This law covers passenger cars, trucks, and vans that weigh less than 8,000 pounds, as well as recreational vehicles, that were bought in the state of Illinois.
The law does not cover trailers or boats.
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 Covered||Repair Interval and Coverage Period|
|New cars. Light trucks and vans under 8,000 pounds. Recreational vehicles excluding trailers. Excludes motorcycles.||4 repair attempts or 30 business 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.
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