FLORIDA’S LEMON LAWS
There are many misconceptions regarding Florida’s Lemon Laws, also known as The Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act, which are governed by Chapter 681 of the Florida Statutes. In accordance with Chapter 681, the first thing to remember is your vehicle must be purchased new from the dealership. Additionally, during the first 24 months of ownership, the vehicle must undergo at least three attempts at repair of the same issue. This vehicle defect must substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the vehicle, and the vehicle must have been out of service for repair of this defect for fifteen days or more. If you have a vehicle that meets this criterion, the law provides for arbitration, which can result in full refund or replacement of the vehicle. For more information call Jerry Snider at 904-777-7777.