Florida Lemon Laws
A "lemon" is a car with either a major defect or a series of recurring problems that the dealer or other mechanics are unable to remedy. Lemon laws were enacted to give consumers more peace of mind when purchasing new car. Florida lemon laws provide for consumers to get an acceptable replacement vehicle or a repurchase of the lemon and a full refund to the consumer.
The following table highlights the main provisions of Florida's lemon law (Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act). See Secret Warranties, Recalls, and Lemons and How the New Car Lemon Law Can Help You for more information.
|Code Section||681.10, et seq.|
|Title of Act||Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act|
|Definition of Defects||Nonconformity to warranties which significantly impair the use, value, or safety of motor vehicle|
|Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair||24 months|
|Remedies||Consumer's unconditional option: Replace with vehicle acceptable to consumer or repurchase vehicle and refund to consumer full purchase price, including all reasonably incurred collateral and incidental charges, less reasonable offset for use|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Florida consumer protection attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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