What Is Lemon Law?
The Lemon Law is a consumer protection law enacted by a state legislature to assist consumers when they purchase a new automobile or motor vehicle that develops repeated defects or lengthy unusable periods during an initial period of time or within a stated mileage, whichever comes first. The intent of the law is to require the manufacturer of a new automobile or motor vehicle to correct defects that are originally covered under the manufacturer's warranty and are identified and reported within a specific time period. The law also provides procedures to quickly resolve disputes between a consumer and a manufacturer and specific remedies when the uncorrected defect substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the new vehicle. Lemon Law procedures are very specific and vary by state. Be sure to keep accurate written records of all service to your automobile or motor vehicle. When corresponding with the dealer, the manufacturer or your state concerning problems, send all mail by certified mail with a return receipt requested.