charge for our services. So please do not hesitate to contact our Massachusetts lemon law attorney.
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Please contact our Massachusetts lemon law attorney if you believe that your car may be a lemon. Our Massachusetts lemon law attorney will provide you with free advice regarding your potential lemon law claims, and if you have a claim, the manufacturer will be responsible for the costs and attorney fees involved in bringing your lemon law claim.