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Summary

The Pennsylvania Lemon Law applies to new cars that suffer a nonconformity; a defect or condition, which substantially impairs the use, value or safety; that cannot be repaired after three attempts by an authorized manufacturer's dealership. This nonconformity must first occur within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. The PA Lemon Law also applies to vehicles that are in the shop for repair thirty (30) or more calendar days during the first year. The car should be purchased or leased in Pennsylvania, or registered for the first time in Pennsylvania to qualify.

Under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, legal help is 100% free to you and pursuing a claim is risk-free. If you prevail, the manufacturer must pay all attorney fees and legal costs on top of what you receive. If you do not prevail, you pay nothing, so there is no cost and no risk to filing a Lemon Law claim. Potential remedies could include a full repurchase, a brand new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation plus continued ownership of the vehicle.

If you don't qualify under the PA Lemon Law, you could still receive monetary remedy under the Federal Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act if your car has been in the shop three times for the same problem under an original or extended manufacturers warranty.

Pennsylvania Lemon Law Fast Facts:

  • Covers new cars, purchased or leased, purchased and registered in Pennsylvania, or registered for the first time in Pennsylvania.
  • Problem must first occur in the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Problem must occur three or more times under the manufacturers warranty
  • The PA Lemon Law could also apply if your vehicle is in the shop 30 days in the first 12 months or 12,000 miles and those days do not have to be consecutive.
  • The Pennsylvania Lemon Law provides completely free legal help, win or lose. If you prevail, the manufacturer must pay all attorney fees on top of what you receive.
  • Remedies could include a complete repurchase, a brand new car or significant monetary compensation plus continued ownership of your car.
  • If you don't qualify under the PA Lemon Law, you could still receive remedy under the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act if your car has been in three times for the same problem under an original or extended manufacturers warranty.

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Why Call 1-800-LEMON-LAW?

  • Kimmel & Silverman has more experienced PA Lemon Law Lawyers than any other Firm in the State and have represented consumers in every County throughout the State.
  • Kimmel & Silverman was the only Lemon Law Firm to work with The Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee to expand the PA Lemon Law to include leased vehicles, providing Lemon Law protection to 20% more Pennsylvania drivers. The Firm also worked to enforce tighter title provisions to protect used car buyers from unwillingly purchasing a car with a lemon history.
  • Since 1991, Kimmel & Silverman, has successfully represented more than 75,000 consumers, recovering more new cars and buybacks than any other Pennsylvania Lemon Law Firm and is the only Lemon Law firm in the Country honored by the American Bar Association.
  • Kimmel & Silverman is the ONLY Lemon Law Firm to be named 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers!
  • Founding Partners Robert Silverman and Craig Thor Kimmel, along with Managing Attorney Jacqueline Herritt have been repeatedly honored as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, representing the top 5% of all attorneys statewide. In addition, many of our associates have been honored as Pennsylvania Rising Stars.
  • The Firm is proud to be named "The Best Lemon Law Firm" by Philadelphia Magazine, and featured in numerous newspapers including Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Scranton Times, and the Erie Times. In addition, our attorneys have also appeared on numerous newscasts and television and radio talk shows throughout Pennsylvania.

What to do if you have a Lemon Law Claim

If you are driving a defective vehicle and you want to find out if you are entitled to cost-free legal help from a Pennsylvania Lemon Law attorney, feel free to submit a lemon law question online, fill out our Get Rid Of Your Lemon worksheet for a free case evaluation, or call us a t 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652).

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