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What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

This law covers all new or previously untitled vehicles that weigh up to 10,000 pounds; are self­propelled; are used in substantial part for personal family, or household purposes; and are intended primarily for use on public highways.

Motor homes are excluded from coverage by the Lemon Law.

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
Every vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the public highways which is self­propelled. Excludes motor homes or any vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 pounds or more.3 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service.
1 year or 12,000 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.

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