Vehicles That Qualify Under NC Lemon Law

Most car buyers purchase their vehicles under the assumption and good faith that the vehicle purchased will operate as it was meant to.When a defect surfaces and the manufacturer fails to uphold the warranty in place, the vehicle may qualify for replacement or refund under the lemon law.

At the Law Office of Richard A. McNeil, we are committed to advocating for individuals and consumers who have purchased a defective vehicle. Attorney McNeil is knowledgeable and experienced in lemon law and pursuing compensation and replacement costs when manufacturers fail to cooperate with consumers.

For a vehicle to qualify under the North Carolina Lemon Law, it must meet certain requirements:

  • The vehicle must have been purchased in North Carolina
  • The vehicle may not been previously titled (or sold as “used”)
  • The warranty problem must have occurred within 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first
  • The same warranty problem has to be presented for repair on numerous occasions unless the problem took over 20 days at the dealership to fix
  • The case generally must be brought within 4 years of the purchase date

If the above criteria are not met, but the vehicle still experienced manufacturer defects during the warranty period, other breach of warranty claims, including federal law, may apply to your case.  Please contact us for more information.

The North Carolina Lemon Law does not apply to boats, motorhomes, ATV’s, or vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs.

Our firm will guide you through these and other considerations to build a solid claim on your behalf, advocating to the manufacturer to see the car repaired or replaced.

Most importantly, the lemon laws contain "fee-shifting provisions," meaning that the manufacturer can be responsible for our attorney fees. Because of this, we charge you nothing up front or out of pocket. The only way in which our firm is paid is if we recover on your claim. If for any reason, we are unable to recover on your claim, you are still not responsible to us for anything!

To learn more about how we can assist you in seeking full compensation for your lemon, please contact our North Carolina Lemon Law firm today at 919-926-0863 or toll free at 866-916-8622.