Maryland Lemon Laws
State Lemon Laws generally apply to newer cars, still under warranty, usually in the first one or two years after purchase.
Lemon vehicles are those with a significant manufacturing defect that affects the use, value or safety of the vehicle.
State legislatures wisely determined that while nothing is perfect, after 4 attempts, or 30 days out of service, a vehicle is presumed to be a lemon.
Recovery under lemon laws is usually either a replacement, or a repurchase of the vehicle, minus a deduction for mileage, but including reimbursement for taxes, title and fees. If the defect(s) appeared before the warranty expired, you may still be entitled to a cash recovery, to compensate you for your loss in purchasing a defective vehicle.
If you believe your vehicle is a lemon, notify the manufacturer in writing, and ask for a repurchase or replacement. Send the letter certified mail, return receipt requested, so that you have proof of your notification.
But settling cases by yourself is a "sticky wicket". An experienced lemon law attorney can usually get better and faster results for you.
Generally lemon laws are "fee shifting" statutes. That means that the manufacturer, as the losing party, pays the legal fees of settlement, so there is no cost to you.
Anne Ward is honest and dedicated to helping consumers settle lemon law cases. She has successfully settled hundreds of them, at no cost to the consumer.
Anne Ward handles all cases personally. You will deal directly with her, and not with a paralegal or a secretary.
If you suspect that your vehicle is a lemon, call Anne Ward. She offers cost-free advice and representation, and is waiting for your call.