The Rhode Island Lemon Law provides protection to purchasers of new cars who experience problems with their cars within the first year of ownership or 15,000 miles whichever comes first. Under the Rhode Island lemon law, a new car will be presumed to be a lemon if it is subject to repair for the same defect or condition on at least four occasions or if it is out of service due to repair for at least 30 calendar days.
The relief that a consumer is entitled to under the Rhode Island lemon law includes a refund of the purchase price less an allowance for use of the car up until the defect is first reported. Also, under the Rhode Island lemon law a consumer can recover any finance charges paid in connection with the car.
The Rhode Island lemon law also covers light duty trucks and motorcycles.
In addition to the new car lemon law, Rhode Island has a used car lemon law. Under the used car lemon law, the selling dealer must provide a minimum warranty if the car has less than 100,000 miles on it at the time of sale.
Another law that applies to car sales is a federal law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This law is sometimes referred to as the federal lemon law. The federal lemon law applies to all vehicle sales that come with a written warranty. This lemon law obligates the warrantor to repair your car within a reasonable time. “Reasonable time” is not defined in the federal lemon law. Our Rhode Island lemon law attorney can assist you in determining whether your vehicle would be considered a lemon under this law.
Under the new car lemon law, the used car lemon law and the federal lemon law, there are a number of procedural steps a consumer must take. Our Rhode Island lemon law attorney can help guide you through this process. If you believe that you car is a lemon, please contact our Rhode Island lemon law attorney for free advice. If you have a claim that our lemon law attorney can help you with, as part of your recovery, the manufacturer will pay the cost and lemon law attorneys fees involved in bringing your claim.
Think your car is a Lemon under Rhode Island Laws?
If you have a vehicle that has had repeated repairs or has been out of service for several days, it may be a lemon under the Rhode Island Lemon Law and you may be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or a new car. Even if your vehicle does not meet the lemon law requirements, you may still be entitled to a cash settlement, refund or new car under federal law. These laws can apply to used cars too.
You paid a lot of money for your vehicle and cannot afford to delay in resolving the problems with your vehicle. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to resolve your case. You must act quickly and present your problems to the manufacturer. Our experienced attorneys are here to walk you through every aspect of the lemon law process and make it quick and easy. Most of all, we can put an end to the headaches with your car.
Please contact our Rhode Island lemon law attorney if you believe that your car may be a lemon. Our Rhode Island lemon law attorney will provide you with free advice regarding your potential lemon law claims, and if you have a claim, the manufacturer will be responsible for the costs and attorney fees involved in bringing your lemon law claim.
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