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Lemon Law of North Carolina


North  Carolina consumers can feel at ease when purchasing a new car thanks to the Lemon Law North Carolina of 1987. The Lemon Law North Carolina outlines how cars are classified as lemons, what kind of remedies the owner is entitled to, and penalizes a manufacturer refusing to grant relief to a consumer with triple the amount of damages and lawyer fees.

Lemon Law North Carolina covers the purchase or lease of any new motor vehicle, including a house trailer, as long as the gross vehicle weight does not exceed 10,000 pounds. Lemon Law North Carolina covers motorcycles, vans, pickups, and cars, regardless of the intended usage of the vehicle. Cars purchased prior to October 1, 1987 are not covered by Lemon Law North Carolina.

Manufacturers have a reasonable amount of attempts in which to fix the defective vehicle under Lemon Law North Carolina. Should the defect still exist, the owner is entitled to a refund or a replacement new car of comparable value. While Lemon Law North Carolina is not specific as to the definition of what a comparable vehicle is, it¡¦s assumed that an identical car will suffice. Instead of a replacement, Lemon Law North Carolina allows the owner to opt for a refund.

There are specific guidelines that Lemon Law North Carolina stipulates when it comes to refunds. The owner can get a refund of:

1. The full sales price, which can include undercoating, dealer-prep, vehicle options, service contracts, and extended warranties.
2. Collateral or supplemental charges, which can include registration fees, licensing fees, sales tax, and other government levies.
3. Finance charges paid by the owner after the defect is first reported to the manufacturer, its authorized dealer, or its agent.
4. Damages, both incidental and monetary consequential, minus an allowance for the owner¡¦s car usage.

Also under Lemon Law North Carolina, leasing customers can get a refund of the money already paid under the lease terms; money paid related to entering into the lease agreement that includes license fees, registration fees, sales tax and other government levies; and any damages, both incidental and monetary consequential.

If you find that you¡¦re the owner of a defective car, you can use the Lemon Law North Carolina to your advantage. You might also find the services of a Lemon Law North Carolina attorney to be invaluable, especially if pursuing legal action. Find an attorney that specializes in Lemon Law North Carolina litigation.

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