Kansas Lemon Law
When you’re stuck with a lemon, it can feel like you’re living a nightmare. You should know that Kansas lemon law does provide a way out. Here’s a summary of the law:
New cars: Yes
Used cars: No
Business vehicles: Yes
Leased vehicles: Yes
Lemon law period: 1 year
What is a Lemon Car Under Kansas Lemon Law?
Kansas lemon law covers leased and new passenger vehicles, SUVs, vans, and trucks under 12,000 pounds. In order to be considered a “lemon,” the vehicle must meet the following requirements:
- Does not conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty
- Has substantial defects affecting the use, safety or value of the vehicle
- Has manufacturer’s defects that occurred and are reported during the warranty period or the first 12 months from the delivery date (whichever comes first)
- Has been taken in four times for the same defect or ten times for unrelated defects, or has been out of service for 30 calendar days
Kansas Statute 50-645 is the state’s lemon law.
Getting Lemon Justice: Kansas Lemon Law Relief
Kansas lemon law provides several options for a successful lemon law claimant. You may be awarded a replacement vehicle of the same year, make, and model, or receive a refund can include:
- The full contract price of the vehicle
- Manufacturer- or dealer-installed options
- Finance charges
- Use taxes
- Title charges
- Incidental charges, such as towing charges and alternate transportation
- Attorney’s fees
The amount of the refund may be reduced by a deduction for your use of the vehicle, which is calculated according to the most recent edition of “Your Driving Costs,” published by the American Automobile Association.
Pursuing a KS Lemon Law Claim
Under Kansas lemon law, you must notify the manufacturer of the problem with your vehicle within the warranty period or within 12 months of taking delivery of the vehicle (whichever comes first). Here’s a sample demand letter that you can adapt for your use.
If the manufacturer has an informal dispute resolution process, you must go through that process prior to filing a lemon lawsuit in court.
How We Can Help
Wherever you are in the lemon law claim process, we’re happy to help. Whether you need help gathering the material documenting your lemon, submitting the final demand letter, negotiating a settlement, or appealing the arbitration decision, Lemberg Law will be at your side every step of the way.
Helping consumers is what we do. We’ve helped more than 12,000 people recover more than $35 million. You can read more about us here.
Remember that vehicle manufacturers have teams of lawyers that do nothing but fight lemon law claims. Lemon laws try to level playing field by forcing automakers to pay the consumer’s attorney fees in successful lemon law claims. That’s why our representation won’t cost you a dime.
There’s a limited window of opportunity for filing a lemon law claim. If you suspect you have a Kansas lemon, give us a call today. We understand your frustration, and will do our best to deliver the justice you deserve.