Lemon Law Columbus


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If your new vehicle has undergone numerous repairs and is still not operating according to reasonable standards of performance and quality, you may be able to seek relief under the lemon law Columbus.  The state of Ohio provides a legal remedy to consumers if their  automobile does not meet reasonable standards. This is referred to as the lemon law.

The lemon law Columbus may be invoked if a problem arises with your vehicle that the manufacturer is unwilling to repair, or the problem is not repaired after numerous attempts. For example, most warranties provide that an automobile will operate without issue for the stated period of the warranty. The length of the warranty can be stated in terms of a number of months, or an amount of mileage. According to the terms of your warranty, if the manufacturer does not honor the warranty, you may be able to file a complaint against your car’s manufacturer stating the lemon laws of Ohio as the basis for your complaint. In addition, if your vehicle has undergone numerous repair attempts but still does not operate according to reasonable quality and performance, you may be able to seek relief through the lemon laws of Columbus.

Lemon law Columbus applies to new or leased vehicles that are purchased within the state of Ohio. Specifically, the lemon law Columbus covers vehicles within the first 18,000 miles of ownership, or within the first 12 months, unless the manufacturer’s warranty covers a longer period of time. The lemon law Columbus will only afford protection for whichever of these two events occurs first. In addition, the 12 months of ownership begins on the date that you receive the vehicle. The manufacturer must be given a reasonable opportunity to repair the vehicle, therefore, you should contact the manufacturer regarding any problems you experience with the vehicle as soon as possible.

Under the lemon law Columbus, if the vehicle is not repaired after several attempts you are entitled to either a full reimbursement of the purchase price of the vehicle, or the manufacturer must provide you with a replacement vehicle. You have the option of choosing either remedy. Many manufacturers will include in the car’s warranty a requirement to submit to arbitration prior to filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer. However, If you are unhappy with the outcome of the arbitration, or if the manufacturer does not have an Ohio Attorney General approved arbitration procedure in place, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If your lawsuit is successful, you may be able to recover legal fees and all costs from the manufacturer.  

Your car’s warranty can be very confusing and it is best to seek legal assistance to determine if your automobile’s repairs are included as part of the warranty. Therefore, consider hiring a Columbus attorney experienced in lemon law Columbus to assist you with any legal action you choose to take against the car’s manufacturer. If you have questions about your legal rights and you need help finding an attorney in Columbus, contact the Ohio State Bar Association http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_State_Bar_Association. Also, you can find additional information about the lemon law Columbus process by visiting the Ohio Attorney General’s website http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/lemonlaw.