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The Lemon Law: How Many Repair Attempts Before a Car is a Lemon?

Lemon Car.jpgConnecticut'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:

The Connecticut Lemon Law: 5 Things Every Consumer Should Know

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.

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