A “lemon” is a car that shows significant defect and consistent poor performance after the time of purchase.
When a person purchases a car, they expect the car to operate properly for a specific length of time.
For example, it’s reasonable to expect that the vehicle will run without problems throughout the length of the warranty period.
When this is not the case, and the vehicle repeatedly is problematic, not operating according to the terms of the warranty you have a lemon, and a possible legal situation on your hands.
A new car can turn out to be a “lemon”, but most often they are pre-owned vehicles. To protect yourself, before buying a pre-owned vehicle, you should do as much research as you can to ensure that the car is going to be worth the money. This may include checking the Blue Book value and VIN number.
However, even with the best precautions, you may still purchase a lemon and need to take action.
Your first step will be to contact the company where you purchased the vehicle, hoping that they will resolve the issue. If the issue isn’t resolved to your satisfaction, you should not hesitate to contact a lawyer who will advise you of your rights and give you guidance as to what action to take.