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I bought a new car that has had to be repaired several times but it still isn’t fixed.

Asked on November 4, 2017 under General Practice, Alaska

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M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

"Lemon laws" are state laws that provide a remedy for car buyers (and purchasers of other consumer goods) that compensate for products that repeatedly fail to meet certain standards of quality and performance. In order to qualify as a "lemon" the car must typically (1) have a "substantial defect" covered by warranty that occurred within a certain period of time or number of miles after the car was bought, and (2) that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number attempts. If a car meets these requirements, you have the right to obtain a refund or replacement car from the manufacturer. To find out the specific law in your state you can contact the Attorney General's office or Department of Consumer Affairs.


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