If your new or used motor vehicle is defective the Louisiana Lemon Laws might require the manufacturer to replace the vehicle or refund your money. Most manufacturers either require or would like owners or lessors to resolve the Lemon Law claim without filling suit; however, even if a lawsuit is not filed you need to make sure your rights are represented. Additionally, you need to make sure you get all the damages you are entitled to under the law which includes attorneys' fee and associated costs.
The Louisiana Lemon Law requires as follows:
The Lemon Law provides a presumption that a vehicle is a lemon if the vehicle is out of service for repair for a total of 45 or more days or the same defect has been subject to repair 4 or more times within the warranty term or during a period of one year after the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer.
If a defect has not been repaired after 4 or more attempts or if the vehicle is out of service by reason of repair for a cumulative total of 90 or more calendar days within the warranty term or during a period of one year after the date of the original delivery to
the consumer the manufacturer shall:
The consumer shall have no more than three years from the date he purchased the motor vehicle or until one year from the end of the warranty period, whichever is longer to file suit against the manufacturer.
If the motor vehicle is not repaired after the consumer has complied with the requirements of the law, the consumer shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees.