Lemon Law in North Dakota
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1. Start a Search:Purchasing a car, for most, is a financial burden that can also be a somewhat of a gamble. To protect you from being burdened with a manufacturer's mistake, North Dakota's Attorney General maintains a vigilant stance toward enforcing the state's Lemon Law.
Before howling for the fist of justice to slam down upon the manufacturer, make sure your car fits the state's Lemon Law definition. According to the Attorney General you have a lemon on your hands if:
- After giving the car dealer a reasonable number of attempts (at least three) to correct the problem the kink still exists and is so troublesome that it impairs your vehicle's value and use.
- The dealer or manufacturer has been notified of the problem within one year of purchase or during the warranty.
Before summoning the Attorney General, first try to square a settlement through the manufacturer's arbitration system. But if this fails to meet your satisfaction, you should hire an attorney and sue. If you choose this option you must initiate legal action within six months of the warranty's expiration or within 18 months of the vehicle being handed over to you.
Under state law you have the right to demand for either a new vehicle of similar value, or a full refund on the price you paid.
If it's been determined that your leased vehicle is a lemon, the law empowers you to be fully reimbursed for all payments and the security deposit.
North Dakota's Lemon Law does not cover motorcycles, used cars or motor homes.
If you have questions contact the Attorney General's office at (701) 328-3404.
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