When consumers in Florida purchase a new car or motor vehicle, either from a licensed or private dealer from Florida, they have the Lemon Law on their side. Although unbeknownst to many consumers, consumers actually have the right to exact the Lemon Law in the case where they find their car to be a “lemon”. The motor vehicle is only considered a “lemon” if it contains “nonconformities” or defects that can significantly decrease the safety and performance.
When Can the Car Be Considered for Recall?
The Lemon Law gives the consumer the right to ask the manufacturer or dealer for a free replacement of the entire vehicle or parts that might be defective. Also, the car must have already been sent back to the manufacturer for numerous attempts at repair.
How Can Consumers Qualify Under the Lemon Law?
Firstly, it is important that the motor vehicle that is being considered was either sold or leased within the confines of Florida. Secondly, the vehicle must not have been used for commercial purposes. This means that the consumer should only have been using the car to transport their family or personal reasons.
Thirdly, the car must have been acquired from the original owner of the car within 24 months of the first owner’s purchase of the car. Fourthly, the defect or nonconformity in question has to be covered under the warranty in the first place.