Lemon laws are there to protect consumers. They hold manufacturers and dealerships accountable should they fail to provide goods that meet a certain standard of quality or performance. While state lemon laws can apply to a variety of products, the term lemon is mostly used to refer to a car. The specifics of lemon laws vary from one state to the next. At Dobberstein Law Group we can explain Nevada’s lemon laws and give you advice on whether they apply to your case.
In Nevada, lemon laws apply solely to new vehicles. While buyers of used cars have some protection under other Nevada laws, lemon laws do not apply to them. In order for a vehicle to be considered a lemon, it needs to have been in the repair shop for a minimum of 30 days in one year or during the term of the warranty period, whichever comes first. A new vehicle is also a lemon if you’ve attempted to have the same issue fixed at least four times during the warranty period of within one year of the vehicle being delivered to you.
However, you should take note that Nevada’s lemon laws are complex and subject to change from time to time. Dobberstein Law Group can help by evaluating the details of your case to see if your car qualifies as a lemon. Should your car fit the definition of a lemon, its manufacturer will be required to either let you return the car for a refund or replace the vehicle with a comparable model.
Dobberstein Law Group can help you if you’ve been having the same problem over and over with your new car. Manufacturers and dealers often do everything they can to avoid having to take back a car under state lemon laws. Filing a complaint under lemon law is a complex process that shouldn’t be undertaken alone. Hiring a Vegas civil attorney from Dobberstein Law Group will help ensure that your legal rights are respected and that you have an advocate on your side at all times.