Alabama Lemon Law Information
A vehicle under manufacturer warranty is subject to the Alabama Lemon Law when at least the first repair attempt was made within 24,000 miles or 24 months following delivery of the vehicle (the "Lemon Law rights period"), and
- the dealer has been unable to remedy the problem after 3 or more attempts by the dealer and a final attempt by the manufacturer, or
- the vehicle has been out of service due to repair attempts by the dealer for a total of 30 or more cumulative calendar days.
Helpful Lemon Law Tips
Most states require you to notify the dealer and the manufacturer that you have a Lemon Law claim. Always use Certified Mail with Return Receipt.
If the manufacturer has an informal mediation or dispute resolution process, most states require you to do that first before pursuing litigation. However, you should contact a lawyer immediately.
Most lawyers will not charge you for an initial consultation or legal fees for Lemon Law arbitration. If they decide you have a case, normally the manufacturer is forced to pay your legal costs.