When an individual buys a new car, they don't expect it to give them problems right off the bat. Given that the average automobile has as many as 30,000 different parts, manufacturing errors can happen.
One of the reasons that many of us purchase a new vehicle is so we don't have to face a lot of the headaches such as costly car repairs that often come with owning a used one. What many don't realize is that new cars aren't always problem-free. Newer vehicles are often subject to recalls. There may even be a bad one in the bunch. Fortunately, Virginia has laws on the books to protect those who purchase one of these "lemon" cars.
Anytime you face a major event in your life, it is normal to wonder about its outcome. Filing a legal claim, even one centered on Virginia's lemon law, is indeed a major life event. It would be wonderful if you could know ahead of time if your efforts will find success, but as most people know, this is not always possible.
What is a lemon? It is a tasty yet sour fruit, and it is a defective motor vehicle. Like eating a lemon, purchasing a defective vehicle can leave a sour taste in your mouth. The federal government understands how buying a lemon (not the fruit) can affect your life and your bank account. As such, it has developed lemon laws on the federal level.