If you get a car that’s a lemon, you’re certainly frustrated because you spent a lot of money on a vehicle that was not as advertised. This was a major investment, and you feel like you got ripped off. Maybe you spent $40,000 on a vehicle that is always in the shop and you’re still making payments.
Certainly, all of this is frustrating and it is a problem, but it’s also important to think about the other ways that having a lemon can impact your life. There are some serious disadvantages, and that’s why it’s so important to know how to take action.
Are you losing wages?
For instance, maybe you bought the car because you needed transportation to work. If it’s in the shop, are you losing wages because you can’t go in for the day? Maybe you even work as a driver, perhaps as a rideshare driver, and so having a vehicle fail on you means that you can’t make a living at all.
Are you at risk?
In some cases, a lemon could even make your life more dangerous. Maybe it just means that you don’t have reliable transportation if there’s an emergency at home. But maybe the defects with the car are so significant that they could cause it to crash while you’re driving. You need to know that you can trust your vehicle to work properly and keep you as safe as possible, and driving a lemon just does not give you that confidence.
So what can you do?
Fortunately, you do have some protections in the United States if your vehicle is a lemon. It’s critical that you understand exactly what steps you can take to rectify the situation.