Wisconsin Lemon Law Info – WI Lemon Law Attorneys

What is the Lemon Law in Wisconsin?

In the state of Wisconsin, if your vehicle is determined to be a lemon, you are entitled to a refund of your money minus a deduction for mileage from the mileage at the first repair, and the manufacturer also pays off your loan, and you return the vehicle to the manufacturer. Or in the alternative, you’re entitled to a replacement vehicle. You’d be entitled to a new vehicle in place of your current vehicle, and there’s also the possibility of cash compensation where you keep your vehicle. In all of those instances, the manufacturer’s required to pay the attorney’s fees as well.

What vehicles Are Covered Under the Wisconsin Lemon Law?

Wisconsin lemon law covers new passenger vehicles, SUVs, vans, and trucks that are purchased or leased in WI. It also covers demonstrators, motorcycles, and motor homes. In order to be considered a “lemon,” the vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • Does not conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty
  • Has substantial defects affecting the use, safety or value of the vehicle
  • Has manufacturer’s defects that occurred during the first year from the delivery date and before the warranty expired
  • Has been taken in four times for the same problem or has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 calendar days during the first year from the delivery date and before the warranty expired
  • The manufacturer has been notified in writing of the defect within one year from the delivery date or the expiration of the warranty (whichever period ends first)
  • You have participated in the manufacturer’s informal arbitration program, if one exists

Wisconsin Statutes, Section 218.015 is the state’s lemon law.

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Does the Wisconsin Lemon Law apply to used cars?

Typically a vehicle that is purchased used may still qualify as a lemon if it was purchased and the problems occurred while the vehicle was still under the manufacturers new car warranty or possibly covered by a certified pre-owned warranty or extended warranty. Finally it should be noted that a used vehicle that is purchased as is and without a warranty cannot qualify as a lemon under the WI Lemon Law.

Getting Lemon Justice — Relief Under Wisconsin Law

Wisconsin lemon law provides several options for a successful lemon law claimant. First, you may be awarded a replacement vehicle of the same year, make, and model. You may also qualify for a monetary award, which can include:

  • The full purchase price
  • Sales tax
  • Finance charges
  • Down payment
  • Collateral costs
  • Attorney’s fees

The amount of the monetary reward may be reduced by a deduction for your use of the vehicle, calculated by dividing the odometer reading at the first repair attempt by 100,000, and multiplying that number by the purchase price.

Pursuing a WI Lemon Law Claim

If you want to pursue a claim under Wisconsin’s lemon law, you must first send a Wisconsin Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Lemon Law Notice and Nonconformity Report to the manufacturer. If the manufacturer does not give you a refund or replacement vehicle, you have to go through the manufacturer’s arbitration program – if it’s certified by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – before you can file a lawsuit in court. If you go through arbitration and are unhappy with the result, you can still file suit.

Hiring a Lemon Law Lawyer in Wisconsin

Wherever you are in the lemon law claim process, we’re happy to help. Whether you need help gathering the material documenting your lemon, submitting the final demand letter, negotiating a settlement, or appealing the arbitration decision, Lemberg Law will be at your side every step of the way.

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Remember that vehicle manufacturers have teams of lawyers that do nothing but fight lemon law claims. Lemon laws try to level playing field by forcing automakers to pay the consumer’s attorney fees in successful lemon law claims. That’s why our representation won’t cost you a dime.

There’s a limited window of opportunity for filing a lemon law claim. If you suspect you have a Wisconsin lemon, give us a call today. We understand your frustration, and will do our best to deliver the justice you deserve.

What Happens When You Hire a Lemon Law Lawyer?

A good lemon lawyer will work on your behalf to get the compensation to which you’re entitled – typically in the form of a refund, a replacement vehicle, or a cash settlement. Your Lemon Law attorney will ask you for all of your records, such as repair orders and correspondence, that pertain to your lemon. Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation of your vehicle’s repair history, then present the manufacturer with a statement outlining your case and demanding full recovery. More often than not, the manufacturer will settle; if not, though, your Lemon Law attorney should be prepared to sue the manufacturer. Your lawyer should be able to resolve your case within one to two months.

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