Arizona Used Car Lemon Law
Have you ever heard about the Arizona Lemon Law? I know it might sound funny but it’s actually a very good system. For better understanding let me ask you: how many times did you have to bring a product that you’ve purchased, back to the dealer or manufacturer because of a malfunction? And how many times did they return it only to be broken again the very next day? Well in Arizona that doesn’t happen any more.
The Arizona federal Lemon Law provides for compensation to Arizona consumers for a huge variety of products: automobiles and trucks that are defective, other products including motorcycles, RV’s, boats, computers, and even house appliances. Basically to qualify for the Arizona Lemon Law you must own a product which you have used and that under warranty has been repaired or attempted to be repaired several times under the manufacturer’s factory warranty. If you own such an item and you have the necessary papers for proving it and that is still under warranty, you are eligible for the Lemon Law compensation. A compensation that can include a refund, replacement with a completely new appliance of the same kind or within the same price range, or even cash.
Further more the state of Arizona has an Arizona Lemon Law case review service that you may subscribe (for free) and receive a specialized Lemon Law attorney that will personally review your inquiry and papers, again the consultation for free.
This law has been highly appreciated by the populace of Arizona, especially car owners that have probably the most to gain and therefore we shall head for car related details of the Lemon Law in particular, especially ones regarding the coverage of used cars.
So the Arizona Lemon Law 44-1267 for Used Motor Vehicles states that:
A. Unless the seller is a used motor vehicle dealer, before the seller attempts to sell a used motor vehicle the seller shall possess the title to the used motor vehicle and the title shall be in the seller’s name.
B. Except as provided in subsection I of this section and in addition to the requirements of section 28-4412, a used motor vehicle dealer shall not exclude, modify or disclaim the implied warranty of merchantability prescribed in section 47-2314 or limit the remedies for a breach of that warranty, except as otherwise provided in this section, before midnight of the fifteenth calendar day after delivery of a used motor vehicle or until a used motor vehicle is driven five hundred miles after delivery, whichever is earlier. In calculating time under this subsection, a day on which the warranty is breached is excluded and all subsequent days in which the motor vehicle fails to conform with the implied warranty of merchantability is also excluded. In calculating distance under this subsection, the miles driven to obtain or in connection with the repair, servicing or testing of the motor vehicle that fails to conform with the implied warranty of merchantability are excluded. An attempt to exclude, modify or disclaim the implied warranty of merchantability or to limit the remedies for a breach of that warranty, except as otherwise provided in this section, in violation of this subsection renders a purchase agreement voidable at the option of the purchaser.
Basically when you buy a used car, and the records show that you are the owner, automatically a warranty will be placed in the contract. As long as you maintain the vehicle and still have problems with it despite the services you provided than you may be a candidate for the Lemon Law service.