What is the Wisconsin Lemon Law?
The Wisconsin Lemon Law provides legal protection to consumers that buy or lease a new, demonstrator or executive car, truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle, and have encountered defects with those motor vehicles. Moreover, the Lemon Law in Wisconsin covers any motor vehicle (as detailed above) that has experienced at least one defect or nonconformity that has substantially impaired the use, value or safety of the vehicle.How Do I Know if My Vehicle is a Lemon?
Manufacturers of motor vehicles are legally obligated to repair its nonconformities within a reasonable number of repair attempts. Under Wisconsin’s Lemon Law statute, a “reasonable number of attempts” means either of the following:
- The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership at least four times for the same nonconformity within the first year after the vehicle’s purchase or within the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, whichever comes first, and the defect still exists; OR
- The vehicle was out of service as a result of its nonconformities and repairs for at least thirty days within the first year after the vehicle’s purchase or within the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, whichever comes first.
Our attorneys have represented consumers in Wisconsin for many years. If you are not sure whether your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, our Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, you are entitled to have the manufacturer buy it back from you or replace it with a brand new comparable vehicle. Alternatively, there is also the possibility of obtaining a “cash-and-keep” settlement, which is when the manufacturer pays you money due to the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its nonconformities and repairs.
Kenneth is a Wisconsin car buyer who sought our firm’s help because he was having problems with the engine, steering-suspension system and electrical system in his 2019 Jeep Cherokee that he bought used. Kenneth brought his vehicle to an authorized Chrysler dealer on multiple occasions for repairs, and it was out of service for over thirty days as a result of the repairs. Kenneth sought a Wisconsin 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 Chrysler, and were ultimately able to procure a reasonable cash settlement for Kenneth, and Chrysler also paid our attorneys’ fees. We were able to successfully resolve Kenneth’s case without even having to file a lawsuit against Chrysler.
Even if your vehicle does not technically fall under the requirements of the Lemon Law, you may still be able to receive 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. That 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?
Kenneth is just one of the thousands of car buyers that our attorneys have represented all across the country. Our experienced Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Lemon Law case review.