Archive for October, 2009

Changes to New Jersey Lemon Law – New and Improved!

As reported in PolitikerNJ.com, Gov. Jon S. Corzine has signed into law a new and improved New Jersey Lemon Law. Thanks to Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, the changes to the New Jersey Lemon Law enhance consumer protections and provides greater rights to owners of cars throughout New Jersey.

Under the old New Jersey Lemon Law, owners of defective cars in New Jersey were only covered if their vehicle was found to have non repairable defects, which could not repaired after 3 repair attempts within the first 18,000 miles or two years of operation, whichever comes first.

The changes to the lemon law now expand the coverage to 24,000 miles, instead of 18,000. In addition to the expansion of the mileage, the law also creates a distinction between the types of manufacturer’s defects covered under the Lemon Law.

Consumers who purchase a vehicle with a serious defect – one that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle is driven – are now able to declare the vehicle a lemon if the problem cannot be corrected after a single repair attempt.

All other types of flaws, continue to constitute a lemon only after three or more failed repair attempts

1-800-MY-LEMON, David J. Gorberg & Associates, Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s premier lemon law firm, congratulate the state of New Jersey and, Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, for Protecting Consumers Rights with the changes to the New Jersey lemon law.