What Types Of Defects Are Covered Under The Used Car Lemon Law?

The law requires a dealer to repair any material defects that substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the used vehicle; that are covered by the warranty, that occur during the applicable warranty period; and that are not the result of your abuse, neglect, lack of maintenance, or an accident. As The law requires that the warranty cover specific parts; contact the New York Office of the Attorney General to find out if the defective part on your vehicle is covered.

The cumulative effect of numerous lesser defects may add up to a substantial impairment of value.

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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