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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Michigan Lemon Law Information

The Michigan Lemon Law applies when, during the first two (2) years (with restrictions - see below) following delivery of a new vehicle: 1)the dealer has attempted to repair the same problem four (4) or more times, with the first repair attempt occurring during the first year, or 2)the vehicle has been out of service for repairs at the dealership for a cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days occurring during the first year. You should provide the manufacturer with a "last chance letter" (certified mail, return receipt), preferably before the 4th repair attempt or before the expiration of the 30-day period. If the manufacturer warranty requires that you enter into a mediation process, and that mediation process conforms to Federal Trade Commission regulations (many do not), you must go through that first before filing a lawsuit. The outcome of the mediation process is never binding for the consumer - if you are unhappy with the outcome, you may always file a lawsuit afterward.

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