New Cars and the Repair Attempts Provision
Where a new car has to be brought back for repairs 4 times for the same problem with a covered part during the warranty period, and that problem continues to exist, the car is presumed to be a lemon.
New Cars and the Days Out-of-Service Provision
Where a new car is out of service for 30 days or more during the warranty period, the car is presumed to be a lemon.
Used Cars and the Repair Attempts Provision
Where a used car has to be brought back for repairs to a covered part three times or more during the warranty period, and that problem continues to exist, the car is presumed to be a lemon.
Used Cars and the Days Out-of-Service Provision
A used car that is out of service for 15 or more days during the warranty period is presumed to be a lemon
What Else Do I Need To Know?
Very often even if your vehicle does not qualify under the Lemon Law, if the deal does not seem “legit”, there may be other problems with the deal that entitle you to legal relief. The Lemon Law does not apply to private sales. The length of the warranty varies depending on if the car was new or used, and depending on the mileage at time of purchase. A car dealer cannot tell you that the vehicle is “as-is” and not subject to the Lemon Law.
How can I afford an attorney to represent me in a Lemon Law case?
The Lemon Law, like many other consumer protection statutes, provides that if you win your case your attorneys’ fees are paid by the losing manufacturer/dealer. This is very important because paying a lawyer hourly for a case could cost more than the cost of a car! But if the manufacturer/dealer has to pay the consumer gets the lawyer paid for and also gets a replacement car or a refund. It is also helpful because a lawyer who agrees to be paid on a contingency basis knows he or she will only get paid if that lawyer wins your case.