Lemon Law Tips
KEEP A COPY of all documentation you have regarding
your vehicle and its history. This includes all repair orders, purchase contracts,
warranty book and owners manual that came with your car.
WRITTEN NOTES of all conversations you have with your dealership and repair
technicians concerning your vehicle and its “lemon” potential. Include the date,
time and what specifically was discussed. This includes phone calls and in-person
ASK ABOUT TSB’s, or Technical Service Bulletins,
instructions from the manufacturer that alert dealerships of specific defects or
necessary repairs in certain models. If you don’t ask your dealer might not present
you with this information, so speak up and ask your technician to write your request
on the repair order.
PREPARE A TIMELINE if you have
many repair orders in your possession, to organize each repair attempt by date,
the number of times the vehicle has been in the shop, and how many days total your
vehicle has been out of service.
DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED
by your dealer, repair technicians, or others who might tell you the problems you
are experiencing with your vehicle are minor and that you do not qualify under the
lemon law for any sort of relief. ONLY AN ATTORNEY who is licensed to practice law
in the state where you purchased your vehicle and has some familiarity with the
lemon law, can make that determination!