It doesn’t make sense to remain distraught if you have been sold a lemon car. Due to rising incidences of consumers being straddled with faulty cars, laws have been enacted in order to protect consumers’ right and give them an equal chance to fight it out against the major auto players. The Louisiana lemon law too aims to protect citizens’ rights in such scenarios.
The lemon law kicks in when the below provisions are met
1 – Allow reasonable number of attempts
The law stipulates to provide the manufacturer a reasonable number of tries to fix the defect in the car. If he is yet not able to solve it then the car will be termed as a lemon.
2 – Allowable defects
Not all defects are covered under these laws. Suppose if you have chipped paint or dent then these aren’t covered. The defect has to be such that it hampers the performance of the car and endangers the safety of the driver, co-passengers, other pedestrians or other cars driving on the roads.
3 – Timing is important
Under Louisiana lemon law, you need to file your lawsuit not more than 3 years from the date of purchase of the defective car, or not more than one year until after the warranty period is over.
4 – Compensation options
In case the buyer wins the case then he/ she is entitled to one of the below two forms of compensation from the manufacturer/ dealership
a. Repurchase of the vehicle
The buyer needs to buy back the vehicle at the same price paid by the buyer, plus the taxes and registration charges, minus the mileage offset
b. Replacement of the vehicle
The buyer is entitled to get a replacement car that is of identical make, model, and performance, but without the lemon car issue.
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