Toms River, NJ (PressExposure) April 16, 2008 -- Many distressed drivers throughout the Garden State are not aware they are entitled to free legal representation if their car is a lemon. Consumer rights under the New Jersey Lemon Law and Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty will be discussed on "Eye On Ocean County." The program will air on Comcast in Ocean County Tuesday, April 8th at 5pm on CN8 and Wednesday, April 9th on Channel 19.
Guests will include NJ Lemon Law Attorney Amy Bennecoff and Automotive Consumer Advocate Michael Sacks from the law firm of Kimmel and Silverman. Topics discussed include rights and remedies under the New Jersey Lemon Law; car-buying tips to ensure that your dream car does not turn into a nightmare; advice for consumers looking for a used car; and the use of a popular dealer fraud tactic known as "spot delivery."
The New Jersey Lemon Law is the second most effective lemon law in the Nation, according to the Center for Auto Safety. The Law covers vehicles with a significant defect within the first 24 months or 18,000 miles that can't be repaired despite a reasonable number of repair attempts, normally three. The Law also covers vehicles that are in the shop for repair 20 days in the first years and those days do not have to be consecutive. Remedies under the NJ Lemon Law could include a new car or refund. In addition, there are other remedies available for vehicles that may not fall under the Lemon Law mileage provisions but are still under manufacturers warranty.