Many people choose to lease a new or used vehicle rather than purchasing one. Leasing a vehicle can have significant benefits, including lower monthly payments and relatively simple trade-in procedures. Unfortunately, leased vehicles can develop significant issues that cost owners a significant amount of time and money. For this reason, New Jersey’s New Car Lemon Law provides people who leased a lemon with significant protections and also allows them to recover compensation for their losses.
If you believe that your leased vehicle is a lemon, you may be able to obtain a replacement vehicle or a refund for the amount that you financed. In addition, you may be able to recover for any ancillary costs associated with the issue, including attorney’s fees, the cost of your rental vehicle, finance charges, and towing costs.
Recovery under the Lemon Law is not automatic and often requires a significant amount of effort. The Lemon Law applies to new cars that are less than two years old or have been driven for less than 24,000 miles. In order to pursue a Lemon Law claim, you must give the manufacturer an opportunity to repair the vehicle. You will first be required to give the dealer two attempts to repair the defect or the dealer must have kept your car out of service for 20 days for one or more defects and the defects still exist.
If you believe that you have leased a new vehicle that is a lemon, give me a call today. I will be able to review the facts of your case, and determine whether you have a case, and pursue compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation call my office today at (973) 686-9787.