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Lemon Law Indiana – Free Help for IN Drivers
The Indiana Lemon Law applies to new or used cars and personal trucks, purchased or leased from an Indiana dealer that have been repaired four (4) or more times for the same complaint or issue; or an extended period of time for one or more issues within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles (whichever comes first). The IN Lemon Law also has a fee-shifting provision, which means that if you prevail, the manufacturer has to pay all your legal fees and costs on top of recourse or as a mandatory part of any settlement. We take it a step further –if we agree to represent you, there are no out-of-pocket costs, win or lose.
Lemon Law Indiana Fast Facts:
- 🍋 Covers cars and personal trucks with nonconformities that were complained of in the first 18 months or 18,000 miles (whichever is earlier) that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts (typically four or more). "Nonconformity" is defined as a "defect or issue that impairs the use, safety, or value of the vehicle."
- 🍋 Alternatively for vehicles in for repairs 30 total days or more within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles (whichever comes first). Note, all dates of repair are added together and do not need to be consecutive, nor for the same complaint/issue.
- 🍋 A prevailing consumer is entitled to have any attorney fees and costs paid in full in addition to other compensation. Experienced lawyers will charge the consumer nothing, win or lose.
- 🍋 Remedies include a complete repurchase of the vehicle, a brand-new car, or monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle as a result of the defect.
In addition, you may have a claim even if the vehicle issues fall outside the Indiana Lemon Law for repetitive and/or extended repair attempts within the warranty period. And while motorcycles and off-road vehicles are NOT covered under the Lemon law in Indiana, you could still recover remedy through the federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. You may qualify for FREE legal help if:
- 🍋 Your vehicle is covered under an original, extended, or powertrain manufacturer's warranty.
- 🍋 Your car has been subject to repair 4 or more times for the same issue or 30 or more calendar days for one or more issues within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles (whichever comes first).
- 🍋 Your vehicle was purchased, leased, and/or registered in Indiana.
If you answered yes to all of the above, you may qualify for compensation under the IN Lemon Law or Federal Warranty Law. Call 1-800-LEMON-LAW or click below for help.
Indiana Lemon Law Frequently Asked Questions
What is the mileage cutoff for the IN lemon law?
Under the Indiana Lemon Law, the problems need to occur within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, even if your repairs fall outside these parameters, you may still be entitled to recourse under the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.
What are the potential outcomes under an IN Lemon Law claim?
There are three potential outcomes under an Indiana Lemon Law claim, based upon the severity of the problem and extent of the repairs. You could be looking at a complete repurchase, a brand new replacement vehicle or a cash and keep arrangement where you receive money to reflect the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of the defects, while maintaining full ownership.
Likewise, if you are experiencing paint problems, the same kind of problem (electrical, water leak in the back versus water leak in the front, front brakes and then back brakes and then front brakes again), or if it is a significant problem that has occurred twice, we welcome you to submit your information for our consideration. We handle each case separately and we have made exceptions in the past.
How does the Lemon Law work in Indiana to provide cost-free legal help?
The law contains a fee-shifting provision which states that if a client prevails, the legal fees are shifted to the defendant. The manufacturer therefore must pay all attorney fees and legal costs on top of any recourse or as mandatory part of any settlement. With our firm, if we elect to take the claim, there is no out-of-pocket cost to the client, win or lose. This levels the playing field, providing consumers the necessary tools they need to go after billion-dollar automobile manufacturers.
Outside the Lemon Law? Federal Claims under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act
Monetary remedies are available for consumers under federal law via the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The law provides for cash compensation based upon the value of the vehicle as intended at delivery versus the reduced value with the problems, complaints and issues experienced and still require the manufacturer to honor the remaining warranty. If your car has been in the shop four (4) or more times for the same problem under an original or extended manufacturer's warranty, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act may apply, along with cost-free legal representation by an attorney of our firm. Get Immediate Help: CALL 1-800-LEMON-LAW
Kimmel & Silverman has, since 1991, successfully represented over 130,000 individual consumers, and has recovered more new cars and buy-backs than any other Lemon Law firm in the Nation offering 100% cost-free representation, win or lose. You have nothing to lose but your lemon car.
Do I have a lemon law claim in Indiana?
To find out if you may be entitled one of the remedies above, use the Lemon Checker or contact us for a free Lemon Law case evaluation.
Before you contact us, you may want to take a moment and review the repair records to make sure they properly outline the problems you are experiencing and the time the vehicle is out of service. If any are missing, make a note about what you recall about a missing repair.
For ongoing issues with your car, it is important to return to the authorized repair facility of the manufacturer, usually a dealership, and have the complaint/issue addressed once again. It is possible that the dealership will say they cannot duplicate the problem to avoid documenting a repeated complaint. We can deal with that later but until then, do not leave the dealership without an itemized repair order that accurately outlines what you complained about, along with the response of the dealer to that problem showing what was performed to your car. Also, every repair order is required to have the correct date, mileage in, mileage out, and days out of service.. We recommend all repair documents be kept in a safe place at your residence or workplace.
For more information on the Indiana Lemon Law, please call 1 800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or email us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.