When you buy a new or used car, you have rights afforded to you by law. If the car breaks down and you are facing mounting bills for repairs, there may be warranties that provide coverage or, if a new car, it may be a "lemon."
Car dealers may attempt to brush you off and get you to pay for repairs that should be covered or they may be covering up for known defects in the vehicle or the title.
Under the Maryland Lemon Law, a new car must meet certain criteria before you are eligible for its protection. The Lemon Law covers new cars that have been owned for less than 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. The car owner must also show that the vehicle is significantly defective (repaired four or more times for the same issue or out of service for 30 or more days).
If your vehicle, whether a passenger car, light-duty truck, motorcycle or multipurpose vehicle, meet these criteria, you may be entitled to a refund (minus a reasonable amount for use of the vehicle).
New and used vehicles may also be subject to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act ("Mag-Moss"). It applies to products sold with warranties (promises as to repairs and how a product is supposed to work) and is designed to provide consumers with clarity as to the coverage and a mechanism to enforce the warranties.
Please contact us to discuss the issues you are experiencing with your vehicle.