Lemon Laws in Arkansas
There are a variety of issues that fall under Consumer Protection, the most common calls we receive are “lemon vehicles.”
The Arkansas New Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act, Act 297 of 1993, provides procedures for a consumer to receive a replacement vehicle, or full refund, for a new motor vehicle which cannot be brought into conformity within the warranty provided.
The time period a new vehicle is covered under the Lemon Law ends 24 months after the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle, or the first 24,000 miles whichever is the latter. The refund from the manufacturer shall be for the full purchase price (less an offset for use by the consumer determined by multiplying the purchase price by a fraction of the number of miles driven by the buyer divided by 120,000 miles), collateral charges such as sales taxes, title taxes, and extended warranties.
The manufacturer is required to comply if after 3 attempts to repair a substantial defect that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.
The statute allows for attorney’s fees to be paid by the manufacturer, but in reality those are not always part of the initial negotiations which makes it difficult for consumers to hire counsel to represent them in Lemon Law matters.
Our flat fees start at $5000 for Lemon Law and other vehicle related matters.
If you have a Lemon, give us a call today to discuss your options.
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