Virginia Lemon law
The Virginia Lemon Law protects consumers who purchase or lease a new, used or demonstrator car, truck, motorcycle or moped, as well as a self-propelled motorized recreational vehicle (“RV”), and have experienced problems with those motor vehicles. Moreover, the Lemon Law in Virginia covers any new, used or demonstrator motor vehicle (as detailed above) that has experienced at least one defect or nonconformity that has substantially impaired the vehicle’s use, value or safety.How Do I Know If My Vehicle Is a Lemon?
Manufacturers and warrantors of motor vehicles are legally required to repair its defects within a reasonable number of repair attempts. Under Virginia’s Lemon Law, a “reasonable number of attempts” means one of the following:
- The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer at least once for the same serious safety defect within the first 18 months after the vehicle’s original purchase date, and the serious safety defect still exists; OR
- The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership at least three times for the same defect within the first 18 months after the vehicle’s original purchase date, and the defect still exists; OR
- The vehicle was out of service as a result of its defects and repairs for at least thirty days within the first 18 months after the vehicle’s original purchase date.
Our attorneys have represented vehicle purchasers in Virginia for many years. If you are not sure whether your vehicle constitutes a lemon, our Virginia 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 Virginia, you are entitled to have the manufacturer repurchase it from you or replace it with a brand new vehicle. On the other hand, there is also the possibility of obtaining a “cash-and-keep” settlement, wherein the manufacturer would pay you money based on the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its defects and repairs.
Matthew is a Virginia car buyer who sought our firm’s assistance because he was experiencing serious defects with the engine in his brand new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado. Matthew brought his truck to an authorized General Motors dealer on multiple occasions for engine repairs, and it was out of service for a couple of months as a result of those repairs. Matthew sought a Virginia attorney that handled Lemon Law cases, and agreed to retain our law firm to represent him. In just a few months, we began negotiating with General Motors, and were ultimately able to convince General Motors to make a reasonable cash settlement offer, and they also paid our attorneys’ fees. We were able to successfully resolve Matthew’s case without even having to file a lawsuit against General Motors.
Even if your vehicle does not technically fall under the parameters of the Lemon Law, you may still be able to recover cash 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 federal law also requires the manufacturer to pay the consumer’s 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?
Matthew is just one of the thousands of car buyers that our attorneys have represented all over the country. Our experienced Virginia Lemon Law attorneys will guide you every step of the way, and work with you directly to get the best possible outcome and resolution to your case. Connect here for a free, no-obligation Virginia Lemon Law case review.