LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS
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New Jersey Used Car Lemon Law

INTRODUCTION
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NEW JERSEY USED CAR LEMON LAW FAQs

WHAT IS THE NEW JERSEY USED CAR LEMON LAW?
• Part of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act that regulates the New Jersey sale and New Jersey warranty of certain New Jersey used cars and is commonly known as the “New Jersey Used Car Lemon Law”.
• New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs adopted parallel regulations.
• New Jersey used car dealers must ensure compliance by posting $10,000 bond.

WHAT TYPES OF THINGS ARE ILLEGAL FOR NEW JERSEY USED CAR DEALERS TO DO WHEN SELLING USED CARS IN NEW JERSEY?
• Misrepresent the mechanical condition of a New Jersey used car;
• Fail to disclose, prior to sale, any material defect in the mechanical condition of the New Jersey used car which is known to the New Jersey used car dealer;
• Represent that a New Jersey used car, or any component thereof, is free from material defects in mechanical condition at the time of sale, unless the New Jersey used car dealer has a reasonable basis for representation when made;
• Fail to disclose, prior to sale, the existence and terms of any written warranty, service contract or repair insurance subject to transfer, known to the New Jersey used car dealer, in effect & provided by a third party.
• Misrepresent the terms of any written warranty, service contract or repair insurance currently in effect on a New Jersey used car provided by a person other than the New Jersey used car dealer and subject to transfer.
• Fail to disclose, prior to sale, the existence & terms of any written warranty, service contract or repair insurance offered by the New Jersey used car dealer in connection with the sale of a New Jersey used car;
• Misrepresent the terms of any warranty, service contract or repair insurance offered with the sale of a New Jersey used car;
• Represent, prior to sale, that a New Jersey used car is sold with a warranty, service contract or repair insurance when the New Jersey car is sold without any warranty, service contract or repair insurance;
• Fail to disclose, prior to sale, that a New Jersey used car is sold without any warranty, service contract, or repair insurance; and
• Fail to provide a clear written explanation, prior to sale, of what is meant by the term “as is,” if the New Jersey used car is sold “as is.”

WHAT TYPE OF MINIMUM WARRANTIES APPLY TO USED CARS COVERED BY THE NEW JERSEY USED CAR LEMON LAW?
• For all New Jersey used cars sold for more than $3,000, less than seven or more model years old, that were not been declared a total loss by an insurance company and with respect to which the New Jersey lemon buyer was so advised at time of sale in writing of same and that have 100,000 miles or less, the selling New Jersey used car dealer commits a per se New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act violation unless they give the New Jersey lemon buyer a written powertrain type of warranty with certain minimum durations subject to the New Jersey used car’s mileage.
• The New Jersey used car buyer may waive the warranty in writing via a specific type of waiver.
• If the New Jersey used car dealer fails to give a written warranty required by the New Jersey Used Car Lemon Law and the New Jersey used car buyer does not sign a waiver as provided by the New Jersey Used Car Lemon Law, the New Jersey used car dealer nevertheless shall be deemed to have given the warranty.
• If, during the warranty issued by the New Jersey used car dealer pursuant to the New Jersey Used Car Lemon Law, the New Jersey used car dealer or the New Jersey used car dealer’s agent fails to correct a material defect after a reasonable opportunity to repair the New Jersey used car, the New Jersey used car dealer shall repurchase the New Jersey used car and provide a refund less a use allowance.

WHAT REMEDIES ARE AVAILABLE TO NEW JERSEY CONSUMER FRAUD ACT VICTIMS?
• Cancellation of fraudulent New Jersey debts.
• Treble damages for ascertainable loss of money or property caused by the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Violation.
• New Jersey attorney’s fee award for prosecuting the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Violation or defending against lawsuits by contractors to collect a fraudulent New Jersey debt.
• Refund of money lost due to the contractor’s New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Violation.

DOES THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HAVE EXPERIENCE HANDLING NEW JERSEY LEMON LAWSUITS AND NEW JERSEY LEMON CLAIMS AND NEW JERSEY WARRANTY LAWSUITS AND NEW JERSEY WARRANTY CLAIMS?
Yes. Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• represented New Jersey lemon car buyers and other New Jersey automobile purchasers, New Jersey automobile owners, New Jersey new car dealers, New Jersey used car dealers, New Jersey banks, New Jersey automotive lenders, New Jersey repair shops, a New Jersey junk yard dealer and a New Jersey marina.
• helped New Jersey car owners, New Jersey truck owners, New Jersey SUV owners, New Jersey recreational vehicle owners and New Jersey watercraft owners in New Jersey lemon law and New Jersey warranty law claims and cases.
• appeared in New Jersey court in cases involving New Jersey Lemon Law disputes.
• won New Jersey Lemon Lawsuits.
• settled New Jersey Lemon Law claims and New Jersey Lemon Law cases, recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in money and replacement cars and trucks for many clients.
• worked on New Jersey Lemon Law claims and cases involving many types of automobiles, such as those manufactured by General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Fleetwood, Winnebago, Honda, the New Jersey Lemon car manufacturer, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and Volkswagen.

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