Motorcycles, RV, ATVs, Boats And Travel Trailers
While the lemon laws are normally used for defective cars and trucks, they can apply, depending on the state, to other vehicles. A few states cover recreational vehicles (RVs), motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under their lemon laws; boats and travel trailers generally do not qualify under lemon laws. Even if your vehicle is not covered by the lemon laws, you may have recourse.
When you have questions about defects or issues with one of your vehicles, turn to attorney Christina Gill Roseman at Roseman Law Firm, PLLC. Roseman Law Firm represents owners of motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, boats and travel trailers in addition to cars and trucks throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan.
Some of these vehicles are covered by some state lemon laws, but not others. Even if your state lemon law does not cover your vehicle, you may still be entitled to cash compensation if your vehicle was not repaired in a reasonable number of service visits or in a reasonable amount of time under the warranty. Do not take your vehicle manufacturer’s word that you are not entitled to compensation just because your problem vehicle is not a car.
- With most vehicles other than cars or trucks, the warranties are much shorter and may have additional restrictions. If you are thinking about buying a motorcycle, RV or another vehicle other than a car or truck, examine the warranty closely. There are often severely limiting restrictions such as where you can sue the seller, what state law applies and how long after purchase you have to sue.
- Other situations may void a warranty, such as adding your own parts to the vehicle or living in it. Before you move forward with any claims or actions, speak with attorney Roseman about your case.