This site lists all of the vehicles that have been returned to the Manufactures under the Lemon Law in New Jersey. If a motor vehicle was returned to the manufacturer under the provisions of the New Jersey Lemon Law or similar statute of another state or as a result of a legal action or an informal dispute settlement procedure it should be listed. The list goes back 12 model years.
Interesting how many Jeeps are listed.
Just shared for your reading pleasure !
Dan - NJ
Only includes vehicles bought - sold or returned in New Jersey ( added by edit function)
Last edited by djm; 11-10-2013 at 05:23 AM..
Reason: add that includes NJ vehicles only
Simple answer - dealer and then manufacturer have to be unable to, or just failed to, repair something after three attempts. After 2 attempts the vehicle owner has to notify the manufacturer in writing of the issue and give the manufacturer one opportunity to correct the problem.
No lawyer is required in NJ - for a $50.00 non refundable filing fee the NJ Dept of Community Affairs or one of their sub sections or divisions - will review the complaint and if it is a valid complaint the State represents the consumer at no additional charge.
I'm not going to knock the JK though as I bet alot of the JK's were lemon-lawed due to something stupid like soft/hard top leaks, which is common for any year Wrangler. The JK sales far exceed that of the TJ/LJ as well since it appears to a broader market and that broader market includes a lot of people not prepared for the quirks of a Wrangler.
I was surprised that Subaru isn't looking too hot on that list, especially since they are a company that constantly promotes long-term ownership/reliability in their advertisements.
Interesting - when I went to their web site it says they have no vehicles available. Were you able to do the vehicle check thing ? Would be interesting to know if it showed up on a car fax report.
Chrysler - Jeep uses a company in Texas, www.impartialservices.com, to do all of their negotiation and processing of returned Jeeps once a field rep makes the decision to take the Jeep back. One of the services they offer is "data cleansing" which makes me wonder if it is easy to get a branded title cleaned in Texas.
I just posted the information - thought it was interesting - comes from the NJ lemon law web site.