What Is A Lemon Under The Law?

The law defines a lemon as a motor vehicle that does not conform to the manufacturer`s express warranty* and that, after a reasonable number of attempts, cannot be properly repaired.

*An express warranty is generally a written promise from the manufacturer that should you experience problems in materials or workmanship within a specified period of time (e.g., 3 years or 36,000 miles from the date of purchase) the vehicle will be repaired free of charge. An extended warranty or service contract, usually purchased as an option, is not an express warranty.

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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