If your new car spends more time in the repair shop than on the road, you know you have a problem. In most cases, the manufacturer’s warranty that comes with your car will provide the coverage you need to have your car repaired at no cost to you. Your warranty will tell you what parts and systems of your car are covered and for how long. If you need repairs, you must have them done by a dealer, although you do not have to use the same dealer who sold you your car.
In some cases, however, the dealer may be unable to fix your car’s problem. If that is the case, you may have a lemon. Maryland’s Lemon Law applies to new or leased motor vehicles (including cars, light trucks and motorcycles), registered in Maryland, that are less than 24 months old and have been driven less than 18,000 miles. The law provides for consumers whose cars meet certain criteria to receive a refund or a replacement vehicle if repair attempts have failed to correct a problem, and the problem substantially impairs the use and market value of the vehicle. Not all new cars with problems qualify as lemons, but if yours does, you must take action quickly to receive relief under the law.
If you suspect your car is a lemon — for example, if the dealer has tried once or twice unsuccessfully to repair the problem and you believe the problem substantially impairs the use and market value of the vehicle — you should call our attorneys at The Preller Law firm.
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