The primary goal of the formulation and enactment of the lemon law is to ensure that the rights of the consumer are protected if they, unfortunately, purchase goods that are deemed to be faulty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act highlights the standard guidelines for the compensation. The lemon law is particularly popular in car dealership businesses where it is aimed at promoting the obligations of the seller or manufacturer, at the same time championing the rights of the buyer.
Thus, it is called upon every vehicle buyer to be aware of the rights that they are entitled to when conducting any purchase. If one purchases a vehicle and discovers that it has serious safety concerns or serious faults, together with the lawyers they have the liberty to seek more information about the history of the product. Based on this, then the client can advance their lemon law claim. Besides the above, let us look at the various conditions and grounds under which one can claim their car compensation under the lemon law.
Undisclosed Rental History
When a dealer gets a car from a rental company, the involved company is under obligation to disclose all the relevant information and history about the involved vehicle. This is supposed to be the standard procedure even if the dealer himself does not seek the information.
The above information is essential as the level of vehicle care varies depending on the owner of the vehicle. Thus if one makes a purchase and this information is not disclosed to them as required, then they have a right to pursue compensation under the lemon law.
If one sells a vehicle, and it happens that it was damaged before and that information is not disclosed, then they can file for compensation. When such information is not disclosed in advance, its safety and integrity are severely compromised. You will realize that when most consumers are making purchases of used vehicles, they will never forget to ask whether they have been involved in an accident and been damaged in any way.
However, some salespeople are likely to lie about this or fail to disclose such information. If the customer realized that this was the case after purchase, then they can likely file for compensation.
Undisclosed Salvage History
With the development in technology and the upscaling of skills by mechanics, it will not occur as a surprise that vehicles that have been involved in accidents before and have been adequately compensated by insurance are taken for repairs and sold to unsuspecting clients.
When this happens, the safety levels that they offer is severely compromised. Thus, the law requires that such information is disclosed to the client, and if not if the client discovers later they are likely to file for compensation under the provisions of the lemon laws.
Extended Warranties or Service Contracts That are Invalid
This is one of the tricks that dealers use to lure more customers. They usually offer irresistible service contracts and extended warranties which many a time turn out to be invalid. When this happens to a client they can likely seek solace from the lemon law.