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Recalled cars may also be lemons

As expensive as cars are, you'd assume that it would undergo rigorous testing before it's rolled off the assembly line and into your dealer's lot. This seldom happens though. Some manufacturing defects are widespread and affect a large number of cars. Others simply impact only a small handful of them. It's common for motorists to waste a lot of time and money getting their cars repaired. If they do so for a prolonged time and it still doesn't resolve the problem with it, then they may have a lemon car on their hands.

How lemon laws work

When someone buys a used vehicle, generally the notion of caveat emptor, or buyer beware, comes into play. Generally, with a used vehicle, there are no implied warranties or guarantees about its workmanship or condition unless specifically stated. The same logic doesn't apply to new car sales, though.

Don't let car repairs deplete your finances

A federal jury ruled against the automobile manufacturer Ford in favor of the plaintiffs for the second time in recent months in late December. They decided that the automaking giant should have to pay the maximum penalties to victims for intentionally violating consumer protection laws when they rendered their decisions in both cases.

Used cars aren't covered by West Virginia's Lemon Laws

If you've been thinking about buying a used car and you're counting on some law here in West Virginia bailing you out if it doesn't work as advertised, then think again. While the state does have a lemon law that protects new-car buyers for some time after their purchase, there are no similar protections on the books for used-car purchasers. West Virginia law was updated on July 1 giving second-hand car buyers even fewer rights.

There are states with worse lemon laws than West Virginia

A study published earlier this year by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) captured how many states have weak lemon laws on the books. Many consumers end up having to settle with a far worse resolution than they should have to as a result. While some states have poorly articulated lemon laws in place, West Virginia, fortunately, isn't one of them.

Nonconformities explained

The process of purchasing a new vehicle in Charleston can be both exhilarating and terrifying. You are no doubt excited about the purchase, yet your enthusiasm is often tempered by concerns that the vehicle may not function as well as you expect once you drive it off the lot. Many people have come to us here at The Grubb Law Group after having been told that they can take a poorly functioning vehicle back to the dealership and that the dealer must take it back, no questions asked. If you have been told the same thing, you first need to know exactly what your consumer protections are in such a situation. 

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