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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
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.