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What is New Jersey Lemon Law?

New Jersey Lemon Law covers vehicles purchased or leased in the state or registered in New Jersey that experience defects/warranty problems within the first two years or 24,000 miles. There is a four year time limit from the date of the third repair attempt (or 20 days out of service) to officially file under NJ Lemon Law. To be deemed a "lemon" a vehicle must have been subject to more than three repair attempts, the defect must substantially impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle or be a serious safety defect which is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle is driven.

At Timothy Abeel and Associates, we handle New Jersey Lemon Law cases. We handle cases from Bergen County all the way to Cape May County. And the New Jersey Lemon Law covers problems with your motor vehicle the manufacturer's warranty. So what does that mean? That means if you've had a water leak, a stall out problem with your vehicle, a problem with the navigation system while you're under the manufacturer's warranty and it's occurred three times or it's been out of service for any of these problems I've listed 20 days or more, we can work to get that vehicle bought back from the manufacturer. And what that means is that they have to buy it back for the purchase price; what you paid for it, not present-day value, not market value. So you're going to get your down payment back, you're going to get your monthly payments back, your taxes. And they're gonna have to cover the attorney's fees and costs, court costs, experts costs, so there's no out of pocket costs for you. You also have the option if you meet the parameters of the New Jersey Lemon Law to get a Lemon Law swap. And what that means is that we get you a new motor vehicle for the same place you are in your payments, same place in time and you get credit for your down payment and all of your attorney's fees and costs are covered. If you don't meet those paraments of the New Jersey Lemon Law, we can still help you in a loss in value claim under consumer protection laws for a loss in value claim and your attorney's cost and fees are covered.

How much does it cost to file a NJ Lemon Law claim?

Surprisingly, nothing. New Jersey 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.  When you work with Lemon Law firm Timothy Abeel & Associates, there are no upfront costs or "fine print" out-of-pocket expenses.

How long does the New Jersey Lemon Law process take?

Our New Jersey Lemon Law attorneys work tirelessly to get our clients the settlement they deserve within the first 30 to 60 days.  We're not afraid to go against a manufacturer in court if need be.

What if I experience problems with my car after the New Jersey Lemon Law limit of two years or 24,000 miles?

If the issues with your car started after the first two years or 24,000 miles, you  may still be protected under consumer protection laws. You may have a valid Breach of Warranty Claim if the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty. Contact Timothy Abeel & Associates to discuss your individual case.

What compensation am I entitled to if my car turns out to be a Lemon in New Jersey?

 If the dealer or manufacturer doesn't repair a nonconformity after a reasonable number of attempts, the buyer may choose to either have the manufacturer replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle of equal value or be able to return the vehicle and get a refund on the full purchase or lease price of the vehicle, including all collateral charges.

How long does the NJ 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.  The buyer isn't entitled to a refund or replacement if the malfunctioning part of the vehicle is a result of abuse, neglect or modification on the part of their part or if the problems don't significantly impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle.

What should I do if I think my car is a Lemon?

The New Jersey and Pennsylvania Lemon Law attorneys at Timothy Abeel & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to helping their clients obtain the settlement they deserve as fast as possible. Give the firm a call at 1-888-830-1474 to find out more about your rights as a consumer.  

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