Lemon law

Has your brand new car already visited a mechanic several times?

Do you have a check engine light that wont go away no matter what the mechanics do?

In West Virginia, new car purchasers have protection. Section 46A-6A-3 of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection act provides that, “[i]f a new motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer during the term of the express warranties or within a period of one year following the date of original delivery of the new motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever is the longer period, the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer shall make the repairs necessary to conform the vehicle to the express warranties, notwithstanding the fact that the repairs are made after the expiration of the warranty term.”

If you have made attempts to have your vehicle fixed by the dealer and the problem remains, you may have a lemon. West Virginia law requires a dealer to replace the car with another new car that works, and if the dealer fails to replace the car, you are likely entitled to money damages. It is as simple as that.

Klein & Sheridan, LC can help you with your lemon. The initial consultation is free, and we only charge a fee if we recover for you.