Connecticut Lemon Law
What is the "Lemon Law" in Connecticut?
The Connecticut Lemon Law applies to passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles purchased and leased in Connecticut which suffer a nonconformity – a defect or condition which substantially impairs the vehicle's use, value, or safety – that cannot be repaired within four (4) attempts by an authorized manufacturer's dealership. It also covers vehicles that are in two times for a serious safety defect.
The four nonconformities must all occur within the first 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first, and be repaired under the manufacturer's warranty. Connecticut's Lemon Law also applies to vehicles that are in the shop for repair thirty (30) or more calendar days during the first 24,000 miles or 24 months (whichever comes first). These days do not have to be consecutive.
In addition, the CT Lemon Law also helps consumers who have been back two or more times for a defect that could cause death or serious bodily harm within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles.
The law firm of Kimmel & Silverman uses this Lemon Law and various federal warranty statutes to provide 100% cost-free legal help to distressed drivers throughout the country. The law provides for a successful consumer to seek attorney fees under Connecticut General Statute, Ch. 743b, sec 42-180, New Motor Vehicle Warranties. When representing clients, our firm references this statutory provision to recover attorney fees incurred.
It's important to note that, even if your car falls outside of the limitations established by the Lemon Law, there are still federal Breach of Warranty Laws which apply. If your car has an original or extended manufacturer's warranty and has a problem that can't be fixed after three repair attempts, chances are we can help you.
Understanding the Lemon Law in Connecticut
The Lemon Law can be confusing and is open up to numerous interpretations if you don't understand how it works.
If you are driving a defective vehicle and you want to find out if you are entitled to cost-free legal help, feel free to submit a Lemon Law question online, or fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon worksheet for a free case evaluation.
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Since our firm's inception, we have handled over 100,000 Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty Claims, recovering over $165 million for our clients since 1991.
In addition to working with government to revise and strengthen consumer legislation, our firm received Meritorious Recognition as part of the 2002 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access Competition presented by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services.
We have been featured on numerous television programs, including Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, and Extra. If you have Lemon Law claim in the state of Connecticut, we would be glad to work with you to get you back on the road to recovery.
Kimmel & Silverman's Connecticut Attorney of Record is Angela K. Troccoli, Esq.