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NC Lemon Law

Warranties exist for new, and sometimes used, vehicles for a reason.  They provide assurance that mechanical problems will be repaired if they arise. If you have purchased a new or used car, motorcycle, truck, or other vehicle and you find yourself taking it in for repairs for the same problem more than four times, or for repairs that last longer than twenty days, within a twelve month period within the warranty, it may be a lemon.  State and federal laws protect vehicle owners from being stuck with lemons if the problems are unable to be repaired.  At Norris Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to protecting clients involved in warranty disputes over defective vehicles, to helping them rid themselves of their lemons or, at a minimum, achieving a partial cash refund to compensate them for the vehicle’s lost value and loss of use.

For more on our firm’s lemon law warranty practice, see our dedicated website at:  www.lemonlawnc.com

Legal Protection from New and Used Lemon Vehicles

The North Carolina New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act (aka “Lemon Law“) requires a manufacturer to repurchase or replace a defective new motor vehicle that meets the requirements outlined below.  Additionally, under certain circumstances, a federal law known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act exists to protect consumers of used motor vehicles that are purchased with a preexisting warranty or who buy a separate extended warranty or service contract.

New Vehicles

The Lemon Law protects consumers whose new vehicle has mechanical defects that are unable to be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts or within a reasonable amount of time.  If you bought a new car, truck, or motorcycle that, within the first 24 months or 24,000 miles experiences mechanical defects that require it to be taken for repairs more than four times or or that last for more than 20 cumulative business days within a 12-month period of the warranty, it may be a lemon.  Read the North Carolina Lemon Law statute for more details.

Used Vehicles

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act protects consumers who purchase any product, including used vehicles, with a written warranty or service contract and allows remedies that are similar to that of the North Carolina Lemon Law described above.  Although North Carolina does not currently have an official “used vehicle lemon law”, used vehicles that are purchased with a written warranty or certain service contracts may be covered by this federal consumer protection statute.

Learn How our NC Lemon Law Firm Can Assist You

To discuss your situation and learn how we can help you, contact Norris Law Firm, PLLC. Call 919-981-4475 to schedule a free initial consultation about your rights under the North Carolina Lemon Law.