If you bought a brand new vehicle or used vehicle produced within the last 3-4 years that requires constant warranty repairs, you may have a lemon on your hands. If this is the case, you have rights. At The Law Office of Richard A. McNeil, I focus on helping consumers who have purchased defective motor vehicles. It is important that you work with an attorney who understands the tactics that car manufacturers use, as well as the state's lemon law process.

In North Carolina, consumers can turn to two laws to protect their interests. The New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act, also known as North Carolina Lemon Law, offers powerful consumer rights protections to those who have purchased a new car that turns out to be a lemon.

Read my article in the 2015 September issue of NC Triangle Attorney at Law magazine.

North Carolina's Lemon Law does not apply to used cars. However, consumers who bought a defective used car that is still under a manufacturer warranty may have remedies under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal law.

If you feel you may have a claim under one of these laws, call 919-926-0863 to schedule a free consultation. There are no upfront costs, and I only collect an attorney fee if I obtain a recovery for you.

As an experienced warranty law lawyer, I have a full understanding of these laws and how they apply to your circumstances:

  • Lemon law for new cars in North Carolina: If your car has been presented for repair four or more times for the same defect, or if you have had to leave it at the repairing dealer for 20 or more business days, it may be presumed to be a lemon.
  • Lemon law for trucks and motorcycles: North Carolina Lemon Law applies to vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Therefore, all motorcycles and most passenger trucks are under the protection of North Carolina Lemon Law.
  • Lemon law for used cars: If you purchased a used car that is still covered under the manufacturer warranty, and it has repeatedly been in for repairs for the same issue, you may have remedies under federal law.

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If I can show that you bought a lemon, there are a variety of legal remedies available. You can either get a replacement for your vehicle or a refund of your purchase price, minus a statutory mileage deduction. Alternatively, I may be able to recover a cash settlement that represents the loss in value your vehicle may suffer due to its problems.

I represent clients throughout North Carolina from my office in Raleigh. Call or use my online contact form to schedule a free consultation.