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Posted: 1/8/2005 4:17:06 PM EDT
Bought a used Jeep Cherokke a few days ago (FWIW, I love it and it's a great vehicle).

However... earlier this evening I noticed that only the top two "lines (elements?), of the rear window defroster are working. The rest of the defroster is dead. I checked the traces for any breaks (didn't find any).

It's not that big of a deal, but I just bought the thing and it's bugging me.

I plan on going back to the dealership and complain about it, but here's the catch.

I live in MA , and we have a "Lemon Law". It states in part:

Defects Covered: Only defects that impair your vehicle’s use or safety are covered.

Now, it's probably pushing things a bit by saying a non-functioning rear window defroster "impairs the vehicles use or safety".

My response to that would be that being unable to see clearly out the rear window is a safety issue and does impair it's use.

Do I have a valid argument, or should I just let it go and fix it myself?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:19:09 PM EDT
Depends on what it costs, Id try to get it fixed if it cost a good bit.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:29:26 PM EDT
You may want to see what they say. They may take care of it for you, depending on what type of deal was made. As to the lemon law, in Ms. and La. it does not aply to used cars, just new. Your state may be different.
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