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Presumption: during term of protection (earlier of warranty term or one year following delivery), either (1) 3 or more repair attempts or (2) out of service for 30 or more calendar days.


What is the Lemon Law in Tennessee

The Lemon Law in Tennessee is a state law that protects consumers who have purchased or leased vehicles that are not of satisfactory quality. This law requires manufacturers to repair any defects in the vehicle which significantly affects its use, value, safety, or reliability. If the manufacturer is unable to repair the defect after a reasonable number of attempts, they must replace the vehicle or refund the purchase price to the consumer.

Passenger motor vehicles that are self-propelled, sold in Tennessee, and subject to registration and title in Tennessee or any other state, which qualifies them for Lemon Law in TN as well. Excludes motorized bicycles; motor homes used as a dwelling place, living abode or sleeping place; garden tractors; recreational vehicles or off-road vehicles; and vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.

No, motorcycles, boats, and unregistered off-road vehicles do not qualify as vehicles under Tennessee’s Lemon Law

“Substantially impair” is defined to mean to render a vehicle unreliable or unsafe for normal operation or to reduce its resale market value below the average resale value for comparable vehicles.

If the manufacturer, its agent, or an authorized dealer is unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by correcting a nonconformity after a reasonable number of attempts, then the manufacturer must replace or repurchase the motor vehicle.

If the problems with your vehicle started after the first year or outside the warranty period (whichever is longer), you may still be protected under the magnuson-moss warranty act, which provides for loss in value.

No, this is free of charge you will not pay counsel fees. 

The Lemon Law, TN is designed so that the owner of a defective vehicle is fully reimbursed and not stuck paying additional expenses or costs. The law includes a fee-shifting provision that requires the vehicle manufacturer to pay all attorneys’ fees and other legal costs if the consumer wins the case IN ADDITION TO reimbursement for all repairs and service visits at the dealer.

All your expenses are paid whether you choose the repurchase remedy, replacement vehicle remedy, or a cash-and-keep settlement.

Do I Need To Pay Filing Or Legal Fees To Make A Lemon Law Claim in Arizona?

A substantial amount of cases settle in 30 to 90 days if you hire a Tennessee Lemon Law lawyer from our team. We will work to get our clients cases resolved as quickly as possible for the best result possible, with a goal of settling each case within the first 30 to 90 days. If we can’t get your case resolved in that time , we will file suit against the manufacturer if they refuse to give our clients everything they're legally entitled to.

We would be able to help you with other available consumer protection laws if your vehicle has had an unreasonable amount of repairs under the manufacturer’s warranty and is a 2018 model or newer. Call Timothy Abeel & Associates at 888.611.5481 or contact us online to find out if you have a breach of warranty or loss in value claim.

Timothy Abeel & Associates P.C. works to get the owners of defective or malfunctioning vehicles the settlement they deserve as fast as possible. With the Tennessee Lemon Law, new car owners with a defect on their new car have options to apply for consumer compensation, even if the purchase happened a while ago. Most times, the business that sold or leased the car must take action and provide payment, especially if the owner purchased proper legal counsel. Give our firm a call at 888-611-5481 to find out what you are entitled to as a consumer.