OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE
|Passenger cars, pickups, panel trucks, motorcycles, self-propelled motorized chassis of motor homes, mopeds, demonstrators and lease-purchased vehicles used in substantial part for personal, family or household purposes
||3 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service, or 1 serious safety defect, one repair attempt
Virginia Lemon Law Statute
Virginia Attorney General - Lemon Law
If I believe my vehicle is a "lemon" what should I do?
Initially, a consumer that feels they have a valid claim under the Lemon Law should attempt to resolve the issue with the manufacturer. You may choose to contact the manufacturer through the dealer from whom you purchased the car, or you may prefer to contact the manufacturer directly.
If this is not successful, you may want to consult with a lawyer. If you call the West Virginia Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 (in state), we can provide you with a list of lawyers who routinely handle lemon law cases. Often the manufacturer or dealer will suggest you submit your claim to arbitration. In West Virginia you do not have to arbitrate your claim before filing a lawsuit.
The consumer may be awarded all or any portion of the following:
1) Revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price, including, but not limited to, sales tax, license and registration fees, and other reasonable expenses incurred for the purchase of the new motor vehicle, or if there be no such revocation of acceptance, damages for diminished value of the motor vehicle;
2) Damages for the cost of repairs reasonably required to conform the motor vehicle to the express warranty;
3) Damages for the loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience resulting from the nonconformity, including, but not limited to, reasonable expenses incurred for replacement transportation during any period when the vehicle is out of service by reason of the nonconformity or by reason of repair, and
4) Reasonable attorney fees.