To avoid repeated mechanical problems state law asked the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to keep track of all cars that are already branded as lemons.
Defective cars are called lemon. If problem started after buying a car and it never go away despite repeated check ups with the dealer due to unidentified causes, then you don’t get upset or scary and just sue the company with a lemon law to get a new car.
Team 4 obtained a list of all the vehicles with the lemon label over the past five years, according to them you may be surprised to find that some of the top-ranking lemons may be on the list as they are also top sellers.
After analyzing the records of PennDOT it was found that there are more than 8,000 registered lemons in Pennsylvania.
For model years 2003 to 2008, Chevrolet leads the pack with 789 lemons, followed by Ford with 714, Dodge with 315, Nissan with 302, Suzuki with 301, Jeep with 286, Hyundai with 278, Cadillac with 264, Volkswagen with 251 and GMC with 224. Ninety-one Trailblazers were branded as lemons during that time more than any other model. Next was the Ford Explorer with 83 lemons.
Luxury cars can also be lemons. Among 2007 models, the top lemon of all was the high-priced Lexus ES 350.
Chevrolet tops the lemon list, and that might be because they’re also the number-one selling brand in America.
Toyota is the No. 2 selling brand but they rank number 11 on the lemon list.
Some important tips from the experts of lemon law
- In order to qualify as a legitimate Lemon Law claim, a car must have a “defect that substantially impairs” its value.
- The defect needs to occur at least three times — or the car must be in the shop 30 days — in the first year or 12,000 miles.
- A substantial defect can include a brake problem, leaks, failure to start or sudden deceleration.
- If your claim is successful, you will not have to pay attorney fees.
- You can’t file a Lemon Law claim on a used car, but you can use a federal law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Under that law, you cannot replace your car but you can collect damages.
So feel free to buy cars, if you do have a lemon there is a law for your.
Source: The Pittsburgh Channel.com