Car in the Shop More Than on the Road? It May Qualify Under the Lemon Law

It is the responsibility for a manufacturer to produce a safe and quality automobile for consumers to purchase. Just as it is the responsibility of the dealership to ensure the autos they sell is in top condition. What happens though when they fail to meet these responsibilities? When you purchase a car that is defective how long do you have to wait to determine if it falls under the Washington Lemon Law? If you own a vehicle that has seen more time in an auto shop than on the road, you should consult with an attorney to determine if you have a claim against the manufacturer or dealership.

What Vehicles are Covered Under the Lemon Law

Any new or used auto that was leased or purchased in the state of Washington that is under 19,000 pounds. The auto must be covered under a manufacturer guarantee at the time that is was sold and be used on public roads. As a consumer, your responsibility is to allow the dealership or manufacturer to have a reasonable amount of tries to repair the vehicle before it is deemed a lemon.Ā  Washington Lemon Law requires that the dealership or manufacturer has at least four tries to fix a non-safety imperfection or two attempts to repair a safety flaw. If the auto is out of service for 30 days, it can then qualify as a lemon if 15 of those days occurred while under warranty.

Do Not be Stuck with a Lemon when Help is Available

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law CenterĀ® understands the frustration that consumers go through when they believe they have purchased a reliable auto. Their team of skilled attorneys will work with you to file a claim against the manufacturer and dealership to help obtain relief from the financial bind a defective car has placed on a consumer. They will negotiate with the opposing party to reach a fair settlement without going to court if possible.