If your new car is giving you problems, you may be wondering if you are covered by Virginia lemon law. The Virginia lemon law is a set of laws that protect the consumer from vehicle defects. The Motor Vehicle Enforcement Act is the specific laws that cover consumers from getting stuck with a “lemon”. If you have purchased a new car and are struggling to keep it on the road because of the repair issues you may be able to find protection under these laws.
What You Need to Know
There are some steps that you will need to take to ensure that you are able to get the protection you deserve. The vehicle must:
- Have had three unsuccessful attempts at repair and not been able to be repaired
- If it is a serious safety defect, the manufacturer has 1 time to correct the defect
- The vehicle has to have been out of service for 30 days (not consecutive 30 calendar days)
You may be entitled to a full refund of the cost of the vehicle or entitled to a replacement vehicle of the same value if your situation meets the above criteria. You will have to:
- Make a written request for arbitration and notify the dealership that you are making this request
- You have 18 months from the time you take ownership to take advantage of the law
You may be covered by these laws if you follow the rules of the law and act in the time frame allotted. It can be difficult to manage this type of case on your own. A law firm that will fight aggressively for your rights is one of the best ways to get the coverage that you need. Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center is the law firm that will ensure your interests are protected.