You might mistakenly believe that when your brand "new" vehicle has had repairs made under warranty for “free,” there is no violation of the law no matter how inconvenient, troubling, or severe your defect and repair experience is. You're stuck wondering, "what's going to go wrong next, or how long will I be without my car this time?" You feel trapped with a Lemon and think that you have to just grit your teeth and bear it despite NOT getting the "new" vehicle value you PAID FOR and DESERVE.
Fortunately, the Oregon Lemon Law says otherwise and gives you the ability to GET RID OF and BANISH your Lemon car once and for all! The Oregon Lemon Law also entitles you to have attorneys' fees paid by the company that built your defective vehicle so THERE ARE NO OUT OF POCKET COSTS TO YOU for out of court representation (95% of our cases settle out of court) and you don't have to go up against the car company alone.
The Oregon Lemon Law covers all conditions, defects, or general problems that substantially impair the use, value, or safety of your vehicle. You are entitled to Oregon Lemon Law protection when the number of repeat repairs for the same defect or condition is unreasonable or if the total time your car is in the repair shop for warranty repair(s) is unreasonable. You don't need both too many repairs and too much time without your car for the Oregon Lemon Law to apply, only one or the other.
The Oregon Lemon Law covers you when your car's use, value, or safety are substantially impaired (negatively impacted) by its defects. This makes sense because like most people, you bought a "new" car with a "new" car price so you would have peace of mind and wouldn't have to deal with "used" car problems.
It is presumed under the Oregon Lemon Law that your vehicle's manufacturer has had a reasonable opportunity to repair your vehicle when there have been four or more repairs for the same problem (2 repairs for a safety defect), or if your vehicle has been out of service for 30 or more days in the repair shop as a result of repairs (regardless of whether the problem is the same) while your vehicle is covered by warranty.
The Oregon Lemon Law presumptions apply in three separate ways. For example, if there are 3 or more repairs for the same problem in your car an Oregon Lemon Law presumption applies even if there are only 4 days in the repair shop (and at least 1 attempt if the problem is likely to cause injury or death and continues to exist) it doesn't matter if there are only 2 days of repairs. Also if you have a repair that takes 30 or more days (60 or more day for the chassis portion of Motor Homes), then it doesn't matter that there has only been one repair. You still get the benefit of the Oregon Lemon Law presumption.
Please keep in mind that the presumptions are written in the Oregon Lemon Law to help you prove you have a Lemon, they are not a barrier to recovery. You may still have a valid Oregon Lemon Law case even if your car doesn't have this number of repairs or time out of service if the overall repair history is unreasonable under the circumstances. With that being said, we must warn you that the most common reason the Lemon Law would not apply to your vehicle is if the claim is timed out so please do not lose out on you Lemon Law rights to a Refund or New Vehicle by waiting. Contact us today!
When your car is covered by the Oregon Lemon Law you are entitled to a REFUND (minus a reasonable usage fee per a statutory formula) or a NEW COMPARABLE REPLACEMENT of your "Lemon" and to recover attorneys' fees as part of settlement while never stepping foot in a courtroom because over 95% of our cases are successfully resolved out of court in 1-3 months without any lawsuit. Alternatively, it is possible to negotiate a substantial CASH compensation settlement for you with you keeping your car.
This CASH compensation is for having overpaid for your car given the problems you've experienced and for your inconvenience. These ways of getting rid of or compensated for your "Lemon" are available to you regardless of whether the repairs you sought were “free” under your vehicle's warranty.
In addition to the Oregon Lemon Law, consumers in Oregon can also obtain CASH compensation and other consumer remedies through the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, State warranty common law, and the State Commercial Code. As such, there are multiple other legal ways we can help you even if the Oregon Lemon Law does not apply to your specific situation.
If you feel like you've suffered enough because of your Lemon vehicle and deserve better WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. Please submit the information requested in our Free Case Review page and we will get back in touch with you regarding your vehicle situation within one business day at the latest, but usually the same day.
Amar Law Group does not make any warranty or guarantee of a particular case outcome because every vehicle scenario has unique facts and circumstances. Please contact us for a FREE evaluation of your particular vehicle situation.
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