What is Pennsylvania Lemon Law?
Pennsylvania Lemon Law covers new vehicles purchased or leased in the state or registered for the first time in Pennsylvania that experience defects/warranty problems within the first year or 12,000 miles. To be deemed a "lemon" a vehicle should generally be subject to more than three repair attempts or have been out of service for thirty (30) days for any/all problems, and the persistent problem(s) substantially impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle.
How much does it cost to file a Lemon Law claim in Pennsylvania?
Surprisingly, nothing. Pennsylvania Lemon Law includes a fee-shifting provision requiring the motor vehicle manufacturer to pay all attorney fees and legal costs if the consumer wins the case. This pay is in addition to the money the consumer will collect for repairs and/or the full amount of the car from the manufacturer. Rest assured that there will be no upfront or hidden out-of-pocket expenses when you work with Timothy Abeel & Associates.
How long is the Lemon Law process in Pennsylvania?
We work tirelessly to get our clients back on the road and with money back in their pockets as soon as possible, with a goal of settling each case within the first 30 to 60 days. We aren't afraid to file suit against the manufacturer if they refuse to give our clients all that to which they're legally entitled.
What if my car starts having problems after the PA Lemon Law time limit?
If you purchased a used car in Pennsylvania or your problems occurred after the first year or 12,000 miles, you may still be protected under other consumer protection laws. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty, then you may have a Breach of Warranty claim or a Fraud Claim. Call Timothy Abeel & Associates for a free consultation.
What compensation am I entitled to if my car turns out to be a Lemon in PA?
If the dealer or manufacturer fails to repair or correct a nonconformity after a reasonable number of attempts, the purchaser has the option to either return the lemon and get a refund on the full purchase or lease price of the vehicle, including all collateral charges, or have the manufacturer replace the motor vehicle with one of equal value.
How long does the PA Lemon Law refund or replacement process take?
If the consumer chooses a refund or replacement, payment must be made within 30 days of the decision. It's important to note that the consumer is not entitled to a refund or replacement if the nonconformity is a result of abuse, neglect or modification on the part of the purchaser or if the problems don't significantly impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle.
What should I do if a think my car is a Lemon?
The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lemon Law attorneys at Timothy Abeel & Associates, P.C. will work tirelessly to get you the settlement you deserve as fast as possible. Give our firm a call at 1-888-830-1474 to find out what you are entitled to as a consumer.