What If My Problem Does Not Fit The Requirements Of My State's Lemon Law?

If your vehicle does not meet the term of protection or other specifics of the Lemon Law, it does not mean that your rights stop there. You still may be able to invoke the Lemon Law as long as you can justify that the number of repair attempts or days out of service that you encountered were unreasonable.

You may also have other rights under other state and federal laws, such as the following: the federal Magnuson­Moss Warranty Act ; the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); your service contract or extended warranty; secret warranties; implied warranties; express warranties; unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP); and strict liability and negligence.

Consult an attorney, the Consumer Protection Division of the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, or the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) to determine which remedy would be best for your situation.

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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