Lemon Law News, 2019 Nissan Altima Recall
As the top lemon law lawyer Miami has to offer, Mr. Steven Veinger, Esq. has helped countless clients get the monetary compensation they deserve for having had to put up with certain defects and mechanical issues associated with their brand-new vehicles. Buying a brand-new car is one of the most important, and serious purchases of our lives. Second to maybe the home you live in, a vehicle is often one of the most expensive things an individual can own. And when we spend so much money on any item, we obviously would like it to function at its peak of performance, without any type of issues or defects. But sometimes, no matter how much you spend, and how great of a car you think you might have, things can often go wrong, and you are left with what those in the auto industry often call a “lemon”. Well thankfully, the government has instituted laws that can help those suffering from such an ordeal, known as the lemon law or lemon laws. Let the top lemon law lawyer Miami has in practice, Mr. Steven Veinger better explain to you what this law entails.
The state of Florida, as other states across the United States, offers consumers protection against irreparable damage to their brand-new car, the lemon law. The Florida lemon law covers cars and trucks that are sold int eh state of Florida, for personal use, in the transport of people. This includes demonstrators, recreational vehicles (other than the living facilities), and also leased vehicles if the lessee is responsible for repairs. The Florida lemon law does not cover vehicles run only on tracks, off-road vehicles, trucks over 10,000 pounds G.V.W., motorcycles, mopeds, or the living facilities of recreational vehicles. As the top lemon law lawyer Miami has practicing Mr. Veinger advises clients that the lemon law has certain vital stipulations for the consumer, that must be covered as well. The lemon law covers any of the following types of consumers:
· The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, or the lessee, of a vehicle primarily used for personal, family or household purposes;
· Any person to whom such vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during the duration of the Lemon Law Rights Period; or
· Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce the obligations of the warranty.
The lemon law also only covers certain types of damages known as nonconformities, which are defined as a defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of a vehicle. In addition, the lemon law requires repurchase/replacement only if the nonconformity causes the vehicle to not conform to the warranty. The defect or condition cannot have been obtained during an accident, due to some type of abuse, neglect, modification, upgrade, or alteration – done by anyone other than the dealer who sold you the vehicle.
In the case of the 2019 Nissan Altima the issues are very worrisome, as the Altima has been known as one of the most reliable and economical vehicles to be on the road – often a smart purchase for those who are looking for a car that they wont have to constantly take to the shop or put too much work into. However, approximately 37- 2019 Altima sedans, that are equipped with front-wheel drive and 2.5-liter engines are being recalled due to issues with the fuel pump. The fuel pump lock ring may not be fully engaged, possibly causing fuel to leak and increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source. While this technically may not be a lemon law claim, it is definitely something important to be aware of, especially if you are owner of this vehicle. In these events, a qualified lemon law attorney can also be helpful, if there is resistance from the car’s manufacturer for one reason or another. For more information on this recall or lemon law claims in general, be sure to contact Mr. Steven Veinger today.