October 2018 Archives

How warranty laws protect consumers

The Magnuson-Moss Act and the Federal Trade Commission provide protections to those buying products in Pennsylvania and other states. For example, a copy of the warranty must be made available to buyers prior to making a purchase. It must be written in a manner that is clear and easy to read. Furthermore, the party that is offering the warranty must disclose whether it is a full warranty or if it is limited in any way.

About lemon vehicles

Every year, thousands of defective motor vehicles in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States are bought back by manufacturers because of repair issues. Despite popular belief, the titles of these vehicles are not marked to indicate that they are lemons. The manufacturers will resell the same vehicles, even if they have not been repaired. These vehicles could then be back on the roads and back in need of repair.

When is a car defect typically found?

With how critical purchasing a car is in the lives of so many people, it can be understandably frustrating to find out that it is a lemon months after purchasing it. Pennsylvania’s lemon law only covers problems that occur within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles of owning the vehicle, so by the time someone finds a major problem with the car, it may already be too late.

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