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Professional Lemon Law Attorney Near Dearborn Heights MI

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Lemon Laws are state guidelines that protect buyers of cars and other consumer goods from products that do not meet quality or performance standards, often called a "lemon." If you've recently purchased a defective car, motorcycle, truck, or SUV you may be entitled to compensation.


Consumers covered under Lemon Law are individuals who have:

  • Purchases or leases less than 10 new vehicles a year.
  • Entitlement to enforce the requirements of an express warranty pursuant to the terms of that warranty.

In reality, sometimes it's not so easy. Auto manufacturers may use some tricks to frustrate you and prevent you from getting that repurchase or replacement. Common manufacturer defenses can generally be lumped into 6 categories.



The Different Categories Of Lemon Law in Dearborn Heights

No Substantial Impairment

Probably the most common manufacturer tactic used to prevent you from recovering what you deserve is to argue that there is no substantial impairment. In other words, they might say the problem(s) with your vehicle are not serious enough for you to recover under the law. What problems ARE serious? For example, are squeaky brakes a substantial impairment? What if your vehicle is pulling to the left or right? What about oil leaks, water leaks, engine noise, transmission noise, a bad smell, vibration, engine warning light on, electrical problems? The Lemon Law says that a defect or condition must exist that substantially impairs the use or value of the new motor vehicle to the consumer and has been subject to a reasonable number of repairs. {(MCL 257.1403(5)(a)}. The Lemon Law also indicates that a defect or condition which prevents the new motor vehicle from conforming to the manufacturer's express warranty if not repaired would allow a consumer to recover damages. (MCL 257.1402).


Time Limitations

There are countless other ambiguities in the law. Another example is the 4 times out of service provision of the Lemon Law. Does this mean 4 times within the first two years? What if the fourth time occurs over two years after the first repair? What if your vehicle is subject to 4 repairs within the first year and then the dealer fixes it on the 5th attempt?


Failure To Provide Written Notification

This is a technical requirement under Michigan's Lemon Law, but judge's HAVE thrown out Lemon Law cases where this notification was not provided. MCL 257.1403(5)(a)&(b) require written notification from the consumer or his/her representative allowing the manufacturer a final opportunity to cure the defect or condition. How and when this letter is drafted is of critical import to your case. THE ALEXANDER LAW FIRM WILL DRAFT AND MAIL YOUR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO THE MANUFACTURER BY CERTIFIED, RETURN RECEIPT MAILING AT NO CHARGE TO YOU. Don't let this minor requirement nullify your chance to recover. Let me handle all the details so that it is done timely and properly. CAUTION! Do not assume that you don't have a case if one of these tactics appears to apply to you. If you feel like you may be subject to one of these manufacturer defenses contact me for a free Lemon Law consultation. It is crucial to let an expert know about your situation immediately. It is imperative to attack these defenses in a timely manner.



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You can stop a collector from contacting you by writing a letter to the collection agency telling them to stop. Once they receive your letter, they may not contact you again except to say there will be no further contact. The agency may notify you if the debt collector or the creditor intends to take some specific action.


A collector may not contact you if, within 30 days after you are first contacted, you send the collection agency a letter stating you do not owe money. However, a collector can renew collection activities if you are sent proof of the debt, such as a copy of a bill for the amount owed.


Many consumers in Detroit do not understand that there are laws to protect them against debt collectors and creditors. These laws are intended to protect consumers from collection agencies that violate the law and creditors who wrongfully blemish their credit reports.



When you need lemon law attorney services in Dearborn Heights, contact us to see how we can help! Schedule your FREE initial consultation and get the attention you deserve.