Wisconsin has a lemon law that covers cars that are leased or purchased in that state. It also covers demonstrators, motorcycles, and executive vehicles. Wisconsin’s lemon law defines a lemon as a car that is less than one year old and still under the manufacturer’s warranty, has a serious defect that the dealer cannot fix in four attempts or cannot be driven by you for 30 days consecutively. Another thing to pay very close attention to is that Wisconsin has made changes to their lemon law and that there are differences in the statute for vehicles that were purchased before March 1, 2014 and those there were purchased after that date.
In Order to be Prepared to File a Claim
Always check the recall last for your make and model of vehicle to see if it has been subject to recall since this might solve your issue. If there hasn’t been a recall, make sure you always take the following steps in case you need to file a claim under the lemon law:
When you take your car in for repair, give the dealer a copy of the Claim (Form MV 2694) and be sure that they sign. This is your proof that you did provide them the form.
Even if your dealership service per department cannot diagnose a problem or even attempt to repair, make sure they give you a repair order.
Keep all your repair orders together someplace that you will not lose them. Do not keep them in your car.
Keep everything. You will need all the documentation you can put together, purchase contracts, repair orders, and warranties so that you can prove that your vehicle is a lemon.
Your best line of defense is to hire a lemon law attorney such as Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® to file your claim and to negotiate on your behalf with the manufacturer of the vehicle. Visit www.yourlemonlawrights.com to know more about lemon law.