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What are the personal consequences of buying a defective car?

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2023 | Vehicle Defects

The disappointment that comes with spending your hard-earned money on a car only to learn that it is a lemon cannot be overstated. After finding your ideal car, the last thing you want is to find out that your effort has gone to waste.

As with your other possessions, a vehicle needs regular maintenance to operate properly. However, if you find yourself making several trips to the mechanic, then chances are you bought a defective car. In this case, you should consider filing a product liability claim against the seller.

Here are some of the setbacks you will contend with if you own a defective car.

You’ll end up paying for a car that you can’t drive

Whether you pay for the car with your savings or with credit from the financing company, one this is certain: you will end up with a car that you can’t drive. Keep in mind that you will be paying insurance for the car too. Eventually, your hard-earned money will go to waste.

You will be risking your life

A defective vehicle is a safety threat to you as well as other road users. From brake failures to airbag issues, steering problems and computer system malfunction, vehicle defects are one of the leading causes of car wrecks. Besides personal injury, you risk facing costly lawsuits from third parties due to accidents attributable to your defective vehicle.

You’ll be dealing with loads of inconveniences

When you own a defective car, you can run into problems right before leaving home or in the middle of a busy highway. You’ve probably seen vehicles that stop at the red light and refuse to start when they have right of way. If you own a defective car, you will literally have no way of telling when it will refuse to run, and this can be quite frustrating.

Not many things are as disappointing as buying a defective car. If you bought a lemon, however, you may be eligible for financial restitution for the resulting damages through a product liability claim.