State attorney general ensured lemon law coverage for Chrysler drivers

Attorney General Bill McCollum aranged a deal with  U.S. states and Chrysler LLC’s new owners to assure Lemon Law rights to Fla. drivers who own Chrysler vehicles. Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April. Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April.

According to Florida’s Lemon Law, defective vehicles if they haven’t been fixed after a reasonable number of repairing effort, Florida Lemon Law could enforce the manufacturers to buy back or replace the vehicle within 24 months after delivery.

The deal ensures that owners of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles will retain their Lemon Law rights. McCollunm and other state attoerney generals negotiated the national agreement with Fiat Group SpA before the Italian automaker takes over Chrysler as part of the Michigan-based automaker’s reorganization.

Mean while, McCollum filed a motion with the bankruptcy court opposing efforts to override state laws that requires automakers to buy back vehicles and parts when they terminate dealer franchises.


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