What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

The following table summarizes what is covered and eligibiliy requirements for filing Lemon Law claims.

Vehicles CoveredRepair Intervals and Coverage Period
New motor vehicle (passenger car, combination passenger/commercial van, truck or motorcycle) purchased or leased in the Connecticut which does not conform to the manufacturer`s express warranty and which, after a reasonable number of attempts cannot be repaired so that it does conform to that warranty. The law defines a lemon as a new motor vehicle (passenger car, combination passenger/commercial van, truck or motorcycle) purchased or leased in the Connecticut which does not conform to the manufacturer`s express warranty and which, after a reasonable number of attempts cannot be repaired so that it does conform to that warranty.4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service.
2 years or 18,000 miles.
Note:The same problem has to be subjected to a reasonable number of repair attempts and still continue to exist after these attempts at repair.

The law presumes that a reasonable number is four. However, if you have less than four repair attempts for the same problem and can justify that this is a reasonable number of repair attempts, and they have been performed within the time frames noted above.

Or, when the vehicle has been out of service for repair at the dealership for a cumulative total of thirty (30) days or more—not necessarily all at one time—for any number of unrelated problems. These problems must occur within the appropriate time parameters as explained elsewhere in this material.

Or, in the case of a safety defect which is likely to cause death or serious injury if the vehicle is driven, the defect continues to exist after two (2) or more attempts during the first year of operation or the term of the express warranty, whichever occurs first.

These defects must be covered under the manufacturer`s warranty.

A car is out of service while being repaired or waiting for parts.

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The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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