In 1987 Ohio legislators passed one of the most comprehensive lemon laws in the nation. The Ohio lemon law requires automakers to repair defects that affect the use, value, or safety of a new car within the first 12 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you are having problems with your new car or truck you should immediately take it to an authorized dealer for repair. The Ohio lemon law covers cars and light duty trucks that are purchased or leased.
In order to qualify under the Ohio lemon law, the manufacturer or dealer must be given a reasonable opportunity to fix the problem, and if the problem is not corrected, you might be eligible for a refund or replacement. You are covered by the lemon law even if the problem was discovered late in the protection period and the repair attempts extend beyond one year or 18,000 miles. Failure to comply with parts of Ohio’s Lemon Law is a also violation of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act.
A lemon vehicle is a new car or light duty truck that has a problem or problems, covered by the warranty, and that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of that vehicle. If you have had problems with your passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle or motorcycle during the first year or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first, you should take it back to the manufacturer or the dealer and ask them to fix it. If they fail to correct the problem(s) after being given a reasonable opportunity to do so, you might own a lemon.
The following test will help you determine if you are entitled to relief under Ohio’s lemon law. If you can answer “yes” to any of the following four questions, the manufacturer is presumed to have had a reasonable opportunity to repair your car or truck under the Ohio lemon law. In the first year, or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first:
• Have three or more attempts been made to repair one problem and then the problem either continues to exist or occurs again?
• Has the vehicle been in the shop for a cumulative total of 30 days or more during its first year or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first?
• Have eight or more attempts been made to fix different problems?
• Has one unsuccessful attempt been made to fix a problem that could cause death or serious injury?
Additionally, there is a federal lemon law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act which allows Ohio consumers who purchase or lease defective cars and trucks to recover damages. This federal lemon law also applies to used cars and trucks which are covered by a warranty and have repairs performed under the warranty.
Think your car is a Lemon under Ohio Laws?
If you have a 2010 or newer model year vehicle that has had repeated repairs or has been out of service for several days, it may be a lemon under the Ohio Lemon Law and you may be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or a new car. Even if your vehicle does not meet the lemon law requirements, you may still be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or new car under federal law. These laws can apply to used cars too.
You paid a lot of money for your vehicle and cannot afford to delay in resolving the problems with your vehicle. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to resolve your case. You must act quickly and present your problems to the manufacturer. Our experienced attorneys are here to walk you through every aspect of the lemon law process and make it quick and easy. Most of all, we can put an end to the headaches with your car.
Attorney fees and costs are paid by the manufacturer, in addition to your damages, under both the Ohio lemon law and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Therefore, there is no charge to you for our lemon law attorney to handle your lemon law claim.
No fee or cost to you!
All fees and costs are paid by the manufacturer. You pay nothing! Don’t delay, take two minutes now and end all the headaches with your vehicle. If you are having car problems, call us toll free at 1-877-57-LEMON (1-877-575-3666) today to speak to a lemon law attorney at no cost to you. Or you can complete the email evaluation form for a free case evaluation.
Please contact our Ohio lemon law attorney if you believe that your car may be a lemon. Our Ohio lemon law attorney will provide you with free advice regarding your potential lemon law claims, and if you have a claim, the manufacturer will be responsible for the costs and attorney fees involved in bringing your lemon law claim.