What Is The Used Car Lemon Law Term Of Protection?

The law requires used car dealers to provide their customers with warranties, the length of which depends on the used motor vehicle`s mileage at time of purchase:
  • If a motor vehicle has 18,001 to 36,000 miles, the dealer must provide his customer with a warranty for 90 days or 4,000 miles, whichever is reached first;
  • If a motor vehicle has between 36,001 and 79,999 miles, the dealer must provide the customer with a warranty lasting 60 days or 3,000 miles, whichever is reached first;
  • If a motor vehicle has between 80,000 and 100,000 miles, the dealer must provide the customer with a warranty for 30 days or 1,000 miles, whichever is reached first.

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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