Magnuson Moss Warranty Act
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is otherwise known as the Federal Lemon Law. The Magnuson-Moss Act is a warranty related act that forces manufacturers and sometimes dealers to comply with the strict terms set forth in their given warranties.
The Act applies to any personal use consumer products that are valued at $25 or more that come with a warranty. This can range from Computers to Washing Machines to your new car, and anything in between.
If your product becomes defective, you must give the manufacturer a reasonable opportunity to repair the item under the warranty. Typically, a reasonable opportunity means three repair attempts at the same defect.
The Magnuson-Moss Act provides that manufacturers must offer a free replacement or full refund to consumers if they are unable to repair the item after a reasonable number of attempts. A full refund is not always the remedy as the two parties can obviously disagree on the appropriate compensation in any given case. Many times, a cash award to the consumer is the end result.
The great thing about the Magnuson-Moss Act is that it also provides for recovery of all collateral charges, including attorney fees, costs, interest payments and more.
Our firm typically uses the Act on newer used vehicle claims. That is, the Act is a great weapon for late model vehicle
claims. Since the PA Lemon Law only applies to brand new vehicle purchases, the Mag Moss Act is the “go to” law for pursing
issues that arise on that 2-3 year old model that you recently purchased.
Its actually a little easier to pursue a claim under the Act becuase it has lesser restrictions than the PA Lemon Law. The
Act applies to new and used vehicles as long as they have a written warranty. The Act also does not have a mileage estriction (the Pa Lemon Law requires an initial repair attempt within the first 12,000 miles, the Mag Moss Act does not).
If you have a defective product claim, there is no reason to go it alone. Our firm handles these types of cases on a daily basis, AT NO COST TO YOU!. Call Attorney Artim at (412) 823-8003 to discuss your defective product, and find out if you are entitled to cash compensation or a replacement item. If you prefer, send an email to Attorney Greg Artim