Indiana Lemon Law Statutes
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The Indiana Motor Vehicle Protection Act, also known as the lemon law, apples to new and used cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs. If you believe you purchased a defective vehicle, Richard C. Dalton, LLC can help. As an Indiana lemon law attorney, I provide skilled legal representation to vehicle owners nationwide. I offer personalized representation with a firm commitment to securing the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Indiana Lemon Law
The first step in seeking relief under the lemon law is to determine if your vehicle meets the definition of a lemon. According to the law, the vehicle must have a substantial defect or nonconformity. The defect must be covered under the warranty and must continue to be a problem, even after a reasonable number of repairs have been attempted.
The Indiana lemon law requires that:
- The defect is substantially impairs the use of the vehicle
- The value or safety diminished
- You report the defect within 18 months of the date of purchase or 18,000 miles
- The manufacturer be provided with four attempts or 30 days to repair the defect
One thing that makes Indiana lemon law statutes unique, compared to other states, is that the law covers all motor vehicles that are purchased or leased with less than 18,000 original miles. This means that a used car that fits the mileage requirements will be covered under the law.
Legal Remedies for Owners of Defective Vehicles
If the vehicle manufacturer or dealer fails to repair your vehicle, you may qualify for relief under Louisiana lemon law statutes. This may include either replacing your vehicle with a comparable one or having the dealer repurchase your vehicle. The law allows the consumer to decide which type of relief he or she would prefer. In addition, the law may require the manufacturer to pay your attorney fees and other costs.
Give me a call at (888) 577-8520 to learn more about how the lemon law in Indiana can help you with your defective vehicle.