What Is The Lemon Law?

The Washington State Motor Vehicle Lemon Law is designed to help new vehicle owners who have substantial continuing problems with warranty repairs. The law allows the owner to request an arbitration hearing through the Attorney General`s Office.

There will be no charge for the arbitration process. At the hearing, the arbitrator will decide whether a consumer`s claim meets the requirements under the law.

A special note about motor homes

If your vehicle is a motor home originally purchased or leased after June 30, 1998 there are different requirements under the law that are described below. If you have a motor home that was originally purchased or leased at retail on or prior to June 30, 1998 this information describes the standards and procedures which apply to your vehicle.

The Washington State Motor Vehicle Lemon Law is designed to help new vehicle owners who have substantial continuing problems with warranty repairs. The law allows the owner to request an arbitration hearing through the Lemon Law Administration of the Attorney General`s Office. There will be no charge for the arbitration process. At the hearing, the arbitrator will decide whether a consumer`s claim meets the requirements under the law and can distribute liability for repurchase or replacement between the motor home`s final stage, chassis and component manufacturers.

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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