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has anyone filed an application with the dispute settlement board without their car being a lemon by law? for instance, if the law calls for a certain number of cumulative days out of service, but you are just short of that mark when you file papework?

i'd like to get the process started, but i have two more days in service before it's defined by law as a lemon.
 

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I'd have to say it would all depend on the state you live in. Do a search for lemon law. There are several good consumer info web sites out there and I've seen a couple that detail each state's laws
 

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i know my states lemon law. and it requires going through the manufacturer's arbitration program before bringing legal action.
but my question is has anyone successfully brought a case before the dispute settlement board without the vehicle meeting their states lemon law?
 

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I filed with DSB, and I got the thumbs up from them not because of the number of days total, but because I kept going back for the same damn thing. (water leak in the front pass floorboard and those ever-so-crappy brakes)

They bought back my 2002 automatic power prem Zx3 with a rather large dent in it for $10,215.08

and I still owed 3500 on it...


plus, I put that check towards a new 02 power prem 5-spd with the $3k rebate. Needless to say, I came out quite ahead on that deal. Only problem is that it took like 4 months to do the whole thing.

As for the lemon law, I wouldnt bother, because then you have to hire a lawyer and all that nonsense. Go thru the Dsb. it's a much simpler process than most people think.





[ 05-06-2003, 02:49 AM: Message edited by: aNewFoundGlory ]
 
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