I am tired of being ripped off. So what do I do now since I've been burned.
Federal and Florida law prohibits unfair
or deceptive trade acts or practices. If you think you've been cheated or
ripped off, immediately call the Law Office of James M. Thomas Esq. for
a free telephone consultation or click the submit my case link and tell
us what happened to you.
The purpose of the statute is so that if a consumer has bought a ¡°lemon¡° within the meaning of the statute, then that consumer has recourse against the manufacturer for failure to conform the vehicle to the manufacturer's warranty.
The most common remedy is the repurchase' which means the manufacture must buy back the subject vehicle after all the statutory requirements are met, less allowable reductions such as fair use. Alternatively, the aggrieved consumer may elect to receive a replacement vehicle.
WHEN A LEMON LAW ACTION MAY BE BROUGHT: Generally, this is known as the "Lemon Law Rights Period." It is the period ending eighteen (18) months after the original delivery date or the first twenty-four thousand (24,000) miles, whichever occurs first.
The following requirements among others, must be met in order for a vehicle to fall under Florida Lemon Law:
VEHICLES COVERED: (1) a new vehicle that is purchased primarily for personal, family, or household purposes; (2) new vehicles leased for more than one year pursuant to a written agreement which provided that the lessee (the consumer) is responsible for repairs. (Note: it also includes motor vehicles used as demonstrators if a manufacturer's warranty was a condition of the sale.)
VEHICLES NOT COVERED: (1) vehicles run only on tracks; (2) off-road vehicles; (3) trucks over ten thousand pounds gross weight; (4) the living facilities of recreational vehicles; (5) motorcycles or mopeds.
NONCONFORMITIES COVERED: Any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of a motor vehicle.
NONCONFORMITIES NOT COVERED: Any defect or condition that results from an accident, abuse, neglect, modification or alteration of the vehicle by persons other than the manufacturer's authorized service agent.
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