A look at the Ohio lemon law

The Ohio lemon law has been in effect since 1987, it is one of the most comprehensive lemon laws in the country. The manufacturer of any new car or light truck that has been purchased or leased that is found to have defects that negatively impact the value of the vehicle, its use or safety within the first 12 months or 18,000 miles is obliged to agree a cash settlement, give a full refund or provide a new vehicle of equal specification.

How to qualify:

If you believe you have purchased a new car or light truck and you believe it to be a lemon, the vehicle manufacture or the dealer must be given an opportunity to fix the reported problem. In the event the problem is one that simply cannot be fixed you may be eligible for recourse. Even if the problem did not appear until well into the protection period and the attempts to repair go beyond the one year, 18,000 mile threshold you are still covered by the law.

What are the criteria?

To know if you are entitled to relief under the Ohio lemon law you need to answer “yes” to a few questions:

* Has the dealer or manufacturer been given three chances to repair the problem and the problem still exists?
* Has your car or light truck been in the shop for 30 days or more cumulative during the first 12 months or 18,000 miles?
* Has the dealer or manufacturer been given eight or more chances to fix various problems?
* Has one repair attempt been made to rectify a defect that may cause serious injury or even death?

The manufacturer pays the legal fees:

All legal fees are paid for by the manufacturer of the defective vehicle, as the consumer, you pay nothing. It is in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable Ohio lemon law attorney.

If you live in Ohio and feel that your new car or light truck is a lemon than you are protected by the Ohio lemon law. To learn more about your rights under the law you are invited to visit LemonLawAmerica.com.

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