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What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

Any new car, motorcycle, van or truck bought in Massachusetts from a new ­car dealer for personal or family purposes is covered by the Lemon Law. It is covered for one year or 15,000 miles of use from the date of original delivery, whichever comes first. The law also covers vehicles that are resold during the one year or 15,000­ mile term­ of ­protection, and new vehicles leased after July 1, 1997.

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
All vehicles, except off­road vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles, and vehicles used for commercial purposes. 3 repair attempts or 15 business days out of service.
1 year or 15,000 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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