One of the laws of new york state that protects consumers is the New York State lemon laws. The New York State lemon law is the law which entitles consumers to a total refund or replacement of cars that they have bought which turned out to be lemons. Several things are covered by the lemon law New York State. Here are the three most important things that you should know about New York State lemon laws.
First, this New York State law covers both the new and used cars. It protects both the buyers and the lessees. According to the New York State lemon laws, new and used cars are covered if they are covered by a warranty, if they are bought or leased within two years from the date they were delivered or if they are within 18,000 miles. The car should also be purchased or leased in the State of New York and at the same time registered also in the state. Finally, to be covered it should be bought or leased for personal use. The car must meet all these requirements in order to be covered by the New York State lemon laws.
Second, if you bought the car and simply was not satisfied with it, you cannot immediately file for a refund or replacement. According to the New York State lemon laws, buyers can only refund or ask for replacement if the manufacturer or agent of the car has done at least four repairs on the problem of the car and still the problem persists. You can also ask for refund or replacement if the car has been out of services because of the repair for at least thirty days or if the car is also out of service because for at least thirty days because of other problems. Now, although you can now ask for replacement or refund, according to the New York State lemon laws, the manufacturer is exempted from refunding your or replacing the car if the problem does not really affect the value in relation to the buyer. He may also not be forced by the New York State lemon laws or other New york state laws to replace or refund the car if the problem of the car is due to the abuse, neglect or changes in the car done by the buyer.
Third, you should also know that in order to fully advantage of the protection offered by the New York State lemon laws, you should immediately report any problem of the car to the manufacturer or the dealer. Once the buyer reports the problem to the dealer, the dealer is required to notify the manufacturer in writing about the problem. You should also keep all records of complain, work orders and other records pertaining to the problem. This includes all correspondences. You can then ask for refund or replacement if you have all the papers in order.