Ohio Lemon Law
NOTE: The Lemon Law in each state varies. The information on this page is limited to Ohio’s Lemon Law.
Were You Sold a Lemon Vehicle?
Contact JAMISON LAW today for a Case Review at (937) 435-4000.
A new vehicle is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car sold in the United States is about $29,000. That’s why it’s important to know your rights about your investment.
Attorney Mandy Jamison is dedicated to protecting your legal rights when you pay good money for a lemon. If you bought a lemon, you may be entitled to a brand new vehicle or a refund for all of the money that you have paid. Attorney Jamison’s approach to all lemon law cases is simple and effective. Contact JAMISON LAW to schedule a Case Review.
Signs That You May Have a Lemon
- You have taken the vehicle in for repair of the same problem three or more times within the first year, or first 18,000 miles after your bought it
- You have had 8 or more different problems with the vehicle within the first year or first 18,000 miles after your bought it
- Your vehicle has been in the shop for repairs more than 30 days within the first year, or first 18,000 miles after your bought it
- Your vehicle has a serious safety defect that has not been repaired after at least one attempt by the dealership
- If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above, contact Mandy Jamison today.
Steps You Should Take If You Believe You Have a Lemon
- Keep a complete record. To prove you have a “lemon,” Ohio law requires you show the dealership had multiple chances to repair your vehicle, but failed to do so. Always insist on a complete copy of the repair order every time you take your vehicle to the dealership. Be sure to verify that the repair order accurately describes each problem or symptom that you are having.
- Be cautious of certain statements by the dealership representatives. The dealership may have something to gain by accusing you of being responsible for the vehicle’s defect. This often happens when the dealership is unable to fix the problem. The dealer may assume that you will simply give up and assume responsibility for a manufacturing defect.
When Does the Lemon Law Apply?
- Does the Lemon Law apply to leased vehicles? Yes!
- Does the Lemon Law apply to used vehicles? Maybe, it depends on whether the vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. If not, you may able to seek recourse under other state and federal consumer protection laws.
- Does the Lemon Law apply to my RV? Yes, Ohio’s Lemon Law does apply to the “mechanical” parts of your RV.