What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

The Lemon Law applies to passenger automobiles, including pickup trucks and vans and any self­propelled motor vehicle chassis of motor homes sold new to a consumer in the State.

The vehicle must either still be covered by the express warranty and the consumer reports the problem to the manufacturer during the term of that express warranty or during the period of one year following the date of original delivery to the consumer, whichever is the later date.

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
Passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, vans and motor home chassis used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.3 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service. 1 attempt for a condition likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.
Warranty period or 1 year.
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.

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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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