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Louisiana Lemon Law

What is the Louisiana Lemon Law?

The Louisiana Lemon Law protects consumers that purchase or lease a defective car, truck, motorcycle, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicle and drivable recreational vehicle (“RV”). Specifically, the Louisiana Lemon Law statute applies to any new or used vehicle (as described above) that was purchased or leased in the state and meets the following criteria:

  • It is used mainly for personal, family or household purposes. The law does not apply to commercial vehicles nor those used exclusively for business purposes.
  • It weighs less than 10,000 pounds.
  • It has at least one defect or nonconformity that substantially impairs the use and/or value of the vehicle.
How Do I Know if My Vehicle is a Lemon?

Vehicle manufacturers must repair the nonconformities in a consumer’s vehicle within a reasonable number of attempts. Under Louisiana’s Lemon Laws, a “reasonable number of attempts” means one (or both) of the following:

  • The vehicle has been delivered to an authorized dealer four times for the same defect during the warranty term or within the first year after the vehicle was purchased (whichever comes first), and the defect still exists; OR
  • The vehicle was of service due to its defects for forty-five days during the warranty term or within the first year after the vehicle was purchased (whichever comes first).

Our attorneys have been handling cases for Louisiana consumers that have purchased or leased lemon vehicles for several years. If you are uncertain about whether your vehicle is a lemon, our Louisiana Lemon Law attorneys can assist you and answer any questions that you have.

What Will the Manufacturer Do for Me if My Vehicle is a Lemon Vehicle?

If your vehicle is a Lemon in Louisiana, you are entitled to have the manufacturer repurchase it from you 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 monetary compensation as a result of the diminished value of your vehicle due to its defects and repairs.

James is a Louisiana consumer who sought our firm’s assistance because he was having problems with the engine electrical system in his brand new Dodge Ram. James took his truck to an authorized Chrysler dealer on six separate occasions, and it was out of service for over 100 days due its repairs, but the nonconformities were not properly fixed. James was in need of a Louisiana attorney that focused on Lemon Law case, and ultimately agreed to retain our law firm to represent him. Within a few months, we were able to convince Chrysler to repurchase James’ vehicle, and we didn’t even have to file a lawsuit against them!

Even if your vehicle does not technically fall under the Lemon Law, you may still be entitled to relief 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. That law also requires the manufacturer to pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees, so we don’t need to charge our clients for our services.

Why Should I Choose the Weisberg Consumer Law Group to Be My Lemon Law Attorneys?

James is just one of the thousands of consumers that we have represented all across the country. Our experienced Louisiana Lemon Law attorneys will guide you every step of the way, and work with you directly to get the best possible result and resolution to your case. Connect here for a free, no-obligation Louisiana Lemon Law case review.

Client Reviews
I want to personally thank you for all your assistance and guidance with this. I value everything you did and hope I will not have to use your service, but will highly recommend your office. Diana
I received the payment for my settlement. I really appreciate your firm for the representation. You all did a wonderful job and in the future if I need assistance you will be the first I would call. Thank you and i will make sure that I give you plenty referrals. Thank you again!!! Montreesia R.
Thank you all for your time and dedication to my case. The fact that it was done from another state is astounding. You all did such an awesome job with communication and efficiency. Diamond F.
Thank you for the work you have done. I didn't know what to do, but you did. I appreciate the time you took with me. Thank you again for winning the case. Athenia P.
Mr. Weisberg and his firm took our case and they were the best! Professional, friendly, responded quickly. The Lemon Law applied in our situation and was settled with quick results. we would highly recommend this firm. Pat