Lemon Law Changes
On Wednesday, the House also overwhelmingly approved a bill (HB 1295) I introduced that would make the lemon law more consumer friendly. Under current law, once an automobile has been determined to be a lemon, the owner has to pay for the right to drive the car while a settlement is being negotiated with the manufacturer. North Carolina is in the minority of states in handling the charges for reasonable use of a car that has been determined to be a lemon. Manufacturers have been known to drag out the settlement process and this bill provides for a more consumer friendly approach. It is now over in the Senate.