Consumer Protection Law

Consumer Protection Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Consumer Protection Law
This answer was rated:

I have a lemon law claim in the state of CT against Jaguar

Land Rover. They have...
I have a lemon law claim in the state of CT against Jaguar Land Rover. They have accepted responsibility (my 2012 vehicle was in the shop 44 consecutive days, only returned 2 days ago) and have offered to buy my car back or provide me a new 2013 model. The catch is that I have to pay them $0.57/mile I put on the car. My current lawyer says this is the law in CT, but I can find no documentation that supports this. At >22K miles, I will owe the manufacturer >$12,000 regardless of which option I pick. Is this accurate?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Answered in 13 minutes by:
6/14/2013
P. Simmons
P. Simmons, Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 35,671
Experience: 16+ yrs. of legal experience.
Verified
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

I am sorry to have to bear bad news.

The law allows this.

The law that applies can be seen here

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/pub/chap743b.htm



The key language is

If the manufacturer or its agents or authorized dealers are unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use, safety or value of the motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall replace the motor vehicle with a new motor vehicle acceptable to the consumer, or accept return of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer, lessor and lienholder, if any, as their interests may appear,

. . .

all incidental damages as defined in section 42a-2-715, less a reasonable allowance for the consumer's use of the vehicle.

So they can charge you for miles.

Is 57 cent per mile reasonable?

You have to look further into the stature

It holds

A reasonable allowance for use shall be that amount obtained by multiplying the total contract price of the vehicle by a fraction having as its denominator one hundred twenty thousand and having as its numerator the number of miles that the vehicle traveled prior to the manufacturer's acceptance of its return. It shall be an affirmative defense to any claim under this section (1) that an alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair such use, safety or value or (2) that a nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of a motor vehicle by a consumer.

So take 22,000, divide by 120,000 and multiply that by the contract price.

That is reasonable.

In your case, you multiply (22/120 * contract price)

So 18% of your contract price is reasonable

So take your contract price, multiply by .1833. That is the most they can charge you




P. Simmons
P. Simmons, Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 35,671
Experience: 16+ yrs. of legal experience.
Verified
P. Simmons and 87 other Consumer Protection Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask P. Simmons Your Own Question
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
P. Simmons, Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 35,671
35,671 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16+ yrs. of legal experience.

P. Simmons is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

6,930 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,422 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

1,607 satisfied customers

Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

1,587 satisfied customers

17 years legal experience including consumer protection law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

35,671 satisfied customers

16+ yrs. of legal experience.

LADY LAWYER

LADY LAWYER

Lawyer

748 satisfied customers

Consumer Lawyer

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Lawyer

582 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Protection Law Questions
I live in California and I want to know about the lemon law.
Second opinion] I live in California and I want to know about the lemon law. I purchased a 2014 Ford Fusion from Car Max and it is very unsafe. The car shuts off on me while I'm driving with no warnin… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
45 satisfied customers
I live in California and I want to know about the lemon law.
I live in California and I want to know about the lemon law. I purchased a 2014 Ford Fusion from Car Max and it is very unsafe. The car shuts off on me while I'm driving with no warning. It happens on… read more
Thelawman2
Thelawman2
Doctoral Degree
1,291 satisfied customers
Does the "lemon law" cover used vehicles that have "as is"
Does the "lemon law" cover used vehicles that have "as is" on paperwork even though it is a "certified" used vehicle? Have only owned vehicle less than 2 months. … read more
Loren Stone
Loren Stone
481 satisfied customers
Does the Arizona Lemon Law apply to a leased new vehicle?
Does the Arizona Lemon Law apply to a leased new vehicle? That is, can the lessee file claims under the statute in the same way a buyer could?… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,686 satisfied customers
Do you know if there is a 'lemon law' for automobiles in the
Do you know if there is a 'lemon law' for automobiles in the state of Utah? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,340 satisfied customers
I have a question about a lemon law in nj. would you be able
I have a question about a lemon law in nj. would you be able to assist … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
6,930 satisfied customers
CA regarding RV lemon law. Damaged roof that the Forest
damaged roof that the Forest River said Beaumont RV dealer did not inform Forest River… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,699 satisfied customers
Florida lemon law refrigerator? Kitchen Aid repaired 8 times
florida lemon law refrigerator? Kitchen Aid repaired 8 times since 2013 has quit again … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
35,671 satisfied customers
I had asked a question in the past about a lemon. Well, lol
Good morning. I had asked a question in the past about a lemon. Well, lol and behold the same issue happened again this weekend with my truck. I am extremely upset. I was hoping you could give me some… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
6,930 satisfied customers
I was wondering if there was a lemon law for a person who
I was wondering if there was a lemon law for a person who sales a car "as is" when he claimed that the car had no mechanical issues or transmission issues before I purchased the car I have text messag… read more
Attorney 1
Attorney 1
2,571 satisfied customers
Can a used vehicle be covered under federal/ state lemon law
Can a used vehicle be covered under federal/ state lemon law in S.C. … read more
Loren Stone
Loren Stone
481 satisfied customers
What can I do if someone sold me a lemon. Pennsylvania, I
I took it to several mechanics. Just had a transmission put in on Friday after I told the dealer there was something wrong with the transmission … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,127 satisfied customers
Does Maine's lemon law authorize a repurchase of vehicles by
Does Maine's lemon law authorize a repurchase of vehicles by the manufacturer when there is a defect?… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,127 satisfied customers
I have questions regarding lemon law in pa, Not yet, I want
I have questions regarding lemon law in pa JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer? Customer: Not yet, I want sure what I need to do. JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you… read more
Attorney 1
Attorney 1
2,571 satisfied customers
Is there a lemon law for a used truck in fla 1998 gmc
Is there a lemon law for a used truck in fla 1998 gmc sonoma … read more
Loren Stone
Loren Stone
481 satisfied customers
My question is about the lemon law on a car,if u buy a car
my question is about the lemon law on a car,if u buy a car from a dealership andit is already having major problems.and u brought out right can u do anything … read more
Attorney 1
Attorney 1
2,571 satisfied customers
I have a question about the lemon aid law in Massachusetts.
I have a question about the lemon aid law in Massachusetts. does this law pertain to a consumer trading in a vehicle to a dealer? Do I have to disclose any problems with a vehicle when I am trading in… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
This does not pertain to the lemon law. My husband and I
This does not pertain to the lemon law. My husband and I bought a used car last Thursday and I was told the rate would be under 4%, the paper we signed stated 7.44%. There are so many lies that was sa… read more
Bill Attorney
Bill Attorney
law
1,590 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x