Connecticut's Lemon Law gives important protections to consumers who bought a new car or truck. If the manufacturer is unable to repair a defect after a "reasonable" number of repair attempts, then it must either replace the vehicle or buy it back. So, a common question that arises with respect to lemons is "How many repair attempts is reasonable?" The Lemon Law, which applies to new cars in Connecticut, "presumes" that if a manufacturer fails to fix a defect after it has been given four opportunities, it must replace or buyback the vehicle. If the defect could cause death or serious injury, then two repair attempts will usually be enough. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a consumer might be able to prove that fewer attempts are reasonable. Under other circumstances, a manufacturer might be able to prove that it is reasonable to permit more attempts. Generally, though, four repair attempts will be enough. There are a number of things that a consumer can do to help prove that a manufacturer should buy back or replace a vehicle:
Boating season is very short in New England, and recreational boaters want to spend as much time on the water as possible during the summer months. So, it can be very frustrating when a boat is being subjected to multiple repairs. Fortunately, consumers do have some options when they purchase a boat that turns out to be a lemon.
The Arizona Attorney General has obtained a consent judgment against a used car dealership for multiple acts of auto dealer fraud. The dealership was accused of selling cars with salvage titles without dislosing the status of the title, not properly disclosing financing terms, and making false promises that defects would be repaired. The dealership also sold vehicles that had hazardous defects and failed to comply with state warranty requirements.
Last month, you may have heard about Nick Murray, a Connecticut resident who gained some internet attention from his YouTube videos documenting the unmerchantable condition of his new Porsche 911, as well as his frustration in seeking a refund or replacement under the Connecticut Lemon Law.