How Your Car Turns Into a Lemon

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Cars mean different to different owners. For some car is just a tool which gets him to office. For passionate drivers their car is their lives. But what will you say if I say your car can be a lemon as well?


The Lemon Laws

The lemon laws are recognized as both federal and state law. Lemon laws are determined by the condition of a vehicle. This is applicable for cars, bikes, trucks or motor homes as well. In short the lemon law indicates vehicles which are not working properly.

The Source of “Lemon”

At 19th century, unpleasant people or objects were addressed as lemons. I know lemon is a great fruit. But the term lemon was used because of the sour taste of lemon. And now vehicles which do not work properly are recognized as lemons. Lemon law is to charge penalties for them because it may cause any fatal accidents anytime.

The lemon laws were first declared at 1975. At first it was enacted as the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. In this car accident law the owner have to go through a lawsuit to recover his or her “lemon”. Mainly lemon law is to take action against lemon or faulty vehicles. Because it can be hard to do that just like Plutarch said, “To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.”

Do You Drive A Lemon?

Like I said earlier that vehicles those don’t work properly is called lemon cars. If your car has a faulty engine, transmission or braking system then yes you are driving a big lemon. In this case you have to follow these steps:

  1. Always keep your vehicle under regular maintenance. Repair any problems you find as soon as you can. But if it breaks down often then you will face the lemon law. And according to that you will have 3 to 4 attempts to fix that.
  2. You must always have all necessary paperwork about your car. Whether your car is lemon or not, you have hold on to those.
  3. During the repair window if your car breaks down often, you must contact the manufacture to fix that. If must keep records of the repairs. They will come in handy in case the manufacture fails to repair that problem permanently.

Remember that insurance company may not provide you with insurance in case of lemon vehicle accident issue. So act carefully and act fast.

And you will need a car accident attorney to fight that case.



Did you know that every year there are thousands of lemon car reports? If you think your car is lemon than you don’t have to hold on to it. After several failed repair attempts, try to take bigger actions. You can find attorneys for fighting these cases as well. So act first, and don’t turn into a lemon yourself either.


Stephen Zee


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