What Is The New Car Lemon Law?

The New Car Lemon Law (General Business Law 198­a) provides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of new cars and certain used cars (see next question) that turn out to be lemons. If the car does not conform to the terms of the written warranty and the manufacturer or its authorized dealer is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts during the first 18,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first, the consumer can choose a full refund or a comparable replacement car.

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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