How Do You Know If Your Car Is A "Lemon?"

How Do You Know If Your Car Is A "Lemon?"

Auto dealership fraud does occur in Michigan, and that is why the Lemon Law exists. If you are a Michigan resident, your car was purchased or leased, and your car is covered by a manufacturer warranty at the time of purchase or lease, the Lemon Law applies to your vehicle.

Your car might be a "lemon" if...

  • It has been out of service for repairs for more than 30 days total during the manufacturer's warranty or the first year that you own it.
  • It has been in for repair of the same defect or condition four or more times within two years of the first time you brought it in for that repair.
  • The defect or condition of the car impairs the use or value of the vehicle to you.

What Should You Do If Your Car Is A Lemon?

You should consult with attorney Hayssam A. El Kodssi immediately. A lawyer who is experienced with representing and protecting consumers will be able to help you fully understand your responsibilities, obligations and rights in such a situation.

At El Kodssi Law Firm in Dearborn, we negotiate on your behalf and handle all communications with the opposing parties (the auto dealership and the manufacturer). Do not let the dealership or the manufacturer tell you what your obligations and rights are.

We will protect and enforce your rights in the case, including your right to sue and collect damages, including attorney's fees.

We will fight for the compensation you are entitled to (the full value of the sale, including cash payment, trade-in value, sales tax, license and registration fees, and other charges). If a replacement vehicle will satisfy all parties, we will ensure that the new vehicle is fully checked, comes with equivalent warranty and no additional fees or conditions are applied.

Take Action Now — Speak With Attorney Hayssam A. El Kodssi

It is crucial that you seek legal remedy with the dealer or manufacturer within one year of vehicle delivery or within the warranty term, whichever comes first. Please email us or call 313-406-8935 to schedule a consultation.

We provide services in English, Arabic and French.

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