I get asked from time to time about lemon law buybacks. Are they a good buy if you have the chance to get one used? The answer is a resounding NO, and here is the podcast and video in which I explain this.
Automobile manufacturers buy back defective cars from people like my clients all the time. These are the cars that cannot be fixed and have crazy-bad problems. Transmissions that have no fix, roofs that leak, engines that stall. They get bought back and resold, often without later owners being told of the problem.
But what if a savvy buyer finds one? Might it prove to be a good deal? For such an esoteric question, this one gets asked a lot. Are recycled lemons a potential good deal? Almost certainly, No. I have written about his before.
And now I have explained it in audio and video form.
Here is the audio.
And here is the video.
Do not buy a recycled lemon if you can avoid it. You have been warned.
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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.
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