Michigan Lemon Law covers cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs. It does not cover
motor homes, buses, trucks (other than a pickup or van), or a vehicle designed
to travel on less than 4 wheels.
law applies only to vehicles that are purchased new. Used vehicles therefore are
not covered. This is unfortunate since the vast majority of problems pertaining
to vehicles concern used ones. However,
if a consumer has a vehicle not covered by the Michigan Lemon Law , we may still
be able to help under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other state and federal
legislation. There are also other Consumer Protection laws that apply to consumer
product purchases. Complaints, recalls and class actions are also an option for
certain cases. There are options for new, used and leased vehicles.
† A lemon lawyer or consumer protection attorney
can provide information about the specifics of the lemon law in a particular state.
Lemon laws can provide relief for consumers
in dire circumstances, since vehicles are high-ticket items that most consumers
can't readily afford to replace if serious problems arise. However, there are
restrictions on the application of lemon law. In most states, dealers are allowed
specific time periods or numbers of repair attempts before the provisions of the
lemon law come into play. Most significantly, in most states the burden will be
on the consumer to prove that the required opportunity to repair was provided,
and that the statutory minimum number of repair attempts has been met.
In most states,† Michigan included, information
about local lemon laws is available through the state Attorney General.
Whether or not a consumer needs a lemon law attorney to help exercise his rights
under lemon law depends upon the strength and complexity of the lemon law statute.
In any case, a lemon law lawyer can help steer a consumer in the right direction,
advising him as to whether or not he has a claim and what kind of documentation
will be required to enforce his rights.
If you think you may have a claim under
your Michigan's lemon law, check the Michiganís attorney general's website for
information about the specific protections available. Then, contact a lemon or
consumer protection lawyer to get more specific information about how the law
applies in your case and what your next steps should be.
aware that lemon laws have restrictions relating to time, repair attempts, and/or
mileage, so don't delay in getting the information you need. Continuing to drive
your car or even the simple passage of time could preclude you from exercising
your rights under the lemon law.
Rights Issues Includes:
Buying a Used Car
of Consumer Products
Failure to Return Security Deposits
Telephone Fraud †
to Credit Issues
offer representations in the above-mentioned areas as well as other consumer related
matters. Many consumer protections laws because they are remedial in nature, allow
for a winning plaintiff to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs from the
party at fault. We stand ready to assist our clients in all their consumer needs.