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Lemon Law Basics

One of the government's jobs is to protect consumers from fraud and defective products. To protect consumers from defective cars, states have enacted "lemon laws." These laws give car buyers the right to receive a refund or new car, if the new car they purchased has serious defects or mechanical problems. Typically, the car dealer or manufacturer must be given an opportunity to fix the problems before a buyer's rights under lemon laws take effect. FindLaw's Lemon Law Basics section provides information about state and federal car buyer protections and the basics of how state laws govern car repairs. In this section, you can also find car buying tools and resources as well state-specific lemon law information. Finally, you can find a guide to finding and hiring an attorney if you believe you bought a lemon.

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