The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a federal law that protects buyers from any product that has a value over $25 and a written warranty. The requirements and guidelines established by the law are to protect customers who buy products that have written warranties. Since its adoption, it has protected and helped victims of faulty and defective products. For consumers, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act allows them to get complete information about warranty terms and conditions up front, as well as learn what limitations or conditions may apply to their purchases.
For car buyers, knowing about their rights under warranty laws may prevent them from being stuck with a “lemon” vehicle. A previous posting on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog covered warranty issues relating to car purchases and lemon laws. Listed below are the lemon laws for the DC Metro Area.