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The Lemon Law in New York

The Lemon Law in New York

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The Lemon Law in New York

The lemon law in New York provides a remedy for customers that have had problems
with their vehicles despite the number of times that these have been brought in for
repairs. The manufacturer is also held liable if the car sold does not conform to the terms
of the written warranty.

In New York, this covers new and used cars including \u201cdemos\u201d under 4 conditions.
1. First, the car was covered by the manufacturer\u2019s new warranty at the time it was
delivered to the owner.
2. The car was purchased, leased or transferred within the first 18,000 miles or two year
from the original date of delivery.
3. The car should be purchased, leased or transferred in New York and presently
registered there.

4. The vehicle is primarily used for personal purposes. The definition of personal
includes using the car to do household errands, drive to and from work. You can however
use this for business and still be covered under the lemon law as long as personal use is
predominant.

Just like the state of California, New York allows motor homes to be covered under this
law except to other items like the appliances, fixtures, systems and other parts that are
residential in nature. Motor vehicles and off road vehicles are not also covered.Leas ed

cars are covered only if the lessee is responsible for the repairs.

If you suspect that your car is a lemon, you must immediately report this matter to the
manufacturer or authorized dealer. Under thelaw, the notice given to the dealer is
considered also a notice to the manufacturer.

During this time, the dealer has to conduct the necessary repairs. If they refuse to do so,
another letter must be written and this time addressed to the manufacturer which must be
completed within the next 20 days. If the problem is not repaired after reasonable
attempts, the manufacturer or dealer has no choice but to refund the full purchase or offer
a comparable replacement unit. The decision is up to the customer.

If you are getting a refund, this includes the price of thecar, title and registration fees as
well as any other governmental charges. There may be some deductions if the car has
traveled more than 12,000 miles but less than that, there are none. Should the lemon car
be leased, the refund is divided between you and the leasing company.

Those of you who choose to get a comparable replacement car should know that what
you get in exchange for the lemon car is usually the same model and year as well as
approximately the same mileage as the one being replaced.

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