All new vehicles purchased in Massachusetts are protected by the New Car Lemon Law. Despite its name, the New Car Lemon Law also applies to used cars with that are under 1 year old and under 15,000 miles.
The New Car Lemon Law requires dealers and manufacturers repair, free of charge, any defect which substantially impairs vehicle's use, safety or value. Problems with the engine, brakes, or steering are typically covered by the New Car Lemon Law.
If the vehicle has not been repaired after 3 trips to the dealer or is out of service for a total of 15 business days during the coverage period, then you are entitled to a refund or a replacement.
NOTE: The Lemon Law only applies to vehicles which have been returned to the dealer for repair, if you refuse to take the vehicle to the dealer for repair or take it to another repair shop you may be giving up your rights under the lemon law. However, if it is the dealer that refuses to make necessary repairs free of charge during the coverage period may still be entitled to a refund or replacement.
If you’ve had issues like this with your vehicle or the dealer has refused to make repairs free of charge, contract Korth Law Office for a free consultation.