Breach of Warranty
All Lemon Law claims are warranty related. If the Manufacturer of your vehicle cannot repair the defects within a reasonable number of attempts, then you have a lemon, and you are entitled to a replacement or full refund of the purchase price.
Under certain circumstances, however, your vehicle may not qualify for protection under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law. There are many reasons that your vehicle may not qualify: if the vehicle is used, if the first occurrence of the defect is not within the first 12,000 miles, if the vehicle is not registered in PA, or if you have a motorcycle or RV, you will not be able to pursue a claim under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law. There are other reasons that your vehicle may not qualify under the Lemon Law as well. This is not a major cause for concern to you, because there are other state and federal laws that will provide you with protections that are similar to the PA Lemon Law.
The Magnuson Moss Warranty Act is the first that comes to mind. That law is often referred to as the "Federal Lemon Law", and it allows you to pursue a claim under many circumstances where your vehicle does not qualify under the PA Lemon Law. This law also provides for recovery of your attorney fees if you are successful in bringing your claim. The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law is another avenue to take if you have a warranty related problem. This law provides protections to the consumer where a given product does not perform as it should or as it was advertised.
Our firm has a great deal of experience in dealing with vehicle related warranty claims. Contact our office today at 1-888-536-6644 or send an email to Greg@PittsburghLemonLaw.com to arrange a free consultation, or simply fill out our FREE Case Review form for a no obligation review of your potential Lemon Law claim.