What Do I Need To Do Before I Can Claim That My Car Is A Lemon?
- If you have taken the car in for at least four repair attempts for the same defect, and the defect continues to exist;
- Or, if the car has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days while being repaired for any number of defects, and the defect continues to exist. This 30day period may be extended if repairs cannot be performed due to conditions beyond the control of the manufacturer, such as war, strike, or natural disaster.
You must provide written notification of the defect to the manufacturer (not your dealer), and give them one final chance to repair the defect. Be sure to send this notice via certified mail, return receipt requested. A violation will not be presumed under the Lemon Law unless you provide such notification.
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.
Additional Lemon Law Articles
- What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?
- What Is The Lemon Law Term Of Protection?
- What Types Of Defects Are Covered?
- What If My Problem Does Not Fit The Requirements Of My State's Lemon Law?
- What Are My Options For Action Under The Lemon Law?
- What Are The Possible Outcomes?
- Does The Manufacturer Have To Tell Potential Purchasers Of The Car That It Was Deemed A Lemon?
- Does The State Of Delaware Have A Used Car Lemon Law?
- Where Can I Get More Information About The Lemon Law?