What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

This law covers new and leased automobiles, motorcycles, vans, and trucks that weigh less than 10,000 pounds. These vehicles must have been sold or replaced in the state of Rhode Island in order to be covered.

The law does not cover motorized campers.

The following table summarizes what is covered, how many times the vehicle has to be repaired for the same defect and the warranty period.

Vehicles CoveredRepair Interval and Coverage Period
An automobile, truck, motorcycle, or van having a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds.4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service
1 year or 15,000 miles.
Note:Generally, the term Repair Attempts, as it relates to Lemon Law, refers to one or more attempts to fix the same defect although some states consider a vehicle to be a lemon if it required the specified number of repairs within the coverage period.

A car is out of service while being repaired or waiting for parts.

Warranty Period refers to the Manufacturer`s Express Warranty. Where the Coverage Period lists more than 1 option, the period applies to that option which occurs first.

This is only a summary, to get the complete Lemon Law Statute select your state from the combo box menu on the right side of this page, and click Get Statute.

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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