The Florida Lemon Law, or more formally referred to as the Florida Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act, serves to benefit consumers greatly. Essentially, it offers a form of protection for people who purchase or lease their cars in Florida.
How Does the Lemon Law Work?
The Lemon helps by protecting consumers when they find that there are “non-conformities” in their newly purchased motor vehicle. The non-conformity must significantly impair the function of the car or compromise the safety and performance of the car greatly. After sending the car back to the manufacturer or dealership after numerous failed attempts at repairing the car, the consumer is then viable for the Lemon Law.
The consumer has to prove that the car was leased or bought within 24 months of the original owner’s purchase and that the non-conformity is covered by the existing warranty. Thereafter, the consumer can ask their dealer for a complimentary replacement of the entire motor vehicle in some cases, or the replacement of certain car parts. In some cases, the manufacturer or dealership can choose to buy back the defective car by refunding the consumer. It is extremely important that any defects in the car are immediately checked so as to increase the extent of protection.
how can the lemon law help?
The Lemon Law gives peace of mind to consumers who are purchasing cars. With this law in place, they do not have to worry about the dishonest practices of some dealers as long as they do their own research on the dealers and carry out proper inspections of the car through an independent mechanic.