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New Vehicle Lemon Laws

New Vehicle Lemon Laws

Buying a new car is often a significant investment of both time and money. New vehicles are very expensive and potential buyers often spend hours of their personal time researching their various options. Unfortunately, each year a substantial number of car buyers purchase new vehicles that turn out to have or develop significant issues that cannot be repaired. When this occurs, consumers who are adversely affected have legal rights under New Jersey’s Lemon Law.

New Vehicle Lemon Laws

What If My Car is a Lemon?

If your new car is a lemon, you may be entitled to significant compensation by filing a legal claim. The kinds of losses that are recoverable include the following:

  • The purchase price or cost of leasing your vehicle
  • Attorney’s fees
  • The cost of any attempted repairs
  • Finance charges
  • The fee associated with bringing a Lemon Law claim
  • Towing costs
  • Fees associated with the use of expert witnesses
  • The cost of a rental vehicle that you need to use while your car is inoperable because of the defect

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 on two seperate occasions. In doing so 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 purchased or 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.

Lemon Laws