According to the Virginia Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act, or the Lemon Law
, a lemon is a non-commercial vehicle that is sold to a customer under the assumption that the vehicle is new but is actually damaged and does not operate as it should despite multiple repair attempts. Our law firm may be able to obtain compensation from the manufacturer of the vehicle, such as your money back or a replacement vehicle, under these conditions:
- There have been more than three attempts to repair the same vehicle defect.
- The vehicle has spent at least 30 days in a repair shop within the first 18 months after you obtained ownership.
You may be hesitant to involve an attorney in your efforts to resolve your issues with your vehicle's manufacturer, but the Lemon Law offers a remedy for attorney fees. In the event of successful litigation, the responsibility of any attorney fees you incur can be transferred to the vehicle's manufacturer.