You might mistakenly believe that when your brand new car has had repairs made under warranty for “free,” there is no violation of the law no matter how inconvenient, troubling, or severe your experience is. You're stuck wondering, "what's going to go wrong next, or how long will I be without my car this time?" You feel trapped with a Lemon and think that you have to just grit your teeth and bear it despite not getting the new car value you paid for and deserve. Fortunately, the Arizona Lemon Law says otherwise and gives you the ability to get rid of and banish your Lemon car once and for all! The Arizona Lemon Law also entitles you to have attorneys' fees paid by the company that built your defective vehicle so you don't have to go up against the car company alone.
You are entitled to Arizona Lemon Law protection when the number of repeat repairs for the same defect or condition is unreasonable or if the total time your car is in the repair shop for warranty repair(s) is unreasonable. You don't need both too many repairs and too much time without your car for the Arizona Lemon Law to apply, only one or the other. The Arizona Lemon Law covers you when your car's use and value are impaired (negatively impacted) by its defects. This makes sense because like most people, you bought a new car with a new car price so you would have peace of mind and wouldn't have to deal with used car problems.
It is presumed under the Arizona Lemon Law that your car's manufacturer has had a reasonable opportunity to repair your vehicle when there have been four or more repairs for the same problem, or if your vehicle has been out of service for 30 or more days in the repair shop as a result of repairs (regardless of whether the problem is the same) within the first two years or 24,000 miles of ownership. The Arizona Lemon Law presumptions apply in two separate ways. For example, if there are four or more repairs for the same problem in your car an Arizona Lemon Law presumption applies even if there are only four days in the repair shop. If you have a repair that takes 30 or more days, then it doesn't matter that there has only been one repair. You still get the benefit of the Arizona Lemon Law presumption.
Please keep in mind that the presumptions are written in the Arizona Lemon Law to help you prove you have a Lemon, they are not a barrier to recovery. You may still have a valid Arizona Lemon Law case even if your car doesn't have this number of repairs or time out of service if the overall repair history is unreasonable under the circumstances.
When your car is covered by the Arizona Lemon Law you are entitled to a refund (minus a reasonable usage fee) or a new comparable replacement of your "Lemon" and to recover attorneys' fees as part of settlement while never stepping foot in a courtroom because over 95% of our cases are successfully resolved out of court in 1-3 months without any lawsuit. Alternatively, it is possible to negotiate a substantial cash compensation settlement for you with you keeping your car. This compensation is for having overpaid for your car given the problems you've experienced and for your inconvenience. These ways of getting rid of or compensated for your Lemon are available to you regardless of whether the repairs you sought were “free” under your vehicle's warranty.
In addition to the Arizona Lemon Law, consumers in Arizona can also obtain cash compensation and other consumer remedies through the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, State warranty common law, and the State Commercial Code. As such, there are multiple other legal ways we can help you even if the Arizona Lemon Law does not apply to your specific situation.
If you feel like you've suffered enough because of your Lemon car and deserve better we are here to help you. Please submit the information requested in our Free Case Review page and we will get back in touch with you regarding your vehicle situation within one business day.
This is a video explaining how the Arizona Lemon Law applies to your vehicle and how you could be entitled to a repurchase or a new replacement and attorneys' fees.