Lemon Law Attorneys in North Carolina
If your vehicle is a lemon, you may need legal assistance to get your manufacturer to refund or replace your vehicle. Learn the factors that determine whether you really have a lemon, how to deal with a car that qualifies as a lemon, and how to hire an attorney that is familiar with lemon law issues.
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When you search for a lemon lawyer in North Carolina, be sure to look for one that is familiar with lemon law cases and knows all the intricacies of the law.
You'll want to ask any potential NC lemon law attorneys about their:
- Lemon law expertise.
- Track record.
With thousands of dollars on the line, you need a lawyer you trust to successfully resolve your case.
The North Carolina lemon law applies to the following new vehicles purchased in North Carolina:
- Passenger cars.
- Most vans.
The law requires manufacturers to repair any defect that impairs the use, value, or safety of a new motor vehicle within the first 2 years OR 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.
In order for your car to be considered a lemon, all of the following must apply:
- The issue occurs in a part of the vehicle that is covered by the manufacturer's warranty, and you are within the warranty period.
- You notify the manufacturer about the issue in writing and provide a reasonable period not more than 15 days to fix said issue.
- The manufacturer has had 4 attempts to repair the same issue and the vehicle has been out of service for a total of 20 business days or more over a period of 12 months during the warranty period.
- The manufacturer's efforts to fix the vehicle are not successful.
Under the lemon law, when your manufacturer is unable to fix the defect, you get to choose either:
- A comparable new car.
- A refund.
Most manufacturers have dispute resolution programs for customers who have issues with their warranties. Some require you to participate in these programs prior to taking the matter to court.
Refer to your warranty for more information about how your vehicle manufacturer deals with vehicles that qualify as lemons.
Finally, don't forget to consult an attorney if you cannot resolve your issue. A lemon lawyer can assist you with the dispute resolution process and/or file a lawsuit on your behalf if you are unable to get your manufacturer to comply.