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What is Pennsylvania Lemon Law?

Pennsylvania Lemon Law or Lemon Law PA 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.

The Pennsylvania Lemon Law is essentially a refund policy. So what that means is if you've had a problem with your vehicle, whether that's a water leak, a stall out problem, the navigation unit doesn't work under the manufacturer's warranty, we can work to get that vehicle bought back under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law. And that means a couple of things. One is we get it bought back for the purchase price. Not the market price, not the present-day value, the purchase price. So that means you get your taxes back, your payments back, your down payment back. And they have to pay the attorney's fees, expert's cost, court cost. You can also get a replacement of the motor vehicle. And what that means is you get a brand new vehicle for the same place and time you are at with your current payments on your defective vehicle. The good news is at the firm of Timothy Abeel and Associates we cover the entire state of Pennsylvania. Whether you are in Alleghany County, Philadelphia County, Erie or Scranton, we will come to you and handle your case. So get your repair orders together, send them to our firm for a free consultation. Time is always of the essence in these cases and we look forward to helping you!

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.  

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25 Regency Plaza, Glen Mills, PA 19342 | 309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
301 Grant Street, One Oxford Center, Suite 4300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | 101 Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 888-830-1474

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