New York’s lemon law was enacted in 1983 and protects car buyers and lessors of both new and used cars. Kasell Law Firm has handled hundreds of New York lemon law cases against nearly every major car manufacturer.
Consumer Protection Law For New Cars
New York new car lemon law applies to passenger vehicles driven primarily for personal use and under the umbrella of the manufacturer’s warranty. If the car fails to perform as it should and the dealer or sales agent is unable to repair the defect after four attempts or the car has been out of service for repairs for a total of 30 days or more, the car meets the law’s qualifications. Under New York’s lemon law, you are entitled to:
- A refund of the purchase price, plus license and registration fees, minus a mileage allowance if the car has been driven more than 12,000 miles, or
- A comparable replacement car
If your new car does not qualify under state lemon law, there are still options to pursue under federal law.
Used Car Lemon Law In New York
New York law requires dealers to provide written warranties on used cars selling for $1,500 or more, with mileage of less than 100,000 miles. Under this warranty, dealers must repair, free of charge, any defect in covered parts.
If the dealer is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts, the consumer is entitled to a full refund or replacement. The duration of warranty on a used car — 30, 60 or 90 days — depends upon the mileage on the vehicle and applies only up to 100,000 miles.
It’s Important To Act Now
The most important thing to remember as a consumer is that your warranty protects you for a limited amount of time or until the car accumulates a specified number of miles and that affects your rights under the lemon law.
Don’t Hesitate To Call A Lawyer
Attorney David Kasell takes every case seriously and will not hesitate to speak candidly. If you think you might have a lemon on your hands or feel you have been a victim of auto dealer fraud, call Kasell Law Firm at 800-724-3341 or contact us online.
Kasell Law Firm serves clients in Queens, Long Island City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx and New York City (NYC), New York.