How to File a Lemon Claim
1. HAVE YOUR VEHICLE OR CONSUMER GOOD REPAIRED
A strong lemon law claim is based in multiple repair attempts for the same issue. Consumers seldom take their vehicles in for multiple repairs because the problem may be intermittent, or they may simply be too busy. By taking it in for repairs, you are providing the manufacturer with opportunities to solve the issue they may have caused. The manufacturer is entitled to a reasonable number of attempts to fix the problem.
2. REPORT ANY AND ALL CONCERNS
Be sure to outline each and every concern that you may have with the vehicle when you take it in for repair. Make sure the repair order accurately portrays these concerns before signing. Make changes as necessary.
3. KEEP ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTATION
Keep a record of all receipts, repair orders, invoices, etc. Consumers often struggle to get copies of these documents from dealerships, so it is crucial that you keep an organized history. Save all of this documentation so that you can strongly support your claim.
4. PRESENT YOUR LEMON LAW CLAIM ASAP
Once you have taken your vehicle or good in for a few repair attempts, you should begin your lemon law claim. Your chances of receiving compensation for your lemon increase the sooner you present such a claim.
5. HIRE AN EXPERIENCED LEMON LAW ATTORNEY
Doing so is not required by law, but it is highly recommended. These laws and claims are inherently complex and require precise understanding and execution. Hiring an expert lemon law attorney is vital and may be the difference between a successful lemon law claim and a failed one.