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What Statutes Cover My Vehicle?


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Why Use Mussin & Scanland, PLLC?


In these types of cases, experience counts.  Scott P. Mussin has worked in-house for one of the big three and as such, has an understanding and insight not available in other firms.  Lemon Law cases are not easy and no single statute applies.  In order to properly prove your case, you will need an experienced attorney to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each case, the potential defenses raised by manufacturers, and proper navigation through our court system.  Finally, in most lemon law cases are services are free and it costs you nothing to have an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side.

What Statutes Cover My Vehicle?


Typically it is not just one statute that covers your vehicle or your claims.  In a Lemon law case claims can be brought under the following statutes:


     1.  The Michigan Lemon Law - The Michigan Lemon Law provides repurchase or replacement options for new vehicles that have been submitted for repair at least three (3) times or have been out of service a total of thirty (30) days.


     2.  The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act - The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides bite for state laws and the Uniform commercial code by expanding the rights and remedies to eligible consumers.  Under the MMWA, protections will apply for new vehicles, used vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles, RV's, offroad vehicles, and other vehicles that do not fall under the Michigan Lemon Law.  Remedies include repurchase, replacement, cash payments, and repairs.


     3.  The Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act - The Motor  Vehicle Service and Repair Act is designed to protect against incomplete, defective, or improper repairs to motor vehicles.  It further expands and makes repair facilities accountable for certain actions and protections for consumers.  The is act applies to all vehicles that are presented for service.


     4.  The Michigan Consumer Protection Act - The Michigan Consumer Protection Act applies against all vehicles and protects consumers from unfair or deceptive methods, acts, or practices.  Common examples of its applications would be cases involving odometer fraud, rebuilt wrecks, flood vehicles, and similar deceptive practices.


     5.  Uniform Commercial Code - The U.C.C. provisions for Breach of Warranty provide recovery were manufacturers have failed to provide the remedies defined in the warranty provided.  This typically involves recovery of the diminished value or sometimes the cost of repair and can include incidental and consequential damages.


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