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Tennessee Lemon Law

What is the Tennessee Lemon Law?

The Lemon Law in Tennessee provides legal protection for purchasers and lessors of defective cars, trucks and motorcycles. Specifically, the Tennessee Lemon Law applies to all new and used motor vehicles that were purchased or leased in the state and also meet the following criteria:

  • It weighs no more than 10,000 pounds.
  • It has experienced at least one nonconformity that rendered the vehicle unreliable or unsafe for normal operation, or that reduced its resale market value below the average resale value when compared to other, comparable motor vehicles.
How Do I Know if My Vehicle is a Lemon?

Manufacturers of cars, trucks and motorcycles must repair the nonconformities or defects in a motor vehicle within a reasonable number of attempts. Under Tennessee’s Lemon Law statute, a “reasonable number of attempts” means one (or both) of the following:

  • The vehicle is brought to an authorized dealer three or more times for the same defect that first arose within the first year after the vehicle was purchased, or prior to the expiration of the factory warranty, and the defect was not repaired; OR
  • The vehicle is out of service as a result of its repairs for thirty days within the first year after the vehicle was purchased, or prior to the expiration of the factory warranty.X

Our attorneys have handled numerous cases for consumers all across Tennessee who have purchased or leased lemon vehicles. If you are unsure about whether your vehicle is a lemon vehicle, our Tennessee 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 that was bought or leased in Tennessee, you are entitled to have the manufacturer repurchase your vehicle or replace it with a new one. Or, as an alternative, you may be able to receive a “cash-and-keep” settlement, wherein you would receive monetary compensation based on the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its nonconformities and repairs.

Kim is a Tennessee consumer who came to us because she was having problems with the engine electrical system and transmission in her brand new Jeep Wrangler. Kim took her Jeep to an authorized Chrysler dealer on multiple occasions, and the Jeep was out of service for more than 100 days due to its defects and warranty repairs. Kim was in need of a Tennessee attorney that focuses on Lemon Law cases, and ultimately decided to have our law firm represent her. Throughout the process, we tried to settle Kim’s case directly with Chrysler and its lawyers, but initially they were unwilling to amicably resolve her case. Being left with no other option, Kim instructed us to file suit against Chrysler. Shortly thereafter, our firm was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement on Kim’s behalf, and Chrysler paid our attorneys’ fees.

Even if your vehicle doesn’t technically fall under the Lemon Law, you may still be entitled to receive compensation under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal lemon law that applies to any defective product that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. The law also requires the manufacturer to pay our attorneys’ fees, so we do not have to charge our clients for our services.

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

Kim is just one of the thousands of consumers that we have helped all across the country. Our experienced Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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