What Can I Expect If I Choose To Have The Manufacturer Give Me A Replacement Vehicle?

If your vehicle qualifies as a lemon and the manufacturer offers you a replacement vehicle, it must be one that is acceptable to you. You are free to reject a replacement vehicle and demand a refund. However, you cannot reject a refund and demand a replacement. If you are given a replacement vehicle under the Lemon Law, a new one year or 15,000 mile term of protection starts from the date of delivery of that replacement vehicle.

If the manufacturer issues a replacement vehicle, it must reimburse you for the following costs:

    transfer of registration fees;
  • sales tax resulting from the replacement; and
  • unreimbursed towing or rental charges resulting from the defect.

If you financed your car through the manufacturer and you accept a replacement vehicle, you do not have to enter into any refinancing agreement which would create any financial obligations beyond those set forth in the original agreement.

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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