Arizona Lemon Law
The Arizona Lemon Law provides protection to consumers who purchase a defective car, truck, motor cycle or recreational vehicle ("RV"). Consumers that lease a vehicle in Arizona, however, are not protected under the Lemon Law. Specifically, the Arizona Lemon Law statute applies to any new or used vehicle that was purchased in the state and meets the following criteria:
- It is used primarily for personal, family or household purposes. The law does not apply to commercial vehicles nor those used primarily for business purposes.
- It weighs less than 10,000 pounds.
- It has at least one nonconformity that substantially impairs the use and value of the vehicle.
Automobile manufacturers are required to repair the nonconformities in a consumer's vehicle within a reasonable number of attempts. Under Arizona's Lemon Laws, a "reasonable number of attempts" means one (or both) of the following:
- The vehicle is taken to an authorized dealer four times for the same defect within the first two years or 24,000 miles after the vehicle was purchased; OR
- The vehicle is out of service due to its repairs for at least thirty days within the first two years or 24,000 miles after the vehicle was purchased.
Our attorneys have handled thousands of cases for consumers in Arizona that bought lemon vehicles over the past twenty-one years. If you are unsure about whether your vehicle is a lemon, our Arizona Lemon Law attorneys can help you and answer any questions that you have.What Will the Manufacturer do for Me if My Vehicle is a Lemon Vehicle?
If you have a lemon vehicle in Arizona, the manufacturer must repurchase your vehicle or replace it with a brand new one. As an alternative, there is also the possibility of a "cash-and-keep" settlement, wherein you would receive money damages based on the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its defects and repairs.
Alfred is an Arizona consumer who came to us because he was having transmission problems with his brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. Alfred's Santa Fe was at an authorized Hyundai dealer for approximately 300 days as a result of the defect with its transmission. Alfred was in need of an Arizona attorney that focuses on Lemon Law case, and ultimately agreed to retain our law firm to represent him. Pursuant to the Arizona Lemon Law, we sent Hyundai a written correspondence that provided it with an opportunity to perform a Final Repair Attempt on Alfred's vehicle. Despite the fact that Alfred's vehicle was ultimately repaired, its value decreased due to its major defects and repairs, and the unreasonable amount of time that it was in the shop. Throughout the process, we attempted to resolve Alfred' case directly with Hyundai, and a few months after we sent Hyundai notice of our representation, we were able to successfully settle his case, and we did not charge him anything out-of-pocket for our representation.
Even if your vehicle does not fall under the Lemon Law, you may still be able to take action under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal lemon law that applies to any defective product, whether it was purchased new or used, that comes with a manufacturer's warranty. The law also requires the manufacturer to pay our attorneys' fees, so we don't have to charge our clients for our services.Why Should I Choose the Weisberg Consumer Law Group to be My Lemon Law Attorneys?
Alfred is just one of the thousands of consumers that we have represented all across the country. Our experienced Arizona Lemon Law attorneys will guide you every step of the way, and work with you directly to achieve the best possible result and resolution to your case. Connect here for a free, no-obligation Arizona Lemon Law case review.