Leased Car Mechanical Problems
Attorney Jimmy Hanaie explains leased car mechanical problems. Leased cars can have a lot of problems, and sometimes consumers can even be entitled to compensation because of mechanical problems. In certain cases it may be possible to terminate your lease early or get a lemon law buyback.
Generally, leased car mechanical problems are covered by the manufacturer warranty. The main type of legal case for leased car mechanical problems is the consumer rights lemon law which might allow you to terminate your lease early.
Cost of Repairs
When leasing a vehicle, the lease agreement documents and car warranty paperwork will discuss who is responsible when a leased car needs repairs or maintenance. Generally, if the repairs needed are covered by the warranty, you will not be required to pay any of the costs of the repairs yourself.
For example, if your car needs a new transmission, this may be something covered by the warranty. Keep reading to learn how you might actually be entitled to compensation for dealing with this problem.
Leased cars can have so many different types and kinds of mechanical problems. That is why it is important to keep all of your vehicle documents given to you by the repair shop.
If the repair shop does not give you any repair invoices regarding the mechanical problems you are dealing with, make sure to ask them to provide it to you. These documents will become very important if you decide to make a lemon law case.
If your warranty has expired, you may be required to pay for your car repairs yourself. The warranty may have expired in situations where you drove more miles than your warranty covers or the time deadline of your warranty has passed and expired.
In some situations, it may be the case that you have an “extended warranty.” Generally, you must request and pay for an extended warranty from the dealership before the problems occur. This is for instances where you have already used up the warranty mileage or time period has expired.
In many cases installing aftermarket parts also voids the warranty. So if you have installed aftermarket shocks, exhaust, mufflers, or other parts it can potentially void your warranty. Voiding your warranty might mean that you are going to be held responsible for the repairs yourself.
Canceling Lease Early
In some situations it may be possible to cancel your lease agreement early. This is not always possible and might require you to pay a lot of money in order to get out of the lease early.
However, if your vehicle is deemed to be a lemon law car, than you may be entitled to the dealership buying back your lemon law car and paying you compensation as well.
If your car is having mechanical problems under warranty and the dealership is unable to repair or replace the vehicle within a reasonable number of repair visits or days, then you might have a lemon law case on your hands.
As lemon law attorneys, we only get paid when we win. So it is very affordable for you. Also, it might be the best way for the manufacturer to take back the car through a lemon law buyback process and also pay you compensation reimbursement for the car trouble you dealt with.
Lemon Law Examples
There are many problems that your car might have related to the consumer rights lemon law. However, some of the most common examples of lemon law mechanical problems include:
- Engine issues
- Transmission issues
- Check engine light
- Acceleration problems
- Idling and stalling
- Car shaking when driving
- Car breaking down
- and more.
You may be entitled to compensation if your leased car is having problems. Take the first step and just call us for a free consultation. We encourage you to call and would love to hear from you 24/7. Call (800) 400-5050