How Do I Know If My Vehicle Is A Lemon?

A motor vehicle may be declared a lemon if it meets all of the following conditions:
  1. The vehicle has a serious defect or abnormal condition.
  2. The defect or condition is covered by a manufacturer`s written warranty.
  3. The owner reports the defect or condition to the dealer or manufacturer within the warranty term.
  4. The owner gives the dealer or manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect or condition.
  5. The owner gives the manufacturer (preferably by certified mail) written notice of the defect and at least one opportunity for repair.
  6. The defect or condition persists and substantially impairs the vehicle`s use or market value, or creates a serious safety hazard.
  7. The owner files a timely Lemon Law complaint and pays the filing fee.

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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