RV Lemon Law Attorney James B. Feinman's goal is to help you receive all the compensation you are entitled to. A defective RV poses a serious threat to your safety and can drain your bank account. The manufacturer or dealer needs to be held accountable for all the trouble their product.
RV Lemon Law Attorney James B. Feinman's goal is to help you receive all the compensation you are entitled to. A defective RV poses a serious threat to your safety and can drain your bank account. The manufacturer or dealer needs to be held accountable for all the trouble their product has put you through.
While all lemon law claims involve potential traps and pitfall, cases involving recreational vehicles can be more challenging because these vehicles often are treated differently than cars, trucks, SUVs, or vans. Many state lemon laws completely exclude motorhomes from coverage, so an alternative strategy must be pursued, such as a claim under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Although some state lemon laws do cover purchased or leased motorhomes, they frequently are treated differently than an automobile. Certain lemon laws only cover defects in the chassis of the vehicle while others limit coverage to the “non-living” areas within the vehicle. Depending on your state, the chassis, propulsion system, and chassis cab might be covered but not other portions of the motorhome.
The manufacturer of your defective RV will know whether your state lemon law covers RVs and the extent of such coverage, so you should talk to an experienced RV lemon law attorney who can make sure you understand your legal options. If your motorhome, 5th wheel, or another motor vehicle is covered under lemon law, you must allow the manufacturer a reasonable opportunity to correct the problem. This repair opportunity involves three or four repair attempts in many states, but the number of attempts can be as few as one or two where serious safety issues constitute the problem. Further, the vehicle also might be subject to a lemon law claim if the vehicle is out of service for repair for a sufficient period, which often is thirty days but can be as few as fifteen in some states.
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (also referred to as the federal lemon law) protects consumers when the manufacturer of a motorhome or other RV fails to honor its written warranty. The manufacturer must be given a reasonable opportunity to repair the vehicle, so you should take the motorhome to an authorized dealer to allow the manufacturer a reasonable chance to remedy the problem.
Consumers should keep good records regarding the complaints and the time the vehicle was out of service. All correspondence should be saved, and you should keep good records regarding your communications with the dealer and manufacturer. While some consumers worry about the cost of legal fees, the federal lemon law (and state lemon laws) authorize a prevailing consumer to recover attorney fees from the manufacturer of the recreational vehicle.
If you believe you have provided a reasonable opportunity for the manufacturer to repair the problem and your request for a replacement vehicle has been denied, you should seek immediate legal advice from an experienced recreational vehicle lemon law attorney.
All lemon laws require consumers to take their vehicle back for repairs a minimum number of times (four times in Michigan). The process of evaluating and preparing your claim also involves analyzing your repair orders and vehicle lease or sales contract.
If you are stuck with a defective motorhome or other RV, Attorney James B. Feinman provides representation against makers of motorhomes, 5th wheel trailers, and travel trailers. Call Lynchburg RV Lemon Law Attorney James B. Feinman at (800) 525-5060 or submit a confidential inquiry form today.
We can guide you through the process of filing lemon law claims and navigating potential pitfalls that can derail or delay relief. Depending on your situation, you may recover the money you have invested in the vehicle, a new motor vehicle, or a settlement for part of the amount paid to purchase or lease the vehicle.