Essentially, lemon laws protect car purchasers against products that fail certain universal quality standards. In Florida, purchasers who own or are currently leasing a vehicle can file claims under the Lemon Law if they feel that their car is not of the promised quality. After filing the claim, the seller or manufacturer is has to buy back the vehicle. This process will then see the manufacturer informing the Office of the Attorney General, followed by ensuring that the vehicle is titled “manufacturer buy back”.
How Can Vehicles Qualify For Lemon Law?
When is a Considered a Lemon?
According to the laws in Florida, “Lemons” refer to motor vehicles that has flaws which the manufacturer cannot fix even after trying numerous times. These flaws can only be considered if they significantly prevent the normal function of the motor vehicle, and poses safety threats to drivers and passengers.
When is the Lemon Law Useful?
The Lemon Law can only be beneficial to buyers if certain criteria are met. They are as follows:
- The motor vehicle is purchased or acquired from someone in Florida. If it was not acquired from a proper dealer, the time of transaction must be within 24 months of the original purchase.
- The motor vehicle is not for commercial purposes.
- The manufacturer has failed to fix the flaw in your vehicle despite numerous attempts.
- The consumer must have the right to exact the warranty.
- You have already presented the manufacturer or dealer with a formal required notice to give them one last chance to rectify the problem.