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Posted by: @rosecheeks80

@wooh I know this is years later but the VI lemon law is an interesting read,I won’t go into detail of my experience because I’m still in court with ford but if your car is in the dealership for more than 5 days for repairs the law states that the dealership has to provide a comparable rental for as long as your car is in their possession. So don’t let ford or any dealership/manufacture tell you different. It’s the law!! I found that out after they had my car for 7 months and I paid for a rental for that amount time. 

The consumer laws regarding vehicles were basically written by and to protect the larger dealers.  Almost impenetrable.  One sold my son a vehicle with warranty (used) years ago.  He took it in for oil change, they emptied it and then gave him the car back.  No oil.  It seized in front of KFC.  They blamed him.  I had to go to a DLCA complaint hearing and call the owner and his service manager "f'n liars" to their faces.  At the horror of the hearing officer.  This after they entered the room and had old home week glad handing with the hearing officer in front of me, my son and his wife.  The service manager relented, much to the chagrin of the owner, and told the truth.  The car was in the garage and minutes later it was seized in front of KFC.  He got a new engine and immediately sold the POS vehicle after several tense minutes of no holds barred discussion.  And the other one?  Good thing you didn't buy after a certain flood situation a few years ago.  Runoff drain stopped up in Tutu.  New cars with gravel under the carpets and a world of problems sold as "new."  Again, deny deny deny.  Buyer beware.  Drive dependable junkers.  Our RAV is 2003, bought new here and told it was a "2004" back then.  Even said so on the registration.  That turned out to be a lie simply to increase the model year price.  But we've kept it running for over 19 years now.  We win.  Great rig.  Terrible dealer.  Shipping a 2009 Chevy Silverado 4WD down shortly.  Need a truck and need to get rid of this jeep TJ, which, by the way, gets precisely the same gas mileage as the Silverado.  And not that much worse than a Tacoma if at all.  15.6.  Bad, but you can't get 4 bags of groceries and a box of water in a Jeep.  

Posted : December 9, 2022 12:23 pm
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Posted by: @alana33

I had an automotive service keep my truck once for a month but they gave me a loaner to use for the duration. This wasn't the regular mechanic's garage/servIce that I normally use as I was having body work done to get rid of rust, install new side panel and fender, interior carpeting and have it repainted and remove any rusting under the bed liner.
I was glad to get my <a href=" removed link " target="_blank" rel="noopener">truck back.
Can't imagine being without a vehicle for a month or having to rent one for the duration.

I've always had excellent service from my regular mechanic's automotive service that I've used since he was a shade tree mechanic to owning his own 3bay garage. I never take my vehicles to anyone else.

Yes man glad to hear I also never take my vehicles to anyone else.

Posted : January 16, 2023 8:26 am
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That's interesting to know! The VI lemon law sounds like it provides valuable protection for consumers in situations where their cars require extensive repairs. It's important to be aware of your rights as a consumer and the provisions of the law to ensure that you're not being taken advantage of by the dealership or manufacturer. It's unfortunate that you had to go through a lengthy process and pay for a rental for such an extended period, but it's good to hear that you're pursuing legal action.

Posted : June 12, 2023 12:22 pm
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