Foreign Language Translations and the Lemon Law

One of the leading reasons auto dealerships are sued is when they fail to provide a foreign language translation of a contract when the transaction is primarily negotiated in a foreign language. In some states, such as California, it is specifically required by law to provide such a foreign language translation of a contract. In others, transactions are being ruled null and void because of this failure.


But this goes even further. One common situation is where the dealership does provide the required foreign language translation of the contract, the customers sign the form, but then for any number of reasons the deal is voided and re-written but a foreign language translation of the re-written version is never provided. As a general rule, customers should always receive a foreign language translation of every version f the contract. Further, always ask for an acknowledgment of receipt of the foreign language translation.

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